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The Pear-Shaped Man

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The Pear-Shaped Man

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Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991
Omni, 1987

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Horror
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Stoker Award winning and WFA nominated novelette.

He lives in the darkness beneath the stairs, in the apartment closet to the garbage cans. He eats CheezDoodles. He tells Jesse he has things to show her...

The story originally appeared in Omni, October 1987. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection (1988) edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Omni Best Science Fiction Two (1992), edited by Ellen Datlow, Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010), edited by Ellen Datlow, and The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) edited by Joe R. Lansdale. The story is included in the collection GRRM: A RRetrospective (2003).


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