A Better Way to Die: The Collected Short Stories

by Paul Cornell
Release date: August 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, short stories

Paul Cornell has written Doctor Who for the BBC, Batman & Robin for DC, and Wolverine for Marvel. He has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, the Eagle Award for his comics, and shares a Writer’s Guild Award for television. He is one of only two people to be Hugo Award nominated for all three media.

A Better Way to Die is his first ever short story collection, providing a comprehensive overview of his work. Featured here are both his contributions to George RR Martin’s Wildcards series and all the Jonathan Hamilton stories, including “One of Our Bastards is Missing”, shortlisted for the Hugo Award in 2010, and “A Better Way to Die”, winner of a BSFA Award in 2011.

With an introduction by John Scalzi, the eBook edition contains 21 stories, representing almost all of Paul's published short fiction to date.


  • Introduction by John Scalzi
  • Sunflower Pump
  • The Greys
  • The Deer Stalker
  • Horror Story
  • Michael Laurits is: DROWNING
  • Global Collider Generation: an Idyll
  • Secret Identity
  • The Occurrence at Slocombe Priory
  • A Map of Lychford
  • The Sensible Folly
  • More (Wild Cards)
  • The Elephant in the Room (Wild Cards)
  • A New Arrival at the House of Love
  • The Ghosts of Christmas
  • Tom
  • Ramesses on the Frontier
  • Zeta Reticuli
  • Catherine Drewe
  • One of our Bastards is Missing
  • The Copenhagen Interpretation
  • A Better Way to Die
updated 2015-08-26

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