Gunning for the Buddha collects fifteen of what I consider my best stories so far, written between the years of 1996 and 2002.
They range from near-future science fiction to historical dark fantasy and modern-day horror, touching on all sorts of genres (and combinations of those genres) in the process.
All of the stories are available individually as ebooks, but you can save a ton of money by snagging this collection for a fraction of the cost of buying all 15 tales.
- Buy a PDF directly from UnWrecked Press.
- Digital versions also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, DriveThruFiction, Kobo Books, Smashwords, Weightless Books, and XinXii.
- Trade paperback available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.
- Hardcover version available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.
Table of Contents
Click a link to read the opening to a story from the collection:
- Gunning for the Buddha
- Goddamn Redneck Surfer Zombies
- Visions of Suburban Bliss
- A Feast at the Manor
- Working the Game
- Mud and Salt
- Crossing the Camp
- Black Angels (original to the collection)
- The Disillusionist
- Coal Ash and Sparrows (original to the collection)
- An Outrider’s Tale
- Natural Order
Don’t be looking for bold starship captains or warrior maidens wielding magic swords in Gunning for the Buddha. Michael Jasper serves up something refreshingly different: a heady brew of ordinary folks making tough decisions at the far edges of reality. Spend some time with these stories and you’re bound to bump into people you know who find themselves in places you’ve only dreamed about.
— Hugo-winning author James Patrick Kelly
Mike Jasper brings the common touch to the most uncommon situations. Welcome to his world.
— Nebula-winning author John Kessel (from his Introduction)