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Miniatures

(2016)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The ex-planet Pluto has a few choice words about being thrown out of the solar system. A listing of alternate histories tells you all the various ways Hitler has died. A lawyer sues an interplanetary union for dangerous working conditions. And four artificial intelligences explain, in increasingly worrying detail, how they plan not to destroy humanity.

Welcome to Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi.

These four stories, along with fourteen other pieces, have one thing in common: They're short, sharp, and to the point - science fiction in miniature, with none of the stories longer than 2,300 words. But in that short space exist entire universes, absurd situations, and the sort of futuristic humor that propelled Scalzi to a Hugo with his novel Redshirts. Not to mention yogurt taking over the world (as it would).

Spanning the years from 1991 to 2016, this collection is a quarter century of Scalzi at his briefest and best, and features four never-before-printed stories, exclusive to this collection: "Morning Announcements at the Lucas Interspecies School for Troubled Youth," "Your Smart Appliances Talk About You Behind Your Back," "Important Holidays on Gronghu" and "The AI Are Absolutely Positively Without a Doubt Not Here to End Humanity, Honest."

John Scalzi is the New York Times bestselling author of Old Man's War, Lock In and Redshirts, among others. His work has won the Hugo and Locus Awards and been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell Awards. He lives in Ohio and online. He enjoys pie.

Genre: Science Fiction

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December 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-59606-812-4 / 978-1-59606-812-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subterranean
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March 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-5366-8344-2 / 978-1-5366-8344-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Title: Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU