Leviathan Wept and Other Stories

Leviathan Wept and Other Stories What if you had a holocaust and nobody came Imagine a father who has sent his child s soul voyaging and seen it go astray Or a backyard tale from the American Nights Macbeth re imagined as a scre
  • Title: Leviathan Wept and Other Stories
  • Author: Daniel Abraham
  • ISBN: 9781596062658
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Leviathan Wept and Other Stories
    What if you had a holocaust and nobody came Imagine a father who has sent his child s soul voyaging and seen it go astray Or a backyard tale from the 1001 American Nights Macbeth re imagined as a screwball comedy Three extraordinary economic tasks performed by a small expert in currency exchange that risk first career and then life and then soul.From the disturbing beauWhat if you had a holocaust and nobody came Imagine a father who has sent his child s soul voyaging and seen it go astray Or a backyard tale from the 1001 American Nights Macbeth re imagined as a screwball comedy Three extraordinary economic tasks performed by a small expert in currency exchange that risk first career and then life and then soul.From the disturbing beauty of Flat Diane Nebula nominee, International Horror Guild award winner to the idiosyncratic vision of The Cambist and Lord Iron Hugo and World Fantasy nominee , Daniel Abraham has been writing some of the most enjoyable and widely admired short fiction in the genre for over a decade.Ranging from high fantasy to hard science fiction, screwball comedy to gut punching tragedy, Daniel Abraham s stories never fail to be intelligent, compassionate, thoughtful, and humane Leviathan Wept and Other Stories is the first collection of his short works, including selections from both the well known and the rare.Contents The Cambist and Lord Iron 2007 Flat Diane 2004 The Best Monkey 2009 The Support Technician Tango 2007 A Hunter in Arin Quin 2010 Leviathan Wept 2004 Exclusion 2001 As Sweet 2001 The Curandero and the Swede 2010
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    Leviathan Wept and Other Stories Daniel Abraham May , Leviathan Wept is a diverse and powerful collection that shows Abraham to be every bit the professional that he seemed in the Long Price Quartet Coming from Subterranean, this can be a bit pricey, but the quality displayed in this relatively slim volume makes it well worth the price. Leviathan Wept and Other Stories by Daniel Abraham Leviathan Wept is an incredibly well written, insightful, thought provoking and sometimes truly bizarre collection of short fiction by one of my favorite authors, Daniel Abraham author of The Long Price Quartet and The Dagger and the Coin Series. Subterranean Press Leviathan Wept and Other Stories Leviathan Wept and Other Stories Trade Edition . Ranging from high fantasy to hard science fiction, screwball comedy to gut punching tragedy, Daniel Abraham s stories never fail to be intelligent, compassionate, thoughtful, and humane Leviathan Wept and Other Stories is the first collection of his short works, including selections from both the well known and the rare. Leviathan Wept Danielabraham Leviathan Wept and Other Stories is the first collection of his short works, including selections from both the well known and the rare Find out at syfy James S A Corey Leviathan wept and other stories Book, WorldCat Get this from a library Leviathan wept and other stories Daniel Abraham Presents a collection of high fantasy and science fiction stories, including The Customer reviews Leviathan Wept and Other Stories Leviathan Wept and Other Stories is the first collection of his short works, including selections from both the well known and the rare Leviathan Wept and Other Stories really impressed me This collection of short fiction showcases the length and breadth of Daniel Abraham s talent and imagination.

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    Daniel James Abraham, pen names M.L.N Hanover and James S.A Corey, is an American novelist, comic book writer, screenwriter, and television producer He is best known as the author of The Long Price Quartet and The Dagger and the Coin fantasy series, and with Ty Franck, as the co author of The Expanse series of science fiction novels, written under the joint pseudonym James S.A Corey.

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  • I have to thank Ceridwen for turning me on to this author Because of her review of book 2 of his fantasy series, I picked this up instead when I chanced upon it at the library since I m not too excited about epics lately I don t have the aversion to short stories that many have described but I don t seek them out, either I would never have read thisg, thought provoking, shiver inducing set of tales Damn, Abraham, this book good I ve noticed my memory has been for crap since I finished school, as [...]


  • The Cambist and Lord IronRe read previously read in Fantasy The Best of the Year, 2008 The subtitle, A Fairy Tale of Economics, is technically accurate, but doesn t really give a clue to how clever and entertaining this fable is Here, we re introduced to an unassuming man who seems fairly content with his humble life, and is notably skilled as his job at the currency exchange desk However, when his path crosses that of a cruel and depraved aristocrat who will destroy lives and even kill merely b [...]


  • This is the best short story collection I ve read in a long time The title story is my favorite for its rich layering of ideas and characters, and the possibilities of human interconnectedness Others that particularly stand out for me are the disturbing Flat Diane The Best Monkey, which looks at human instincts and the limitations they may give us and Exclusion, a story about the consequences of taking the easy way out of conflicts Each story is its own mix of insight, believable characters, and [...]


  • This is just for the eponymous story, which was really good.People, agents, are wired to each other like golems, like google glass They kind of know each other from close association They re controlled from Langley or wherever by means and people unknown the orders just come in and they execute, like white blood cells ordered to take on a tumor, or in error a transplanted heart It develops that we re at the singularity, and intelligences beyond our ken are running the net, and to them we are the [...]


  • An entirely enjoyable, top notch collection The Cambist and Lord Iron I had read this previously in an anthology it holds up to a second reading A mild mannered cambist, accustomed to changing pounds into marks into pesos into rubles, finds himself increasingly embroiled with the debauched Lord Iron, first asked to set a rate of exchange for an obscure currency and finally to judge the worth of a man s soul He settles every puzzle ingeniously particularly the last, which nets him a well earned p [...]


  • In my opinion, Daniel Abraham is the best living fantasy writer we have Seriously If you haven t read his Long Price Quartet then you should rush right out, right now, and pick up a copy of A Shadow in Summer and start in And, as this collection aptly demonstrates, the man can write short fiction too


  • One of the better short story collections, especially from a single author There s a wide range here, with fantasy, SF and some almost real world stuff.Good characters, good pace, and in several cases a really excellent story idea At least half these stories are thoughtful and or philosophical as well as being ripping good yarns Which stories did I like I m not telling, because you might not like the same ones This book deserves to have you read them all anyway Don t worry the first is The Cambi [...]


  • Five stars the support technician tangoLeviathan weptFour stars The cambist and lord iron great story but the ending seemed contrivedThe swede and the curandero made no sense until the punchline


  • 8 10 StarsI m on my phone, so I won t do a full scale review, but I wanted to say this was a really great collection of stories Despite the fact that short stories bring on war flashbacks to high school, I had a really great time reading this collection My favorite, by far, was As Sweet, all the stories left me needing a moment to digest the message.



  • Abraham appears to be the darker portion of the James S.A Corey duo judging by these stories All of them have a darkness to them, and the best if anything amplify that darkness The Cambist and Lord Iron is lighter than most of the rest of the collection and is certainly an offbeat fantasy short with an unlikely protagonist Flat Diane was a Nebula Nominee and International Horror Guild award winner and is perhaps the most haunting story I ve ever read since becoming a father The Support Technicia [...]


  • A timid Cambist is forced to determine the worth of the soul of his King A man makes a paper cutout of his daughter and mails it around the country in an attempt to cheer her up after a divorce unwittingly sending her soul along with it A woman hunts the demon that stole her daughter away A self aware self help novel sows havoc amongst an office full of lawyers.Short stories are a fascinating genre of fiction to me Science fiction and fantasy ones even so Compacting a story into the number of w [...]


  • Leviathan Wept is an incredibly well written, insightful, thought provoking and sometimes truly bizarre collection of short fiction by one of my favorite authors, Daniel Abraham author of The Long Price Quartet and The Dagger and the Coin Series Each story in this anthology showcases Abraham s diverse writing styles and ability to create strong, memorable characters Among my personal favorites are The Cambist and Lord Iron, A Hunter in Arin Qin, and The Curandero and the Swede Although I m not e [...]


  • I started reading this collection with high expectations From reading The Cambist and Lord Iron when it was up for the Hugo and Hunter s Run a while later I knew Daniel Abraham s short fiction was, if anything, even better than his novels I was not disappointed While The Cambist is still my favorite of this selection not surprising, it is probably my 1 favorite short story of all times , the other stories deliver very well Solid characters, surprising but believable plots and interesting worlds [...]


  • Some stories, such as Flat Diane were a bit heavy handed and clumsily executed, but others, such as the two book ends The Cambist and Lord Iron and The Curandero and the Swede, were excellent The latter in particular really resonates with me and what I personally believe about the power of stories If all of the other tales had been terrible, I still would have been glad to have read Abraham s collection for that story alone Luckily, even the weakest stories Flat Diane or Exclusion still containe [...]


  • All in all Leviathan Wept and Other Stories is a varied collection of excellent short fiction The breadth of Abraham s writing is showcased here What each and every one of these stories have in common is the attention to the characters Abraham uses very different characters in these stories, men or women, old or young, all of them are very well drawn in the limited space a short story offers Like his novels the characterization is exceptional So far I have only read Abraham s fantasy From this c [...]


  • Daniel Abraham presents a formidable collection of short stories From the fairytale like The Cambist and Lord Iron to the bone chilling The Curandero and the Swede , there s a bit of everything in between for everyone There isn t really a common thread between the stories except their ability to make you think and feel I d highly recommend to anyone who loves the short story format and appreciates a dark tinge to their stories.


  • Really good stuff in this one Take my advice and read the first and second in a single sitting Makes the impact of the second so much stronger that way Most of the stories ended in odd spots for me Abraham does an amazing job of character development and has awesome prose as always Great book My official review is at elitistbookreviews


  • I don t normally particularly care for anthologies Generally I find that I like one or two of the stories, but for the most part I just tend to lose interest In fact, this may be the first anthology I ve read all the way through I did enjoy some of them than others Generally I m not much into science fiction, as I find the technology just seems to clutter up the story, but I still enjoyed even those My favorites were definitely the very first and the very last stories in the book.


  • Abraham shows off his range from cyberpunk to sword and sorcery to horror to weird Americana Some stories seem like he is trying so hard others are nicely restrained And a couple are quite humorous Must reads The Cambist and Lord Iron Flat Diane so freaky and scary, though A Hunter in Arin Quin


  • Beautiful stories beautifully written, including one that blatantly steals my last name for a character Also one of the creepiest stories that sticks with you like a fungal infection of the gut Flat Diane It s haunted me ever since I read it in manuscript form over 10 years ago


  • The stories were very hit and miss, for some I couldn t tear myself away but others took days to read through because of how little interest I had in them It was good over all but consider skipping over anything that starts feeling like a chore to get through.


  • Thoroughly jealous of how well Mr Abraham writes short stories.My favorite was The Cambist and Lord Iron, a proper fairy tale about a money changer.





  • First time I have finished a book of short stories since being forced to read them in high school Abraham is a master in short long fiction.



  • One of my favorite authors writes some great short stories Thank you again Daniel Abraham You rule and are way under appreciated.



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