Aftershock and Others is the third collection of short fiction byNew York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson, hailed by theRocky Mountain News as "e;among the finest storytellers of our times."e;
The title novelette won the Bram Stoker Award. Its companions touch on the past, present, and future—from the inflationary insanity of Weimar Germany ("e;Aryans and Absinthe"e;) to disco-club-era Manhattan ("e;When He Was Fab"e;), to the rationing of medical services in a grim near future ("e;Offshore"e;). Wilson's stylistic diversity and versatility are on display in stories that pay tribute to Ray Bradbury ("e;The November Game"e;), use a sentient killer virus as a point-of-view character ("e;Lysing towardBethlehem"e;), and pay unabashed homage to pure pulp fiction in two yellow peril stories ("e;Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong"e; and "e;Part of the Game"e;). And finally, Wilson treats us to his popular antihero Repairman Jack at his most inventive: trapped in a drugstore with four killers ("e;Interlude at Duane's"e;).