This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire & the Fantastic

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Release date: September 2013
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

Spanning a variety of genres — fantasy, science fiction, horror — and time periods, Silvia Moreno-Garcia's exceptional debut collection features short stories infused with Mexican folklore yet firmly rooted in a reality that transforms as the fantastic erodes the rational. This speculative fiction compilation, lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human. Perplexing and absorbing, the stories lift the veil of reality to expose the realms of what lies beyond with creatures that shed their skin and roam the night, vampires in Mexico City that struggle with disenchantment, an apocalypse with giant penguins, legends of magic scorpions, and tales of a ceiba tree surrounded by human skulls.

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