McSweeney’s Quarterly Issue 10

mcsweeneys-10.jpgMcSweeney’s Mam­moth Trea­sury of Thrilling Tales arrived in the mail today, and it’s some­thing to behold. Guest-edit­ed by Michael Chabon, it revives the notion that short-sto­ry writ­ing can be as var­ied in theme and form as longer for­mat writ­ing. It’s the celebri­ty issue: Neil Gaiman, Michael Crich­ton, Dave Eggers him­self, Har­lan Elli­son, & Rick Moody, & all pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit 826 Velen­cia.

Com­pli­ment­ing this tru­ly won­der­ful writ­ing, is the design, which resem­bles a pulp pub­li­ca­tion from the 1940s, a time when the short-sto­ry could take the form of a west­ern, sci­ence fic­tion, detec­tive, or hor­ror. The illus­tra­tions are fun, and many orig­i­nal adver­tise­ments are includ­ed as well.

Hold­ing this issue makes me hap­py to be alive! No, real­ly.

1 Response to “McSweeney’s Quarterly Issue 10”


  • I can’t wait to get my copy. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Ama­zon has my order in ship­ping lim­bo, even though I ordered it almost two weeks ago! Oh well, glad to know it’ll be worth the wait. …grum­ble…

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