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The Best of Michael Marshall Smith

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Author: Michael Marshall Smith
Publisher: Subterranean Press, 2020

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n 1990, British-born author Michael Marshall Smith burst on to the literary scene with his first story "The Man Who Drew Cats." It won the prestigious British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction, and he went on to win the award again the next year. In a career that has now spanned three decades he has written nearly 100 short stories, published more than a dozen best-selling novels around the world, and scripted numerous movie and television projects.

Now, to celebrate his three decades as a writer, The Best of Michael Marshall Smith brings together thirty of his most emotive and powerful stories (including all his award-winning short fiction), along with extensive story notes by the author.

Featuring evocative heading illustrations by Les Edwards, this career-spanning collection includes such memorable tales as "Hell Hath Enlarged Herself," "More Tomorrow," "To Receive is Better," "What You Make It," "Later," "The Dark Land," "What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night," "Always," and many others, in their definitive versions.

By turns touching, disturbing, and frightening, these stories are not limited by theme or genre, but reveal a writer always in command, and whose imagination knows no bounds. The Best of Michael Marshall Smith is the ultimate compilation of the author's work, and stands as a testament to his mastery of, and commitment to, his craft.

Table of Contents:
• The Handover • (2000) • short story
• Save As ... • (1997) • short story
• Being Right • (2003) • short story
• Hell Hath Enlarged Herself • (1996) • novelette
• More Tomorrow • (1995) • novelette
• The Motel Business • short story
• Dear Alison • (1997) • short story
• The Man Who Drew Cats • (1990) • short story
• This Is Now • (2004) • short story
• To Receive Is Better • (1994) • short story
• They Also Serve • (2001) • short story
• The Scariest Thing in the World • (2018) • short story
• The Seventeenth Kind • (2007) • novelette
• What You Make It • (1999) • novelette
• Not Waving • (1996) • novelette
• Later • (1993) • short story
• Walking Wounded • (1997) • novelette
• The Gist • (2013) • short story
• Author of the Death • (2013) • short story
• The Dark Land • (1991) • short story
• Different Now • (1997) • short story
• The Things He Said • (2007) • short story
• The Window of Erich Zann • (2018) • novelette
• Everything You Need • (2013) • short story
• What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night • (2009) • short story
• Failure • (2013) • short story
• Charms • (1997) • short story
• The Burning Woods • (2018) • novella
• Shit Happens • (2018) • short story
• Always • (1992) • short story
• Best of--Story Notes • essay


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