Collected Stories by Lewis Shiner
I first read Lew’s graceful science fiction stories in the 1990s genre magazines. What an astonishment to discover he has, over a multi-decade career, written mainstream, dark fantasy, cyberpunk, historicals, a miniseries of hard-boiled detective stories, even a western or two. You’ll find them all in Lew’s amazing Collected Stories, with (coincidentally) an Introduction by another Story Collection Storybundle author, Karen Joy Fowler. Enjoy this multi-talented author’s body of short fiction in The Story Collection Storybundle.
“These 41 powerful stories cover Shiner’s career across three decades and multiple genres, showcasing hard-edged, often political genre fiction at its finest….Shiner never fails to astound, and this collection highlights everything that makes him one of today’s best storytellers.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“With Collected Stories, Lewis Shiner cements his position as one of the SF field’s most accomplished practitioners. His humanism and his compassion are evident in even the more pessimistic explorations of power struggles, and reveal a thoughtful and erudite exploration of how and why human beings treat one another the way they do. Shiner’s prose sparkles with humanity, with empathy, and with clarity. Taken as a whole, the collection is a gift of narrative, a multifaceted examination into what it means to be a human being in any universe.”
—Jason Eric Lundberg, Strange Horizons
“That may be Shiner’s greatest talent, the ability — like all the masters of the short fiction form — to create characters we can care about, can even relate to, in brief tales and in the most incredible circumstances. Regardless of allegory or fantasy, what makes his Collected Stories so memorable is the humanity at their heart. This is a substantial collection in every sense, one that places Lewis Shiner among the finest of today’s short story practitioners.”
—James A. Gardner, blogcritics.org
Visit Lew and learn more about his books and stories at lewisshiner.com.
Love short stories! The Story Collection Storybundle is live for less than a week until June 2! You the reader name your price—whatever you feel the books are worth. You may designate a portion to go to a charity. Enjoy traditionally published, multi-award-winning stories from diverse and varied publications which the authors have collected for you.
The Bundle includes What I Didn’t See (a World Fantasy Award Winner) by Karen Joy Fowler (the New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club), Collected Stories by Philip K. Dick Award Finalist Lewis Shiner, Errantry by four-time World Fantasy Award-winning Elizabeth Hand, The Green Leopard Plague by two-time Nebula Award-winning Walter Jon Williams, Women Up to No Good by multi-award-winning Pat Murphy, Strange Ladies: 7 Stories by New York Times Notable Book Author Lisa Mason, Wild Things by C. C. Finlay, the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and 6 Stories by Bram Stoker Award-winning Kathe Koja.