One of his ten favorite genre-bending books, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
The Wilds by Julia ElliottRead about another book on the list.
Elliott’s 2014 debut, The Wilds, offers up a wild serving of feral dogs, romantic robots, and grotesque spa treatments. In the vein of Kelly Link or George Saunders, the stories here are simultaneously “literary” and “genre,” mixing gorgeous prose and complex characters with inventive takes on SF, fantasy, and horror tropes. What ties the collection together are the through-lines of Southern Gothic prose and social satire. If you’ve ever wondered what the gene-splicing of William Faulkner and Ursula K. Le Guin would produce, check out The Wilds.