Great literature has never been this much fun before. The reigning master of short fiction reinvents science fiction and fantasy in a dazzling new collection unlike anything you've ever read. Time-traveling dinosaurs wreak havoc on a placid Vermont town. An ogre is murdered in a locked room in Faerie. An uncanny bordello proves as dangerous as it is alluring. Language is stolen from the builders of Babel. Those strangely loveable Post-Utopian scoundrels and con men Darger and Surplus swindle their way through London, Paris, and Arcadia. The Dog Said Bow-Wow includes three Hugo Award-winning stories and an original novelette of swashbuckling romance and adventure, "The Skysailor's Tale." Ranging from the hardest of science fiction to the highest of fantasy, this irresistible collection amuses and enlightens as only Michael Swanwick can.
About the Author
Michael Swanwick is one of the most acclaimed science-fiction and fantasy short-story writers of his generation, having received five consecutive Hugo Awards. He has also won the Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. Swanwick's novels include The Iron Dragon's Daughter, a New York Times Notable Book, and the Nebula Award-winning Stations of the Tide. His short fiction has appeared in many venues, including OMNI, Penthouse, Amazing, Asimov's Science Fiction, New Dimensions, and Full Spectrum, and his work has been translated into more than ten languages.
"Surpassingly brilliant . . . storytelling of the highest order" Locus
"Swanwick's wildly imaginative and beautifully written short stories have been, for several years, one of the primary joys of the field." Karen Joy Fowler, The Washington Post Book World
"[Swanwick] is an amazingly assured writer, seemingly incapable of writing a sentence that isn't interesting in itself, in addition to the way it moves the story forward." The New York Review of Science Fiction
"Swanwick has emerged as one of the country's most respected authors." Philadelphia Enquirer Magazine
"What makes Swanwick special is his ability to wring fresh, unexpected consequences from standard [science fiction] notions." Kirkus
"Swanwick's graceful prose, prodigious inventiveness and sense of humor are very much in evidence here." tangentonline.com
"One of contemporary [science fiction's] greatest short-story writers." Interzone magazine