Short stories by Greg van Eekhout

Greg van Eekhout is the author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy from Tor Books, California Bones: California Bones (out now), Pacific Fire (Jan. 27, 2015), and Dragon Coast (Fall, 2015). His other books include the middle-grade novels Kid vs. SquidThe Boy at the End of the World, and the mythological fantasy novel Norse Code.

Listing 3 stories.

Billions of years in the future, most lifeforms have vanished from the universe. Santa Claus must fight to keep Christmas—and all lifeforms—alive.

A young girl decides to run away with her best friend to a strange city only known in stories with the help of her talking dog after he loses everything in a world where success is scored to determine social status. But can they actually escape the controlling society they're running from?

In a world where magical creatures have gone extinct and unicorn bones fetch a high price, one man encounters the opportunity of a lifetime, and must decide whether to risk a costly gamble.