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Conversation Pieces


Vol. 51 — Other Places

by Karen Heuler

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Life unfolds in strange ways. You may encounter people from your past living in your former apartments, or realize you have a penis as you engage in war-dreams, or find a planet filled with ghosts that look exactly like the ghosts back home. Is it possible they are the same as the ghosts back home? Wherever you travel, you'll have to make tough decisions about the aliens you may have harmed and the aliens who may harm you. Other Places, Karen Heuler's latest story collection, follows travelers as the familiar becomes strange, and the strange becomes life.

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Heuler's prose illuminates the strangeness of both her characters and her settings. Establishing elaborate themes and morals is no easy feat in such short narrative arcs, but Heuler does it admirably, quickly laying the groundwork for her myriad of worlds, cultures, and travelers. 
  —Publishers Weekly, September 2016

I've been a longtime fan of Karen Heuler's fiction and am so glad to have gotten my hands on her new collection. Other Places is a menagerie of voices, styles, and philosophies, a book that so far, I've enjoyed very much.  (Read the whole review)
  —Story 366, Michael Czyzniejewski,  October 6, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-61976-115-5 (13 digit)
Publication Date: 2016
paperback 136 pages