This speculative fiction collection includes traditional stories as well as highly imaginative pieces crafted out of scholarly essays, ersatz book and TV reviews, a glossary of lost cults, a self-guided museum tour, and even a nonsensical diet plan. M.V. Montgomery continues to spin fiction out of practically anything, and it is invariably the kind that makes you laugh and think, and then perhaps surf the Internet to see whether groups like the Verticists or Thecans ever existed . . . by which point, you’ll be wishing they did.
“The twenty-five short, sharp shocks in Speculations show M.V. Montgomery unafraid to tackle the Big Questions, but more than willing to articulate the complex absurdity of humanity’s answers. Call these remarkable stories conspiracy parables; place them in the classic tradition of Borges and Lem, and the contemporary practice of James Morrow and Ben Loory—but whatever you do, read them right now.” –F. Brett Cox
“One of the most thought-provoking and entertaining works of science fiction I have ever read. Funny, clever, and deeply philosophical throughout.” –Spencer Green
“Rich with ideas . . . Speculations provides a hint of how far Montgomery’s imagination might take us.” –Jessica E. Thomas