Okay, here we go. Are you ready?
I’m going to list a series of authors, and you have to match them to the titles of the short story they wrote. The only clue you get is that it all revolves around the band Steely Dan. The anthology is called Die Behind the Wheel, and it was edited by Brian Thornton.
Here we go:
David Corbett Black Cow
Nick Feldman Dirty Work
Bill Fitzhugh Do You Have a Dark Spot on Your Past?
Linda Joffe Hull Green Earrings
R. T. Lawton Haitian Divorce
Cornelia Read Harley Quinn is Dead
Stacy Robinson Home at Last
David Schlosser Josie
Brian Thornton On Your Knees Tomorrow
Sam Wiebe Pretzel Logic
Simon Wood Show Biz Kids
James W. Ziskin Your Gold Teeth
Plus there’s a forward and an introduction, which you really should read, although no one will blame you for jumping into the stories. And let’s face it, the music of Steely Dan just screams crime story, doesn’t it?
Except – and there will be another quiz later on – there’s a second anthology that deals with science fiction topics – A Beast Without A Name, again edited by the wonderful Brian Thornton. Wanna cheat on that one? Buy it now, and then you can smirk at knowing all the answers before the quiz!
And I don’t wanna hear the only refrain, “But I don’t like short stories.” You’ll like these, pinky swear!