Different Waves, Different Depths:
Collected Fiction
(forthcoming, Impeller Press)

Different Waves, Different Depths takes its name from a comment an old crush made once about her feelings for me. It also describes this collection of nine stories, varying in style from the literarily weird to the science fiction and in length from the flash to the novelette. There’s even a pilot script in here.

There are time loops and time travel, reality television and big data, consultants who can make anyone a winner, a newspaper that’s just gone online-only, a band that never existed but is all too real, mistaken identities, roadtrips, drugs, guns, murder, and a love story or three.

Ease in the shallows, dive into the deep, or just let the tide lap at your toes. Different waves are waiting.

Advanced Praise:

“Working the borderlands between philosophy, sci-fi, and ultra-contemporary social critique, these stories illuminate our strange cusp moment in a deeply humanistic and bracing manner. A sharp, propulsive, and canny collection.” — David Leo Rice, author, Drifter

 

“In Roy Christopher’s inquiring, voracious tales, memory is a form of energy, and worlds emerge out of slippages, of which—ouch, there’s another—there are many more than we like to admit.”
Matthew Battles, author, The Sovereignties of Invention

 

“The stories in Different Waves, Different Depths showcase an impressive range of voice and style. They challenge without being difficult; evoke nostalgia without feeling rote. A fantastic collection.” — Joshua Chaplinsky, author, The Paradox Twins

 

“Hard-boiled strange loops in a froth of weird.” — Will Wiles, author, Plume 

 

 

Table of Contents:

  1. Drawn & Courted
  2. Kiss Destroyer
  3. Antecedent
  4. Not a Day Goes By
  5. Dutch
  6. Subletter
  7. Hayseed, Inc.
  8. Post-Intelligence
  9. Fender the Fall

Excerpts:

Coming soon…