Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
The present collection - the first ever published of his shorter fiction - includes both one of his earliest stories (Thirteen O'Clock) and a brand-new novelette, Gomez, which appears here in print for the first time.
Told with excitement and power, these stories display the delightfully ironic imagination of a writer who is master of his craft.
Cyril Michael Kornbluth (1923–1958) is an American science fiction author. He has used these pseudonyms: Cecil Corwin, S.D. Gottesman, Edward J. Bellin, Kenneth Falconer, Walter C. Davies, Simon Eisner and Jordan Park.