This Is How You Die: Stories Of The Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine Of Death by Matthew BennardoThis Is How You Die: Stories Of The Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine Of Death by Matthew Bennardo

This Is How You Die: Stories Of The Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine Of Death

EditorMatthew Bennardo, David Malki !, Ryan North

Paperback | July 16, 2013

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If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise ofThis 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 Death


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.
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 inAsimov's,Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, Shimmer, among others.David Malki ! is the Los Angeles-based author ofWondermark, a comic strip available online and in collections from Dark...
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Title:This Is How You Die: Stories Of The Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine Of DeathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:July 16, 2013Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781455529391

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really loved this book! The concept was very original, and it was fun to see through the minds of different writers. I loved all the different types of stories. It was super fun to read!
Date published: 2017-08-06

Editorial Reviews

"Recalls the best writings of Harlan Ellison and Charles Beaumont.... Machine of Death brought me laughs, terror and tears....Highly recommended."
--Paradox Magazine