Tomorrow and Other Stories (2003)
A collection by Michael Marshall Smith
Cover art by John Picacio
Introduction by Stephen Jones
Afterword by Michael Marshall Smith
On the Locus Magazine 2003 Recommended Reading
2003 International Horror Guild Award Winner -
Best Collection of the Year
well beyond the scope of his UK collection from several years ago,
this is the definitive collection of Smith's shorter fiction, as
well as his long overdue first US collection. MORE TOMORROW &
OTHER STORIES features 30 of the author's best stories, plus an
introduction by award-winning editor Stephen Jones and an afterword
by Michael Marshall Smith. A massive book, at almost 500 pages!
There are no UK or US trade paperback, trade hardcover, or any other
edition currently planned, so once these are gone, they're gone!
Wraparound cover art by John Picacio.
| C O N T E N T S:
Smith & Jones, by Stephen Jones*
Hell Hath Enlarged Herself
What You Make It*
Maybe Next Time
The Book of Irrational Numbers
When God Lived in Kentish Town
The Man Who Drew Cats
A Place To Stay
The Dark Land
To See The Sea
Last Glance Back
||They Also Serve
To Receive Is Better
More Bitter Than Death
A Long Walk, For The Last Time
|On Not Writing (An
Afterword), by M.M.Smith*
Available in two limited edition states
(both numbered & lettered editions sold out):
|1000 numbered hardcovers, signed by Michael
|26 lettered, leatherbound, traycased hardcovers,
signed by Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones, and the cover
artist, John Picacio; and a bonus piece for the lettereds only
***All orders taken through Earthling will be entered into a contest
related to this book, with prizes including a signed, slipcased,
limited edition galley (one of 10 made)!
|Lettered, leatherbound, traycased
"Smith is a true gem of our genre... if you're reading this
magazine (Cemetery Dance), I can't imagine why you wouldn't want
to own this book."
CEMETERY DANCE MAGAZINE
"[A] stellar retrospective collection. Most of the 30 stories,
including four original to the volume, feature characters so believably
common and unassuming that the nightmares that overtake them hit
with the unexpected force of a sucker punch. This omnibus gathering
will introduce American readers to one of the best writers of short
horror fiction to emerge in the 1990s."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
"Contains [thirty] of this brilliant author's short stories
and a novella. This is Smith's first collection published in the
U.S. and is far more comprehensive than WHAT YOU MAKE IT, published
by HarperCollins UK in 1999.
Smith is one of the best writers of horror and dark fantasy to have
earned his chops in the last decade. This book is proof that his
American publishers blew it when they didn't bring out a stateside
edition of his first
story collection, WHAT YOU MAKE IT, a few years back."
"Michael Marshall Smith is one of the best short story writers
of his generation. He came onto the horror scene with a bang, winning
the British Fantasy Award for his first published story, and has
continued to write subtle, haunting, beautifully written tales ever
since. The publication of MORE TOMORROW & OTHER STORIES is a
major event that will Smith the U.S. readership his short fiction
"It's not his craft and skill that Michael Marshall Smith
displays in his short stories that I object to. It's not the easy
wit, or the comfortable way he deploys language as a weapon. It's
not even that way that he can conjure people so real in so few words.
It's that, when a Mike Smith short story is over, it's pretty much
guaranteed that there will be some moment, scene or revelation frozen
in the back of my mind that I'll never be able to get out of my
head, not even if I scrub it with wire wool so it bleeds."
"Michael Marshall Smith writes the kind of dreams we don't
like to talk about, but can't get out of our minds once we've had
"Smith's hauntingly nasty stories are laced with an odd sort
"Michael Marshall Smith's short stories are consistently sharp,
slick, original, witty, disquieting, entertaining, and plain brilliant."
Congrats to contest winner Jessica Hekman
who won a slipcased signed galley of MORE TOMORROW, one of only