“Fabulous Tales”
Washington Post

Trampoline: an anthology, edited by Kelly Link. Click for a larger image.Trampoline: an elastic mattress-like contrivance on which acrobats, gymnasts, &c. leap.

Trampoline: an original anthology edited by Kelly Link, the award-winning author of Stranger Things Happen, and co-editor of the zine, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

Trampoline: twenty astounding stories by Christopher Barzak, Richard Butner, Alan DeNiro, Carol Emshwiller, Jeffrey Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Greer Gilman, John Gonzalez, Glen Hirshberg, Samantha Hunt, Alex Irvine, Shelley Jackson, Beth Adele Long, Maureen McHugh, Susan Mosser, Ed Park, Christopher Rowe, Dave Shaw, Vandana Singh, and Rosalind Palermo Stevenson. Cover painting by Shelley Jackson.

  • Greer Gilman’s novella “A Crowd of Bone” won the World Fantasy Award
  • Trampoline and Alex Irvine’s “Gus Dreams of Biting the Mailman” were nominated for World Fantasy Awards.
  • Susan Mosser’s “Bumpship” was reprinted in The Year’s Best SF.
  • Christopher Barzak’s Dead Boy Found” was reprinted in The Best New Horror.
  • Karen Joy Fowler’s “King Rat” and Richard Butner’s “Ash City Stomp” were reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror.
  • Multi-author interview. (An interview with Greer Gilman. And an older interview.)

Table of Contents

Christopher Rowe, The Force Acting on the Displaced Body

Ed Park, Well-Moistened with Cheap Wine, the Sailor and the Wayfarer Sing of Their Absent Sweethearts

Shelley Jackson, Angel

John Gonzalez, Impala

Samantha Hunt, Famous Men (Three Stories)

Alex Irvine, Stories Gus Dreams of Biting the Mailman

Greer Gilman, A Crowd of Bone

Alan DeNiro, Fuming Woman

Maureen McHugh, Eight-Legged Story

Dave Shaw, King of Spain

Susan Mosser, Bump Ship

Vandana Singh, The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet

Glen Hirshberg, Shipwreck Beach

Jeffrey Ford, The Yellow Chamber

Beth Adele Long, Destroyer

Carol Emshwiller, Gods and Three Wishes

Christopher Barzak, Dead Boy Found

Rosalind Palermo Stevenson, Insect Dreams

Richard Butner, Ash City Stomp

Karen Joy Fowler, King Rat

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