You can read the new book by John Kessel, author of Good News From Outer Space, for free, thanks to publisher Small Beer Press. Satirist Kessel's new short story collection The Baum Plan For Financial Independence includes his classic story sequence about life on the Moon, the "Lunar Quartet." It also riffs on source material as varied as Frankenstein and the Wizard of Oz. You can download the book for free, in a variety of formats, under a Creative Commons license. But it's worth actually buying it, just to get the reversible dust jacket that turns it into a cheesy financial self-help book. [Small Beer Press]


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