A Coward's March (And Other Stories)
A Coward's March and Other Stories is a collection of fantastical flash fiction pieces on a variety of topics. You can tackle the lot of them faster than you can finish a sandwich, and for a substantially lesser price (unless you've stumbled on a cache of free sandwiches or some such, in which case you probably have better things to do). More
Each of the stories in this book reflect a different setting, and a vastly different tone. A Coward's March, the titular work, explores the notion of honor in feudal Japan against the backdrop of a raging blizzard. Extended Warranty looks at a difficulty rarely explored in tales of artificial intelligence - the matter of legal liability, and who is responsible for an artificial life. Finally, Summer Job builds an atmosphere of tension in one of the most pedestrian settings imaginable.