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Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales by Garry Kilworth

Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales
Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales

Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales is a collection of stories that span some 20 years. They cover a variety of themes and are more different, in style as well as content, than they are similar. As the author himself says, "Some writers follow a path of sameness in order to satisfy their readers' desire for familiarity. To me that's like going to same country for your holiday every year. It's not me. I like going somewhere different every time."

The tales range from Chinese fantasy ('Death of the Mocking Man') to science fiction ('Moby Jack'), to fantasy ('The Sculptor') to horror ('The Megowl') to ghost stories ('Hunter's Hall') - but for the most part they're just plain odd and refuse to slot into any set category.

This edition of Moby Jack also includes the previously uncollected 'When the Music Stopped' by Christian Lehmann and Garry Kilworth.

So, if you like weird stories, dark comedy and tales where characters get into impossible situations and only occasionally extract themselves, then you'll probably enjoy this volume.

"A selection of stories whose diversity, originality and poignancy leave me breathless with awe." (Claude Lalumiere, Locus Online)

"Garry Kilworth is arguably the finest writer of short fiction today, in any genre." (New Scientist)

"His characters are strong and the sense of place he creates is immediate." (Sunday Times)

"Kilworth is a master of his trade." (Punch)

"Kilworth is one of the most significant writers in the English language." (Fear)

Cover by cmeder

Published: 04 Jan 2018

Garry Kilworth

Garry Kilworth is a particularly well-travelled and eclectic writer of the historical, the fantastic and much more. He has been described by New Scientist as "arguably the finest writer of short fiction today, in any genre". Recent books include Dragoons, a historical novel set during the Anglo-Zulu Wars, Attica, a dark quest set in an attic the size of a continent, and his memoirs, On my way to Samarkand. His novel Rogue Officer won the 2008 Charles Whiting Award for Literature. The Ragthorn, a novella written with Robert Holdstock, won the World Fantasy Award in 1992.

more infinity plus books by Garry Kilworth:

Tales from the Fragrant Harbour The Best Short Stories of Garry Kilworth The Sometimes Spurious Travels Through Time and Space of James Ovit The Ragthorn The Iron Wire The Fabulous Beast On my way to Samarkand: memoirs of a travelling writer infinity plus: quintet Memories of the Flying Ball Bike Shop The Sculptor infinities

the infinity plus shuffle:

Warm Words & Otherwise: A Blizzard of Book Reviews A Restless Wind infinities Closet Dreams Ghostwriting Muezzinland: the author's edition In Springdale Town On my way to Samarkand: memoirs of a travelling writer Old Soldiers The Life Business