Short Story Collections

Dead Travel FastDead Travel Fast

USA: Dinoship, Inc., 2005, PB.
ISBN: 0972858539

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This is the first American collection of Kim’s Short Stories. It features: ‘A Drug on the Market'; ‘Tomorrow Town'; ‘The Original Dr Shade'; ‘Famous Monsters'; ‘Organ Donors'; ‘Going to Series'; ‘Angel Down Sussex'; ‘Dead Travel Fast;’ ‘Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue'; ‘The Big Fish’.

Quote:

“De Ville was a black silhouette, fringed with bitter crimson. He seemd to look directly at the white hot iron, unaffected by the harsh glow that ruined others’ eyes. All Massingham knew about the Count that he was a foreign gentleman, with a great interest in railways.”

from Dead Travel Fast


Binary 2Andy Warhol's Dracula

UK: Millennium Books, 2000; PB.
ISBN: 1857987608.

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This novelette contains the short story ‘Andy Warhol’s Dracula’ by Kim, and ‘The Vaccinator’ by Michael Marshall Smith.

Quote:

“The vampire in the white suit hooked her attention too.

For a moment, she was sure it was him, come back yet again, young and lethal, intent on murderous revenge.

She breathed the name, ‘Dracula.’ “


Unforgivable StoriesUnforgiveable Stories

UK: Pocket Books, 2000; PB.
ISBN: 0671022210

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The introduction is written by Eugene Byrne, and it contains: ‘Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue'; ‘Dead Travel Fast'; ‘Further Developments in the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'; ‘Great Western; The Germans Won'; ‘Just Like Eddy'; ‘Residuals'; ‘Slow News Day'; ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic'; ‘A Victorian Ghost Story’.

Quote:

“You have conquered and I yield. yet, henceforward art thou also dead – dead to the World, to Heaven, and to Hope! In me didst thou exist – and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered myself.”

from “Just like Eddy”


Seven StarsSeven Stars

UK: Pocket Books, 2000; PB.
ISBN: 0671773380

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The foreword is written by Stephen Jones, and the collection contains: ‘Angel Down’, ‘Sussex'; ‘End of the Pier Show'; ‘Seven Stars'; ‘Where the Bodies Are Buried 3: Black and White and Red All Over'; ‘Where the Bodies Are Buried 2020′; ‘Who’s Who'; ‘You Don’t have to be Mad…’

Quote:

“Pai-net’em found Pharaoh in his morning room, hunched on his day-bed, face as swollen and distorted as the lowest slave’s. The great were not spared; indeed, Pharaoh seemed to suffer more than his subjects, for he had far more to lose. If all who lived under him were oblierated, his name would pass from memory.”

from “Seven Stars”


Where the Bodies are BuriedWhere The Bodies are Buried

UK: An Alchemy Press / Airgedlamh Publication, 2000; HB.

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This limited edition hardback volume collects all four of the “Where the Bodies are Buried” stories. The introduction is written by Peter Atkins, with the cover by Sylvia Starshine, and interior art by Randy Broecker. Each copy is signed by all contributors. It contains: ‘Where the Bodies Are Buried'; ‘Where the Bodies Are Buried II: Sequel Hook’, ‘Where the Bodies Are Buried 3: Black and White and Red All Over'; ‘Where the Bodies Are Buried 2020′.

Quote:

“Peter Paul Parick, a convicted arsonist, set off a fire bomb in a private club where old horror films were shown. Five people died in reel two of the 1943 Henry Aldrich Haunts a House. Patrick claimed it was time “to rid the world of Rob Hackwill and the perverts who are his disciples”. Fifty-seven per cent of Comet readers agreed with him.”

from “Where the Bodies are Buried 3″


Back in the USSABack in the USSA

USA: Mark V Ziesing, 1997; HB.
ISBN 0929480848

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This novel is composed of several alternate reality stories set in a world where America had a revolution, and Russia didn’t. Welcome to the United Socialist States of America. Co-written with Eugene Byrne. It contains: ‘Abdication Street'; ‘Citizen Ed'; ‘In the Air'; ‘On the Road'; ‘Ten Days That Shook the World'; ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic'; ‘Tom Joad’.

Quote:

“I don’t know how much you know about America, Mr. Lowe, but a Labor Day weekend is some big deal. Every town has its parades, and speeches and hoe-downs. It was an even bigger deal under Chairman Capone. Everyone I knew bought it outright. Except Mom, of course. She was a real old dissenter. She was taking risks. She was First Aid officer at the tractor plant, and was too good at it to be got rid of.”


Famous MonstersFamous Monsters

UK: Pocket Books, 1995; PB. ISBN: 0671853007

It has an introduction by Paul McAuley, and contains the following stories: ‘The Big Fish'; ‘The Blitz Spirit'; ‘Famous Monsters'; ‘Out of the Night’, ‘When the Full Moon is Bright'; ‘The Pale Spirit People'; ‘The Pierce Arrow Stalled, And…'; ‘Pitbull Brittan'; ‘A Quarter to Thre'; ‘Ratting'; ‘The Snow Sculptures of Xanadu'; ‘Three on a Match'; ‘Ubermensch!'; ‘Where the Bodies Are Buried'; ‘Where the Bodies Are Buried II: Sequel Hook’.

Quote:

I pushed the door and found myself in the temple’s waiting room. It was what I’d expected: subdued lighting, old but bad paintings, a few semi-pornographic statuettes, a strong smell of last night’s incense to cover the fish stink. It had as much religious atmosphere as a two-dollar bordello.

“Yoo-hoo,” I said, “Dagon calling…”

from “The Big Fish”


The Original Dr. Shade and Other StoriesThe Original Dr. Shade

UK: Pocket Books, 1994; PB. ISBN: 0671715623

With an introducation by Neil Gaiman. It contains: ‘D&D'; ‘Dreamers'; ‘Gargantuabots Vs the Nice Mice'; ‘The McCarthy Witch Hunt'; ‘The Man Who Collected Barker'; ‘Mother Hen'; ‘Mrs Vail'; ‘The Next-But-One Man'; ‘Organ Donors'; ‘The Original Dr Shade'; ‘Pamela’s Pursuit'; ‘Patricia’s Profession'; ‘SQPR'; ‘Twitch Technicolor’.

Quote:

Sally knew from experience and The Rockford Files that nothing was as simple as the commission she had accepted. She was being followed.

from “Mother Hen”


In DreamsIn Dreams
Edited with Paul J. McAuley

UK: Gollancz, 1992; PB. ISBN: 0575052015

Contributors:

Steve Antczak, Barrington Bayley, Stephen Baxter, Scott Bradfield, Jonathan Carroll, Ray Davis, Greg Egan, Christopher Fowler, Colin Greenland, Peter F. Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, Cliff burns, Graham Joyce, Marc Laidlaw, Jonathan Lethem & Lukas Jaeger, Ian R MacLeod, Ian McDonald, Alastair Reynolds, Nicholas Royle, Lewis Shiner, Steve Rasnic Tem, Mark Timlin, Lisa Tuttle, Ian Watson, Don Webb, Andrew Weiner, and F. Paul Wilson.

With an Introduction by Charles Shaar Murray. The theme of the anthology is “A celebration of the 7-inch single in all-original SF and Horror Fiction.”

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