Trampoline: an anthology
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- Greer Gilman's
novella "A Crowd of Bone" won the World
Alex Irvine's "Gus Dreams of Biting the Mailman" were
nominated for World Fantasy Awards.
- Susan Mosser's
"Bumpship" was reprinted in The Year's Best SF.
Barzak's Dead Boy Found" was reprinted in The Best New Horror.
- Karen Joy Fowler's
"King Rat" and Richard Butner's "Ash City Stomp"
were reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror.
(An interview with Greer
Gilman. And an older interview.)
- "No unblinkered,
gloveless reader can resist the stream of associations unleashed
by Ford's story and the rest of Trampoline: influences as
disparate as science fiction, magic realism, pulp, and Twilight
Zone morality plays."
- "In short,
Trampoline is yet another unique source of powerful, exciting,
new approaches to fantasy and interstitial fiction. It is flexible
enough and fresh enough that I hope it proves to be the beginning
of a series. It occupies its own rather beautifully fragile place
in the fantastical fiction milieu."
-- Jeff VanderMeer,
editor should be commended, not only for an intriguing compilation...but
that she manages to stay out of the way of it. The only thing that
intrudes here is her taste in the story selection and ordering.
There's no tiresome manifesto here, no chest-beating about movements
or genres or rants against publishing mediocrity and how some merry
band of rogues is going to revolutionize anything. She understands
that the role of editor is to let the work speak for itself."
-- SF Site
an anthology of mostly original fiction. Perhaps the first of an occasional
series, perhaps the one and only of its kind. We'll see.
stories ~ 140,000 words ~ 10 men ~ 10 women
not contain a manifesto.
Cover painting by Shelley
an elastic mattress-like contrivance on which acrobats, gymnasts,
an original anthology edited by Kelly Link, the award-winning author
of Stranger Things Happen,
and co-editor of the zine, Lady Churchill's
twenty astounding stories by Christopher Barzak, Richard Butner, Alan
DeNiro, Carol Emshwiller, Jeffrey Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Greer Gilman,
John Gonzalez, Glen Hirshberg, Samantha Hunt, Alex Irvine, Shelley
Jackson, Beth Adele Long, Maureen McHugh, Susan Mosser, Ed Park, Christopher
Rowe, Dave Shaw, Vandana Singh, and Rosalind Palermo Stevenson.
a mere $17 you and your friends around the world can read the finest
fiction we've been able to find collected in one solid, easy to throw
across the room, bouncy package.
selections have appeared (and maybe disappear) online. A roundtable
interview is now bouncing
across hypertext. All over the country home insurance companies will
inquire, "Do you have a Trampoline?"
but who are these people? -- photos, biographies,
links to websites and blogs, news on
trampolining activities (parties and readings?),
and maybe some other bouncy fun.
Rowe, The Force Acting
on the Displaced Body
Park, Well-Moistened with Cheap Wine, the Sailor and the Wayfarer
Sing of Their Absent Sweethearts
Hunt, Famous Men (Three Stories)
Irvine, Gus Dreams of Biting the Mail Man
A Crowd of Bone
DeNiro, Fuming Woman
Shaw, King of Spain
Mosser, Bump Ship
Singh, The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet
Hirshberg, Shipwreck Beach
Ford, The Yellow Chamber
Adele Long, Destroyer
Emshwiller, Gods and Three Wishes
Barzak, Dead Boy Found
Palermo Stevenson, Insect
Ash City Stomp
Joy Fowler, King Rat
the first line theory of reading:
he little creek behind my trailer in Kentucky is called Frankum Branch.
amnath Mishra's life changed forever one morning,
ll this started when my father told my mother she was a waste.
argaret, do you see the leaves?
ristine silence was the law in the gleaming white halls of The Center
for the Reification of Actual Probability.
ne day when I was in the first grade Scott Arnold told me he was going
to wash my face with snow on my way home from school.
ately, Walter has been hard to live with.
t's the start of a brand new life, Johnny."
b. No story begins with the letter N. Is that odd? Should we be worried?
xclusion Rights for minors?
partial index of this anthology.
A poem, not connected
to this anthology.
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