Short stories by Michael Swanwick

Michael Swanwick has received the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards for his work. Stations of the Tide was honored with the Nebula Award and was also nominated for the Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. "The Edge of the World," was awarded the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award in 1989. It was also nominated for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. "Radio Waves" received the World Fantasy Award in 1996. "The Very Pulse of the Machine" received the Hugo Award in 1999, as did "Scherzo with Tyrannosaur" in 2000. His stories have appeared in Omni, Penthouse, Amazing, Asimov's, High Times, New Dimensions, Starlight, Universe, Full Spectrum, Triquarterly and elsewhere. Many have been reprinted in Best of the Year anthologies, and translated for Japanese, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, French and Croatian publications. His books include In the Drift, an Ace Special; Vacuum FlowersGriffin's EggStations of the TideThe Iron Dragon's Daughter, a New York Times Notable Book, and Jack Faust; his short fiction has been collected in Gravity's AngelsA Geography of Unknown LandsMoon DogsTales of Old Earth, and a collection of short-shorts, Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Marianne Porter, and their son, Sean.

Listing 12 stories.

After getting caught up in a barfight, a robot discusses his faulty plans for immortality with an engineering-savvy old man and his imaginative granddaughter.

When a low-life janitor is framed for a brutal murder, a politician and his henchmen work to solve the case themselves.

In a futuristic world, a nomadic thief meets a wealthy young girl who is a programming genius, and just so happens to have the one thing he needs to score big in his most recent gamble.

A human and a giant millipede learn to overcome their differences as they flee a warzone together.

A scientist collecting samples on Titan finds the expedition to be beyond her wildest dreams—and her darkest nightmares—when she connects with disembodied alien life. Their strange communications take on new urgency when both their lives are at risk.

A sleazy New York City businessman is offered a deal to work supplying African zombies to companies as cheap blue-collar laborers.

In futuristic London, a con artist and a genetically engineered dog attempt to steal diamonds from the queen's heavily guarded labyrinth.

Three friends in a magical world descend a staircase into the abyss at the edge of the world and encounter forces they can't control.

In an alternate Paris far into the future, a man and his anthropomorphic dog hatch a plan to improve their financial situation. However, their plans become upended when the schemes of a woman and an intelligent pistol get in the way.

A detective investigates a murder at a school in an alternate end-of-19th-century Europe where time can be manipulated for personal vendettas.