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Expiration Date
By Nancy Kilpatrick (editor)
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Publisher Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Pub
Publication date February 17, 2015
Pages 274
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781770530621
ISBN-10 1770530622
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This new anthology focuses on the what-ifs of the "end-dates" that surround us, and how they impact our lives and our world, and ourselves.

"Modern lives seem littered with expiration dates" says anthology editor Nancy Kilpatrick. "Packaging tells us when our food will go bad; when we can expect appliances to cease functioning; when contracts for the internet finish! But as annoying as these small expiration dates are, they fade to nothing compared to the larger events: when a species goes extinct; when a body of water evaporates, or dies because the PH balance alters; when giant icebergs break apart and glaciers melt forever, threatening the ecosystem of this planet."

Kilpatrick reminds us "From the micro to the macro in terms of expirations, we are faced with the one termination with which we are all too familiar — the up-close-and-personal end of life for each of us and for the ones we love. It?s the personal that terrifies us most because it feels the most real."

Expiration Date features 25 original pieces of short fiction by some of the world's top Dark Fiction writers. Arranged in three sections, the table of contents include:

    Negotiating Oblivion
      Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word — Kelley Armstrong
      Banshee — Daniel Sernine (translation by Sheryl Curtis)
      Riding Shotgun — Elaine Pascale
      The Twenty Seven Club — J. M. Frey
      Trinity Death — Steve Vernon
      What I Said to Richie was? — Ken Goldman
      To Dance, Perchance to Die — David McDonald
      Death Doll — Lois H. Gresh

    Resisting Extinction

      The Long Wait — R. B. Payne
      That Brightness — Mary E. Choo
      Night Market — Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem
      Sooner — Morgan Dambergs
      The Great Inevitable — Patricia Flewwelling
      In a Moment — Christine Steendam
      Death Drives a Cordoba — Ryan McFadden
      Prison Break — Tobin Elliott
      This Strange Way of Dying — Silvia Moreno-Garcia
      The Deaths of Jeremiah Colverson — George Wilhite

    Best Before/Best After

      The Shadow of Death — Paul Kane
      An Inspector Calls — Rebecca Bradley
      What Would Lizzie Do? — Sèphera Girón
      Ashes to Ashes — Amy Grech
      The Greyness — Kathryn Ptacek
      things in jars — Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
      Right of Survivorship — Nancy Holder and Erin Underwood

The stories span a range of emotions. Some will make you laugh, other will make you cry. They are grim and hopeful, sad and joyous, horrifying and comforting. Each has its own personality and will touch you in its own way.

"Every one of us comes with an alpha and an omega stamp, an inception and an expiration date." says Kilpatrick, "Knowing this is what allows us to focus on what is truly important: paying attention to our best-before date and treating ourselves, each other and life in general with kindness, understanding, respect, and experiencing the awe of the miracle that we are, at this very moment, alive!"

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9781770530621 | details & prices | 274 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
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