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Notable: Short form fantasy

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Published Feb. 25, 2015


Short form fantasy

Fans of fantasy and science fiction will welcome short story collections by three masters.

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales (Clarion Books) by Terry Pratchett, illustrated by Mark Beech, collects 14 previously unpublished funny stories for kids and adults by the beloved British author of Discworld and much more.

Get in Trouble (Random House) by Kelly Link, her first book for adults in a decade, features her signature dark humor in stories about such subjects as an aging movie star visiting a Florida swamp where his ex is making a reality show about ghosts.

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (William Morrow) by Neil Gaiman is the indefatigable author's latest, an assortment that includes poetry, a Dr. Who story, a Sherlock Holmes story, a story based on tweets and an exclusive American Gods story, Black Dog.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor