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Why New Yorkers Smoke

Luis Ortiz (Editor)


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This collection of original stories answers the question"What is there to fear in New York City?," with creative responses from Paul di Filippo, Scott Edelman, Carol Emshwiller, Lawrence Greenberg, Gay Partington Terry, and Barry Malzberg, among others. The contributors represent a combination of New Yorkers, ex-New Yorkers, and wannabe New Yorkers, and the tales of the fears, both real and imagined, all use the city as their ominous setting. Blending the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and realism, the stories in this anthology showcase work from up-and-coming writers as well as veterans of fantastical fiction.

Nonstop Press, 9781933065243, 173pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2011

About the Author

Luis Ortiz is the author of "Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye "and "Emshwiller: Infinity X Two," the latter of which was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus awards. He is also the editor of "Outermost: The Art + Life of Jack Gaughan," and the coeditor of "Cult Magazines: From A to Z. "His writings have also appeared in "Comics Journal"," Filmfax"," "and "Illustration Magazine." He lives in New York City.