Little Doors by Paul Di Filippo
(Di Filippo, Paul)

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Here are 17 new stories from a writer whose work has been praised by William Gibson as “spooky, haunting, hilarious.” In the title story of Little Doors, a professor of children’s literature discovers a bizarre synchronicity between a lost text and his illicit relationship with a student. In another story, a boy is born without a brain and his skull is invaded by a group of wild animals. Another chronicles an all-night drive through a Manhattan distinctly different from — but strangely similar to — our own. All of these stories are replete with chaos, human oddities, and the unruly energy of a Tom Waits song, forming an exhilarating collection from a truly creative force in contemporary fiction. The master of "trailer park science fiction", Di Filippo is a two-time finalist for the Nebula Award and finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. “[Di Filippo] channelsurfs postmodern apocalypse, brilliantly.” — Jonathan Lethem
 

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Di Filippo is a two-time finalist for the Nebula Award.
 
Published November 1, 2002 by Four Walls Eight Windows. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Minds are expanded while a few souls come to unfortunate ends in this grotesquely funny collection from Di Filippo (Fractal Paisleys, 1997, etc.).

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Only a few tales—like "Sleep Is Where You Find It" (co-written with Marc Laidlaw), in which legendary photographer Weegee wrestles with the meanings of life and death, and "Rare Firsts," a story about a book lover—display real depth.

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Many of his story ideas, in the hands of less discriminating writers, would have been pulled into flaccid novels instead of engaging and moving stories.

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