Everything You Need

Michael Marshall Smith
science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories
Everything You Need - Michael Marshall Smith

Art by Vincent Chong.

An aimless driver in the mountains comes upon something that’s both more and less than he hoped for. A child discovers why you should always stay in bed if you wake up in the middle of the night. A homeowner unpacks the wrong bag of groceries, and comes to suspect his neighbors might have secrets that he doesn’t want to know. A cable shopping channel presenter is confronted with disgruntled customers from a *very* long way out of town... and a man sets himself to rid the world of one of its most famous lies, and winds up destroying himself instead.

Michael Marshall Smith’s last short story collection was hailed as “stellar” by Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) and a “major publishing event” by Ellen Datlow, and it won the International Horror Guild Award. You’re invited to return to the short fiction of New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author Michael Marshall Smith: it is Everything You Need.


  • This Is Now
  • Unbelief
  • Walking Wounded
  • The Seventeenth Kind
  • A Place For Everything
  • The Last Barbeque
  • The Stuff That Goes On In Their heads
  • Unnoticed*
  • The Good Listener
  • Different Now
  • Author Of The Death *
  • Sad, Dark Thing
  • What Happens When You Wake Up In The Night
  • The Things He Said
  • Substitutions
  • The Woodcutter *
  • Everything You Need *
  • Story Notes

(* Original to this collection)

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Release date: September 2013
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories
Expectation rating: 9.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: June 04, 2022
Other books by Michael Marshall Smith
Only Forward
One of Us
When God Lived in Kentish Town & Others
The Vaccinator
What You Make It
Binary 2
Cat Stories
More Tomorrow & Other Stories
The Servants
Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence
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