by Henry Farrell on July 1, 2005

Quite wonderful news; Kelly Link’s short story collection, “Strangers Things Happen,” is being “released under Creative Commons”: to celebrate the launch of her new collection, “Magic for Beginners”: I can’t even start to say how great this is; Link is one of the best short story writers of her generation, and I generally keep a couple of copies of “Stranger Things” in the house so that I can press spares on likely-sounding visitors. The stories make you want to proselytize. I’d recommend starting with “Travels with the Snow Queen,” then “Most of My Friends are Two-Thirds Water,” and then the sublimely disturbing “Water off a Black Dog’s Back” and “The Specialist’s Hat.” But more than that I’d recommend downloading the book, trying it out, and buying it if you like it (it’s a beautiful book, and easier to read on paper).

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Jeremy Osner 07.01.05 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for the recommendation; I read “Most of my friends…” this morning and quite enjoyed it. Also noted with amusement that the URL for the story ended in “/twothirds/full/”.

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