Andy Duncan has shamelessly told flat-out made-up stories for twenty years, and this book right here is the evidence!
In the tales gathered in An Agent of Utopia: New and Selected Stories you will meet a Utopian assassin, an aging UFO contactee, a haunted Mohawk steelworker, a time-traveling prizefighter, a yam-eating Zombie, and a child who loves a frizzled chicken — not to mention Harry Houdini, Zora Neale Hurston, Sir Thomas More, and all their fellow travelers riding the steamer-trunk imagination of a unique twenty-first-century fabulist.
Andy Duncan (born 1964) is an award-winning American science fiction and fantasy writer whose work frequently deals with Southern themes.
His fiction has appeared in a number of venues, including Asimov's Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, SciFiction, and Escape Pod (podcast). He has won the Theodore Sturgeon Award and two World Fantasy Awards, and has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Award.
Photo: Andy Duncan South Street Seaport 2008-04-01. Photo author: Houari Boumedienne. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.