Tiny Deaths - Robert Shearman

World Fantasy Award 2008 for Best Collection.

Analyzing the complexity, absurdity, and blessedness of seemingly ordinary people, this debut collection examines the metaphysical assumptions surrounding death. From the end of a relationship to the meaning behind its title, this anthology continually surprises and subverts, utilizing topics such as alien intelligence, reincarnation, imaginary children, and even conversations with Hitler’s childhood pet. Engaging and diverse, this compendium offers a fascinating perspective on mortality.


  • Mortal Coil
  • Perfect
  • Grappa
  • Ashes to Ash
  • Extra Ordinary
  • Stuff We Leave Behind
  • Damned If You Don't
  • Favourite
  • Static
  • No Looking Back
  • So Proud
  • The Storyteller
  • Tiny Deaths
  • Meanwhile, in a Small Room, a Small Boy
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Release date: 2007
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Tags: world fantasy award
Updated: January 09, 2015