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Playmate by Kit Reed

Playmate
Playmate

The little boy next door is just so good. In fact, he's pretty much perfect. And he has a strangely powerful influence on Danny. A disturbing story from an author whose short fiction has been described by scifi.com as "Brilliant on all levels".

Published: 11 Nov 2011

(infinity plus singles, number 9)


Kit Reed

Kit Reed's retrospective short story collection, The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories (Wesleyan, 2013; "a must-have for both those new to Reed and those who have been following her work for decades" according to Publishers Weekly), includes stories originally published in venues ranging from Asimov's SF and Omni to the Kenyon Review and the Yale Review. Her novels include Mormama ("Unflaggingly smart, inventive, and weirdly, brusquely funny" sayd Peter Straub), Enclave (called "a gripping dystopian thriller" in a starred review in Publishers Weekly), The Baby Merchant, and Thinner Than Thou, a winner of the A.L.A. Alex Award.

The New York Times Book Review has this to say about her work: "Most of these stories shine with the incisive edginess of brilliant cartoons... they are less fantastic than visionary."

Other novels include @expectations, Captain Grownup, Fort Privilege, Catholic Girls, J. Eden and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. As Kit Craig she is the author of Gone, Twice Burned and other psychological thrillers. A Guggenheim fellow, she was the first American recipient of an international literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation. Her books Weird Women, Wired Women and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse were finalists for the Tiptree Prize.

more infinity plus books by Kit Reed:

Little Sisters of the Apocalypse Pilots of the Purple Twilight Old Soldiers

the infinity plus shuffle:

Strange Mammals Head Shots The Life Business Parallax View Qinmeartha and the Girl-Child LoChi Red Dot Irreal Picking Blueberries In Springdale Town Take No Prisoners On my way to Samarkand: memoirs of a travelling writer