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Playmate by Kit Reed

Playmate
Playmate

The little boy next door is just so good. In fact, he's pretty much perfect. And he has a strangely powerful influence on Danny. A disturbing story from an author whose short fiction has been described by scifi.com as "Brilliant on all levels".

Published: 11 Nov 2011

(infinity plus singles, number 9)


Kit Reed

Kit Reed's short story collection, "What Wolves Know" (PS Publishing, Spring 2011), includes stories originally published in venues ranging from Asimov's SF to the Kenyon Review and the Yale Review. Her novels, Enclave (called "a gripping dystopian thriller" in a starred review in Publishers Weekly), The Baby Merchant and Thinner Than Thou a winner of the A.L.A. Alex Award, and her collection, Dogs of Truth, are available in trade paperback.

The New York Times Book Review has this to say about her work: "Most of these stories shine with the incisive edginess of brilliant cartoons... they are less fantastic than visionary." Other novels include @?expectations, Captain Grownup, Fort Privilege, Catholic Girls, J. Eden and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. As Kit Craig she is the author of Gone, Twice Burned and other psychological thrillers published here and in the UK. A Guggenheim fellow, she is the first American recipient of an international literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation. She's had stories in, among others, The Yale Review, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Omni and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Literature. Her books Weird Women, Wired Women and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse were finalists for the Tiptree Prize.

A member of the board of the Authors League Fund, she serves as Resident Writer at Wesleyan University.

more infinity plus books by Kit Reed:

Little Sisters of the Apocalypse Pilots of the Purple Twilight Old Soldiers

the infinity plus shuffle:

Head Shots The Girl with One Friend (The Factory Girl Trilogy #2) Genetopia Hairy London Faking It: accounts of the General Genetics Corporation Beautiful Intelligence Memories of the Flying Ball Bike Shop The Emoticon Generation The Sculptor Blue Shifting