This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death by Liz Argall, Martin Livings, Ren Warom, D.L.E. Roger, Ada Hoffmann, John Takis, Richard Salter, Tom Francis, Matthew Bennardo, Hollan Lane, Toby W. Rush, Ryan Estrada, 'Nathan Burgoine, John Chernega, George Page III, Bill Chernega, Chandler Kaiden, Rebecca Black, Ryan North, Sarah Pavis, Grace Seybold, Erika Hammerschmidt, Gord Sellar, Rhiannon Kelly, Daliso Chaponda, M.J. Leitch, Kyle Schoenfeld, Brigita Orel, Ed Turner, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Marleigh Norton, David Malki

508 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction science fiction short stories dark fast-paced


If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published best seller, Machine of Death.The machines started popping up aro...

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challenging 66%
dark 66%
reflective 66%
funny 33%
lighthearted 33%
mysterious 33%
sad 33%
tense 33%


medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 100%

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