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Read A Short Story Prequel To Fight Club, Featuring Tyler Durden

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk’s new book of short stories comes out later this month, and among them is a story featuring the enigmatic Tyler Durden. That story, “Expedition,” is already online, so we can read what happens when a self-important writer looking to exploit the denizens of a vice district encounters… »5/14/15 11:40am5/14/15 11:40am

It's The 174th Birthday Of The Detective Story, So Read The Very First!

Or re-read, more likely. Take a coffee break and enjoy Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, published in 1841 in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentlemen’s Magazine (and written before the word “detective” was in use). Read it via the Poe Museum’s website, among other short-story selections, here. »4/20/15 5:00pm4/20/15 5:00pm

Before the aliens arrive, we'll have to clean up the bachelor pad Earth

It would be kind of embarrassing if aliens from a more advanced civilization showed up tomorrow and found the mess of disease, war, and poverty we still haven't gotten around to cleaning up. Zach Weiner's illustrated short story "The Bachelor" describes humanity's frantic effort to make the planet presentable before… »5/19/12 2:30pm5/19/12 2:30pm