In honor of the shortest day of the year, Tachyon’s publicist/erstwhile elf Jim DeMaiolo has taken to YouTube to recommend our very shortest stories: Cigar-Box Faust by Michael Swanwick.
Cigar-Box is the perfect gift for anyone who loves witty sci-fi and fantasy—and most importantly, for anyone who has a very brief attention span (hello, 2020). Get your copy now on sale for 20% off, and choose between the trade paperback, limited hardcover, and boxed limited edition. Or all three!
Humorous and luminous, this collection of award-winning author Michael Swanwick’s short-short fiction is a work of masterfully sustained whimsy for adults. Cigar-Box Faust contains more than seventy fantastical stories in fewer than a hundred pages.
Discover tantalizing glimpses of Swanwick’s many worlds: microstories for every planet in the solar system; a series that Swanwick wrote in his sleep; a clutch of alternate autobiographies; a 416 word novella of decadence and corporate politics; Picasso and Philip K. Dick as existential heroes; and, the impossible—a rhyme for “orange.”