shining the spotlight on short story collections
The One Story blog brought to my attention that Small Beer Press, run by Short Review author Kelly Link, ( the review of her collection, Magic for Beginners is here) and Gavin Grant,will be offering free downloads of John Kessel’s latest short story collection The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories. Says One Story:
The Baum Plan includes Kessel’s Tiptree Award winning “Stories for Men” (gender inequality meets Fight Club…on the moon), “Pride and Prometheus,” a mash-up of Frankenstein and Jane Austen, and “Powerless,” an amazing mix of pulp fiction, paranoia, and academia.Could this be the future of publishing? In July 2005 Small Beer Press released Kelly Link’s first collection, Stranger Things Happen, online under a Creative Commons license. It has since been downloaded more than 50,000 times.
Download the collection from here (where you can also buy a paper copy if you really have to. So 20th century.)