Masters of Technique: The Mongoose Anthology of Chess Fiction is the first chess fiction anthology of contemporary stories, ever published. Mongoose Press has collected the best work from twelve of the most talented chess fiction writers of the past decade.
In these rich and compelling stories, chess shines as a sophisticated metaphor, and fans of the game will applaud how chess is woven with technical accuracy into every narrative.
To celebrate this historic achievement, chess fiction expert, Professor Mark N. Taylor has written an entertaining and erudite foreword. Every fiction lover with an interest in chess, either serious or en passant, should not pass on this opportunity to be entertained.
"En Passant" by Katherine Neville... 17
"Samantha's Gambit" by Stephen Carter... 41
"Zugzwang" by Michael Griffith... 73
"A Thinly Veiled Autobiography regarding my reasons for giving up Chess" by Paul Eggers... 99
"Executors of Important Energies" by Wells Tower... 131
"A Game I Once Enjoyed" by Patrick Somerville... 155
"Smothered Mate" by Edward Falco... 177
"Steinitz" by Steven Levery... 187
"The Curious Case of Sanjay Finch" by Michael Weinreb... 211
"The Forfeit" by John Wheatcroft... 225
"Goodwill" by Katie Kitamura... 243
"The Adventure of the Black Bishop" by Mark Coggins... 253