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Gunning for the Buddha

Gunning for the Buddha

Gunning for the Buddha


Short Story Collection by Michael Jasper

$5.99

GUNNING FOR THE BUDDHA

Michael Jasper serves up something refreshingly different: spend some time with these stories and you’re bound to bump into people you know who find themselves in places you’ve only dreamed about.

James Patrick Kelly, Amazon

EVOCATIVE AND VIVID

The last four entries are the most memorable, the standout being the evocative and vivid "Natural Order," which Jasper calls in his afterword "the best story I've ever written in ten hours."

Publishers Weekly

ABOUT THIS SHORT STORY COLLECTION


If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.

A young woman struggling with drug addiction catches aliens on her digital camera. A man with elemental powers struggles with morality and carrying out the orders of his bosses. The dead leave their graves and take up… surfing?

Gunning for the Buddha collects fifteen stories that range from near-future science fiction to historical dark fantasy and contemporary horror, touching on a range of genres in the process.

These wide-ranging stories were previously published in magazines such as Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, The Best of All Flesh, and Writers of the Future. Enjoy the voyages, and watch out for false Buddhas on the road!

ABOUT MICHAEL JASPER


Michael Jasper is fascinated with exploring the places where the normal meets the strange.

In pursuit of this fascination, he has published over a dozen novels, a story collection, and six dozen short stories, along with a digital comic with artist Niki Smith.

In the past he’s tried bartending, teaching junior high, painting houses, being a secret shopper, working construction, and many more jobs; he prefers fiction writing. He lives in North Carolina with his family.