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This is a brief discussion of Josh Emmons and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Emmons.
This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Emmons: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)
I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Emmons tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Emmons worthy; in sum, to help you rank Josh Emmons (and the works by Emmons listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.
This page has not been updated in a long while; consequently, external links (if any) may lead to dead or moribund pages. I am now cleaning up these pages as fast as I can, but I am one man and it may take me a while to get to every page needing link checking (or even the “Other Resources” section added). Sorry. Please be patient.
A Few Words About Josh Emmons
Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the "Other Resources" section below will lead you to some information about the "Notable Books" listed
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Other Josh Emmons Resources
Emmons has his own web site, simply Josh Emmons; it is the only dedicated site for Emmons.
A short story by Emmons, "Arising", is available at The American Scholar site. An essay by Emmons on fiction-writing, "You Can't Always Have Acrobatic Sex", appears in Esquire; another such, "The Pleasure Principle", appears at Bret Anthony Johnston's web site.
There are numerous interviews on line; here are a few--
There are a fair number of one-off reviews of particular Emmons books--as always, Google Is Your Friend.
Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Josh Emmons *
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