Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
When the one you loved abandoned you, leaving a note filled with accusations you could not answer, you needed a piece of angry candy. When death took another, and you burned to say final words never spoken, again the angry candy. When you peered into the abyss, angry candy would have sustained you. Here is the bittersweet: you are not alone.
Introduction: The Wind Took Your Answer Away
Paladin of the Lost Hour [1986 Hugo Award, Best Novelette; 1986 Locus Poll Award, Best Novelette]
When Auld’s Aquaintance Is Forgot
On the Slab
Prince Myshkin, and Hold the Relish
The Region Between
Eidolons [1989 Locus Poll Award, Best Short Story]
Soft Monkey [1988 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Best Short Story; 1988 American Mystery Award, Best Short Story]
With Virgil Oddum at the East Pole [1986 Locus Poll Award, Best Short Story]
The Avenger of Death
Chained to the Fast Lane in the Red Queen’s Race
The Function of Dream Sleep [1989 Locus Poll Award, Best Novelette]