Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 512 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in
Published: July 16, 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1455529397
ISBN - 13: 9781455529391
From the Publisher
If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to
know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You
Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published
bestseller, Machine of Death.
THIS IS HOW YOU DIE
Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of
The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was
tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they
would die. But the machines didn''t give dates or specific
circumstances-just a single word or phrase. DROWNED, CANCER, OLD
AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And though the predictions
were always accurate, they were also often frustratingly vague. OLD
AGE, it turned out, could mean either dying of natural causes, or
being shot by an elderly, bedridden man in a botched home invasion.
The machines held onto that old-world sense of irony in death: you
can know how it''s going to happen, but you''ll still be surprised
when it does.
This addictive anthology--sinister, witty, existential, and
fascinating--collects the best of the thousands of story
submissions the editors received in the wake of the success of the
first volume, and exceeds the first in every way.
About the Author
Matthew Bennardo is a writer and editor from Cleveland. His short
fiction has been appearing in print and online for over a decade,
with pieces in Asimov''s, Strange Horizons, Daily
Science Fiction, Shimmer, among others.
David Malki ! is the Los Angeles-based author of
Wondermark, a comic strip available online and in
collections from Dark Horse Books, one of which was nominated in
2009 for the Eisner Award (the highest honor in comics) for "Best
Humor Publication." He also holds the distinction of having written
the longest article ever published by Poets & Writers
Ryan North is the Toronto-based author of the online Dinosaur
Comics, one of the internet''s most popular comic strips.
He''s also currently the writer of the Adventure Time
comic book from BOOM! Studios, based on the television show.
"Recalls the best writings of Harlan Ellison and Charles
Beaumont.... Machine of Death brought me laughs, terror
and tears....Highly recommended."