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Christopher Bunn (1969-still alive) was born in California to parents of extra-terrestrial origin. After working a long and not-so-illustrious career that did not include a stint as a mule skinner, six months lost at sea on a life raft provisioned only with a crate of bananas, two years as a prize fighter, several shameful terms in Congress, nor a brief time spent in the circus as a lion tamer, he began writing novels in order to chronicle his life and the lives of other people who did not exist. In 2006, he apparently came close to winning the prestigious Shumlo Flemsley Prize for Intergalactic Literary Excellence. As the prize, in addition to a lot of cash, also includes an immediate death sentence from the supreme judiciary of the planet Flurg, Betelgeuse System, he was grateful to have fallen short. Bunn is supposedly considering writing a comic history about the Universe titled Things That Can Be Unplugged & Other Things.
on Nov. 10, 2011 :
The author was kind enough to send his latest collection of six short stories to me during a recent giveaway at The Indiespot. This collection differs vastly from his first, The Model Universe And Other Stories. The first two stories feature private eye Mike Murphy and his girlfriend Maura, a selkie, as they track down missing dogs, deal with ogres, leprechauns and zombies in a very Humphrey Bogartesque retro setting. Then there's Santa Claus who has to fight the Mafia for his Santa sack, a young girl's strange inheritance from her uncle, a walk through a planning department for nursery rhyme characters enough to give anyone a migraine and a fairytale with a twist. If you enjoy humorous stories that will have you laughing out loud, then spend the money and buy this book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)