AFTERSHOCK AND OTHERS: 19 ODDITIES
Lights are going to be staying on all night as the pages turn on Wilson's third collection of short fiction. Wilson has done more that simply collect his diverse and eerie tales, he's also interwoven a nearly chronological memoir of his professional life into his compelling stories.
From the insanity of Germany on the eve of the Nazis' rise ("Aryans and Absinthe") to disco-era Manhattan, Wilson's versatility is on display. There's even a touching, if grisly, tribute to Ray Bradbury ("The November Game"), and fans have the opportunity to visit with the author's most popular antihero, Repairman Jack ("Interlude at Duane's"), as he tries to outwit four killers. (FORGE, Apr., 352 pp., $25.95)