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Wandering Realities: The Mormonish Short Fiction of Steven L. Peck
Author Steven L. Peck,
Provo, Utah: Zarahemla Books, 2015

Wandering Realities: The Mormonish Short Fiction of Steven L. Peck

Scott R. Parkin
Steven L. Peck

I can't think of any good reasons to be coy, so I'll just draw my conclusion from the start and let the reasons come after: Steven L. Peck may be the most important Mormon fiction writer producing today, and this collection of selected short stories vividly demonstrates why.

Peck's name is showing up with increasing consistency in a wide variety of publications, from scientific journals like Nature and American Naturalist, to national market fiction venues like Analog magazine. His novel The Scholar of Moab won the AML Award; his novelette A Short Stay in Hell has been optioned for film development; and his latest collection of essays on the intersection of faith and science, Evolving Faith: Wanderings of a Mormon Biologist, was released by the Maxwell Institute to significant acclaim. He writes essay, poetry, drama, slice-of-life, experimental, alternate history, and speculative fiction with an incisive eye, a poetic ear, and keen insight into the hopes and fears of his characters.

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