Fiction

Short Stories

pwg-winter2012-homeStars Falling

It’s a night of falling stars, and Angie hopes that it will bring her luck. Instead it brings her face to face with the meaning of what she calls love.

Southwest NoirFrank’s Bar Always Did Need a Woman’s Touch

On a trip out to the desert borderlands to leave water for those seeking a better life, two women  unexpectedly encounter a pair of vigilantes. You should find one of them all too familiar.

bigclickLost and Found

Issue Five of The Big Click launches with Andrea Gibbons’ “Lost and Found,” the tale of a former guerrilla (and mother) who must make a new life for herself in Los Angeles after the war’s over.

sendmyloveThe El Rey Bar

Gibbons’s “The El Rey Bar” brilliantly conveys the chaos, the hopelessness, and the despair engendered during an L.A. riot. (Publisher’s Weekly)

Translations

sendmyloveBizco’s Memories” by Paco Ignacio Taibo II: An old friend off-handedly recounts how his obsession with soccer began while he was tortured as a political prisoner in Mexico.

 

Edited Collections

sendmyloveGary Phillips and Andrea Gibbons, editors. Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail: Stories of Crime, Love and Rebellion

Burn, Baby, Burn.

An incendiary mixture of genres and voices, this collection of short stories compiles a unique set of work that revolves around riots, revolts, and revolution. From the turbulent days of unionism in the streets of New York City during the Great Depression to a group of old women who meet at their local café to plan a radical act that will change the world forever, these original and once out-of-print stories capture the various ways people rise up to challenge the status quo and change up the relationships of power. Ideal for any fan of noir, science fiction, and revolution and mayhem, this collection includes works from Sara Paretsky, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Cory Doctorow, Kim Stanley Robinson, Summer Brenner and Michael Moorcock.

 

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