Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Treat--New Short Stories

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It's Thursday--close enough to the weekend to treat yourself to some new reading material.

The first option is The Paper Menagerie, Ken Liu's short story that is the first fictional work to win all three major science fiction prizes--the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards.  The full text is available at io9.  I downloaded the PDF and printed it out to read over the weekend.

The second option is Paragraph Shorts, an iPad magazine filled
with short stories available from the Apple App Store.  

According to the App Store description: Paragraph Shorts brings you the world's best short stories in text, audio and video.  Each issue features some of the most captivating storytellers from the most interesting literary publications, coupled with moving imagery from amazing photographers and artists.

Expect to find stories from master storytellers such as John Cheever, Donald Barthelme and Flannery O'Connor, alongside fresh voices like Etgar Keret, Junot Diaz and April Ayers Lawson. 

 Among other features, Paragraph Shorts stories can be shared via email, Facebook or Twitter.  The app also works offline, allowing access to content when away from wi-fi--while in flight or at other out-of-range moments.

The current issue (#3) includes stories from Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Chimamande Ngozi Adiche, and others.  When the app is downloaded, the issue will appear in iPad newsstand.


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