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“[Mamatas] is the People’s Commissar of Awesome.”
—China Miéville, author of Embassytown
Welcome to the People’s Republic of Everything—of course, you’ve been here for a long time already. Make yourself at home alongside a hitman who always tells the truth, no matter how reality has to twist itself to suit; electric matchstick girls who have teamed up with Friedrich Engels; a telepathic boy and his father’s homemade nuclear bomb; a very bad date that births an unforgettable meme; and a dog who simply won’t stop howling on social media.
THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING features a decade’s worth of crimes, fantasies, original fiction, and the author’s preferred text of the acclaimed short novel Under My Roof.
“Each tale is entertaining on its surface, but all hold a deeper meaning … This collection will be an easy sell to readers who enjoy genre-blending authors of thought-provoking and topical tales, such as Jeffrey Ford, China Miéville, and Jeff VanderMeer.”
—Booklist, starred review
“The 15 stories in Mamatas’s strong collection show impressive imaginative range, cutting across the boundaries of fantasy and science fiction and veering into territory that defies genre pigeonholing.”
“Bay Area author Nick Mamatas is renowned in his work and in his online presence as witty and perspicacious; his new collection will bolster that reputation … brilliant, oddball.”
“THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING is a subversive and darkly humorous collection of stories showcasing author Nick Mamatas’s ability to work across a variety of genres.”
“Mamatas is such a great novelist that it’s easy to forget he also writes superb short stories. This collection is a testament to his short-form chops, and a powerful one at that.”
“Nick Mamatas is the gadfly that makes the horse buck—whip-smart and no bullshit and with one hell of a bite. These are canny, nimble stories that navigate between genre and literature, and are unlike what anyone else is writing.”
—Brian Evenson, author of The Warren and Fugue State
“Mamatas at his best. Makes me laugh. Makes me drop things. Makes me read on. Makes me run for cover.”
―Terry Bisson, author of Bears Discover Fire
“How does speculative fiction retain its relevance in an era when daily events feel fictitious and the mere possibility of a future seems speculative? If anyone knows the answer, it’s Nick Mamatas. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING is a great leap forward. Let’s hope there’s somewhere to land.”
—Jarett Kobek, author of I Hate the Internet
- Introduction by Jeffrey Ford
- Walking with a Ghost
- The People’s Republic of Everywhere and Everything
- Tom Silex, Spirit-Smasher
- The Great Armored Train
- The Phylactery
- Slice of Life
- The Glottal Stop
- The Spook School
- A Howling Dog
- Lab Rat
- Dreamer of the Day
- We Never Sleep
- Under My Roof
For more info on THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Elizabeth Story