Also by Kelly Link: Pretty
Monsters | Magic for
Beginners | Trampoline
This first collection by award-winning
author Kelly Link, takes fairy tales and cautionary tales, dictators
and extraterrestrials, amnesiacs and honeymooners, revenants and readers
alike, on a voyage into new, strange, and wonderful territory. The
girl detective must go to the underworld to solve the case of the
tap-dancing bank robbers. A librarian falls in love with a girl whose
father collects artificial noses. A dead man posts letters home to
his estranged wife. Two women named Louise begin a series of consecutive
love affairs with a string of cellists. A newly married couple become
participants in an apocalyptic beauty pageant. Sexy blond aliens invade
New York City. A young girl learns how to make herself disappear.
These eleven extraordinary stories are quirky, spooky, and smart.
They all have happy endings. Every story contains a secret prize.
Each story was written especially for you.
Stories from Stranger Things Happen have won the Nebula, Tiptree,
and World Fantasy Award. Stranger Things Happen was a Salon
Book of the Year, one of the Village Voice's 25 Favorite Books
of 2001, and was nominated for the Firecracker Alternative Book Award.
Fifth Printing Note: We
are sorry to say some copies of this printing have page 118 reprinted
where page 188 should be. There are a couple of remedies. You can
download the pdf of page 188 here
or you can email us.
We are a tiny press and we apologize for our mistake. We hope the
replacement page (or the book, below) will satisfy readers. However,
if you'd rather, we will replace your book. Please email
us if this is the case.
How to identify if your
copy is a 5th printing: On the copyright page it states "First
Edition 5 6 7 8 9 0"
July 1, 2005
Kelly Link's debut collection
Stranger Things Happen is now available for as a free download
in various completely open formats with no Digital Rights Management
(DRM) strings attached. It is licensed under a Creative
2.5) license allowing readers to share the stories with friends
and generally have at them in any noncommercial manner. The book is
provided below in these formats: Text file, HTML, rtf, and lo-res
PDF. We encourage any and all conversions into other formats. We'll
happily host, credit, and add your conversion to the file list below.
Please abide by these few rules for file-conversions:
Downloads: To get your
Free Download of Stranger Things Happen click on the links
text file, 462k
PDF file, 2.5MB
-- Click to open in browser. Right click (or Control+click) to "Save
link" to save the pdf file to your computer.
from the html version for MobiPocket reader with chapter information
and a table of contents. 204k. (Thanks, Daniel
for Palm with chapter information and a table of contents. 204k. (Thanks,
file, 483k -- Converted so that the table of contents is linked
as is license info and about the author info. It is also html optimized
for reading on a pocket pc. (Thanks Matt
for the e-book reader iSilo which is available for various mobile
platforms. (Thanks: Colin Dunstan!)
-- The PDF is now on the Gnutella
and Gnutella2 peer-to-peer networks. (Thanks: Jules!)
of the HTML file on this site. Plucker is a reader for mobile devices
running the Palm operating system. 198k. (Thanks: Mark Hainline!)
version that includes links for navigating from the table of contents
to each story. 198k. (Thanks: Howard Bales!)
-- For most ebook readers. 257k. (Thanks: Byron Collins!)
format for PDA's: 241k. (Thanks: Byron Collins!)
"Most of My Friends are Two-Thirds
Water" read by Alex Wilson
(and released under CC, of course).
MP3; 64kbps; 12.5MB)
Ogg Vorbis (.ogg); Q2; 14MB
AAC (.m4a); 64kbps; 12.8MB
"The Specialist's Hat"
by Jason Lundberg (40 minute MP3).