Amazon.com: Fast Machine (9780982530177): Elizabeth Ellen: Books
I don’t know why they seemed to take so long to get there, but these are finally in stock at Amazon, if that’s your thing. Kindle version’s available, too.
Though if you order the physical book through the SF/LD website, we’ll send you the e-book for free…
The stories in Fast Machine come in three sizes: flash, regular, and too-long-for-journal-publication. Some were previously published. Some are brand-spanking new. The opening story ”State Liquor” concerns a twenty-five-year-old woman and her eighteen-year-old husband trying to buy alcohol on their way to their strip mall jobs, the afternoon of their wedding. In ”Fistful,” a pregnant teenager gets revenge on the young man who both impregnated and beat her, before leaving town with another man. In ”Habitrail,” a woman returns home after the death of her father, to find her husband in communication with the television set and a god he calls Chaos, rather than her. There are over ninety stories in this collection. Repeated themes include: driving, smoking, teenagers, drinking, escape, the Midwest, masturbation, self-loathing, blood and loneliness.
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