NOT SO MUCH, SAID THE CAT

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Where else could you find tales of time travellers partying till the end of time alongside magical horses and invading worm-like aliens; Michael Swanwick's latest collection of short stories brings together a delightfully unusual selection of tales, taking you on an endless journey across weary worlds and dystopian futuristic landscapes.

“Not so much, said the cat” is the latest in author Michael Swanwick's collections of fantasy stories, following on from his previous works by bringing together another eclectic mix of tales making for a delightful read that you can pick up at anytime.

With stories from far flung worlds and alternate futures, we're taken on an unusual journey across wild and wonderful landscapes, to the picturesque countryside of Russia, and even hell itself, as we meet a savvy teenager who decides to take on the devil.

Each story is as compelling as the last, from a calculus problem that proves to be much more than meets the eye, to literary characters with self awareness who decide to weave their own tales. Within this intriguing collection of short stories we're taken on a journey around several worlds where your never quite sure what to expect, with plenty of twists and turns to take in along the way.

With plenty of stories to dip and out of with ease, whatever genre you prefer in the fantasy realm your bound to find several tales that entertain amongst this collection of short stories, and some that will certainly surprise you.

An entertaining read from beginning to end, with plenty of tales to amuse, making for a great collection of short stories. Besides, who wouldn't want to spend some time with a sly seductive circus performer, some con artists and a robotic scarecrow with a conscious, and all without leaving the comfort of your sofa!

NOT SO MUCH, SAID THE CAT / AUTHOR: MICHAEL SWANWICK / PUBLISHER: TACHYON PUBLICATIONS / RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 25TH


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