This Strange Way of Dying

Spanning a variety of genres—fantasy, science fiction, horror—and time periods, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s exceptional debut collection features short stories infused with Mexican folklore yet firmly rooted in a reality that transforms as the fantastic erodes the rational. This speculative fiction compilation, lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human. Perplexing and absorbing, the stories lift the veil of reality to expose the realms of what lies beyond with creatures that shed their skin and roam the night, vampires in Mexico City that struggle with disenchantment, an apocalypse with giant penguins, legends of magic scorpions, and tales of a ceiba tree surrounded by human skulls.

Scales As Pale as Moonlight
Stories with Happy Endings
Bed of Scorpions
Jaguar Woman
The Doppelgangers
Driving with Aliens in Tijuana
Flash Frame
Cemetery Man
The Death Collector
This Strange Way of Dying
Shade of the Ceiba Tree


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