Thursday, May 7, 2015

Watchlist Countdown, Day 18: “Drone” by Miles Klee

     The president’s coma had taken a turn for the worse: she was dead.

          from “Drone” by Miles Klee

And with that, we're off and running through the delirious tongue-tingle of Miles Klee’s story in the Watchlist anthology. It’s hard for me to say much about “Drone” without spoiling the ironwork structure of the, let me just leave it at this: if you like A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, Alice in Wonderland or the fiction of Roddy Doyle, then this will be a right good jazz howl for you.

Watchlist: 32 Short Stories by Persons of Interest, edited by Bryan Hurt, will be published by O/R Books on May 21.  The “persons of interest” contributing short stories to the anthology include Etgar Keret, Robert Coover, Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Alissa Nutting, Charles Yu, Cory Doctorow, David Abrams, Randa Jarrar, Katherine Karlin, Miracle Jones, Mark Irwin, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Dale Peck, Bonnie Nadzam, Lucy Corin, Chika Unigwe, Paul Di Filippo, Lincoln Michel, Dana Johnson, Mark Chiusano, Juan Pablo Villalobos, Chanelle Benz, Sean Bernard, Kelly Luce, Zhang Ran, Miles Klee, Carmen Maria Machado, Steven Hayward, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Alexis Landau and Bryan Hurt.

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