Billy’s Picture Book by Terry Bisson, a collection of jarringly twisted short stories for adult children, has a set of illustrations by Rudy Rucker. The stories follow one precocious Billy through the harrowing and sickening ordeal of being a kid. If your kid has a mind that is easily warped or disturbed or if your kid is just plain crazy, don’t read these stories to them! But if your kid has a casual interest in murder and mayhem, well this might be just the book for the little monster.
The wonderful science fiction podcasting site, Starship Sofa, in celebration of its 100th episode, has published its first collection of stories as a book. Not just an ordinary book. It’s a book filled with fantastic illustrations and gorgeous layout that hearkens back to the pulp publications of the 1930s through 1950s. It even has vintage advertisements!
Some of the authors featured are Michael Moorcock, Alastair Reynolds, Ken Scholes, Ruth Nestvold, Elizabeth Bear, and more.