McSweeney's, also known as Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, TM's Internet Fondness, TM's Web-Based Malignance and TM's Clickity-Click Ha-Ha, is a loosely defined literary journal that happens to have a small but growing presence on the Web. In a recent profile in the The New Yorker, Editor Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) described his McSweeney's philosophy: "I try to make the magazine as untimely and irrelevant as possible."
Now the editors of McSweeney's join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon to present a wildly entertaining collection of never-before-published stories by some of the most popular and critically acclaimed authors writing today.
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales offers an originally modern take on an old tradition of storytelling, showcasing genres from science fiction to hard-boiled detective fare. Contributors include Jim Shepard, Aimee Bender, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, Nick Hornby, Laurie King, Karen Joy Fowler, Harlan Ellison, Dave Eggers, Michael Moorcock, and many others.
As Michael Chabon states in the book's Introduction: "I think that we have forgotten how much fun reading a short story can be, and I hope that, if nothing else, this treasury goes some small distance toward reminding us of that lost but fundamental truth."
Bill says, "The Michael Moorcock story alone is worth the price; at least it was for me."
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales
Edited by Michael Chabon
retail price - $13.95
copacetic price - $11.85