On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories


On the Eyeball Floor & Other Stories
From the Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin comes Tina Connolly’s first full-length collection, with two dozen stories spanning a decade of writing.

These inventive and compelling stories contain tales of transcending cyborgs, shapeshifting bears, sentient hands, rogue GPSs, superhero moms groups, zombie chipmunks, and a story told from the point of view of a paddle in Pong. 

Her stories have been described as original, charming, delightful, unexpected, poignant, mystifying, beautiful, horrific, intricate, darkly funny, imaginative, fascinating, and just plain weird.

The 25 stories and 3 poems include her prequel story to her YA Seriously Wicked series from Tor Teen, as well as one new story exclusive to the collection.


Enticingly varied first collection ... Connolly writes with a vividness that immerses the reader in her scenarios and makes their unpredictable endings all the more fulfilling.
--Publishers Weekly

One of the August Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You'll Want to Read
--Kirkus Reviews

Tina Connolly's On the Eyeball Floor is both visionary and insightful.
--Real Change


At a Glance 

  • Kansas City Launch Party at WorldCon, Aug 19, 8pm, 2016
  • Seattle Launch Party at U Books in Seattle, Aug 25, 7pm, 2016


Connolly tells mesmerizing, emotional stories through a range of voices that is as varied as it is impressive. ...like a great character actor she makes this masterful variety seem effortless. 
-- Alex Shvartsman, UFO Publishing

Frequently profound, sometimes bizarre, and at other moments, laugh-out-loud hilarious: this collection of Tina Connolly's eclectic stories packs the full range of the human experience into one book.
--Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger series

Connolly’s debut collection brings together two dozen stories that feature the same fantastical strangeness as her celebrated novels... ...Darkly funny, imaginative collection.
--Joel Cunningham, Barnes & Noble SF Blog





Table of Contents

(PS to younger readers who've wandered over here from Seriously Wicked: Although many stories are YA-friendly, they are not all YA stories, and the collection as a whole is darker than Seriously Wicked. (About like Ironskin, say. Plus some swear words.)) 


On the Eyeball Floor: Stories of Climbing, Falling, and Spare Body Parts
  • On the Eyeball Floor
  • “On Glicker Street: A Seasonal Quartet”
  • “Selling Home”
  • “Left Hand”
  • “Rehydration”

Recalculating: Stories of Journeys, Dead-Ends, and the Friends Riding Shotgun
  • “Recalculating”
  • “The Bitrunners”
  • “Standard Comfort Measures in Earthling Pregnancies”
  • “Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves the Day!”
  • “That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda’s One Hundredth Birthday Party”

See Dangerous Earth-Possibles: Stories of Families, Baseball Bats, and Zombie Chipmunks

A Million Little Paper Airplane Stories: Stories of Myths, Legends, and the Uncatchable

Hard Choices: Stories of Tough Choices, Tough Love, and Fairy Dust
  • “Hard Choices”
  • “How Frederika Cassowary-Jones Joined the Ladies’ Society of Benevolent Goings-On”
  • “Inflection”
  • “Silverfin Harbor”
  • “As We Report to Gabriel”
Afterword



Awards & Honors


Whether hilariously funny or unflinchingly intense, Tina Connolly's stories resonate at a human emotional core.
-- Scott H. Andrews, World Fantasy Award Finalist Editor of Beneath Ceaseless Skies