ON THE EYEBALL FLOOR
AND 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
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.))
- Introduction by Caroline M. Yoachim
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”
Recalculating: Stories of Journeys, Dead-Ends, and the Friends Riding Shotgun
- “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
- “See DANGEROUS EARTH-POSSIBLES!”
- “Turning the Apples”
- “Facts of Bone”
- “Wendy with a Comet in the Tail of the Y”
- “Miss Violet May from the Twelve Thousand Lakes”
- “Old Dead Futures”
A Million Little Paper Airplane Stories: Stories of Myths, Legends, and the Uncatchable
- “A Million Little Paper Airplane Stories”
- “The God-Death of Halla”
- “One Ear Back”
- “Golden Apples”
- “tiny atrocities”
- “Moon at the Starry Diner”
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”
- “Silverfin Harbor”
- “As We Report to Gabriel”
Whether hilariously funny or unflinchingly intense, Tina Connolly's stories resonate at a human emotional core.
-- Scott H. Andrews, World Fantasy Award Winning Editor of Beneath Ceaseless Skies