Such was not the way things were

Handmade paperbacks with short stories. Each booklet is numbered and unique.

— Sebastiaan Mathôt

You are about to order The cephalopod and other stories.
Price (€19) includes shipping to The Netherlands and VAT (taxes).

You are about to order The cephalopod and other stories.
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You are about to order Mantis and Senescence.
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You are about to order Mantis and Senescence.
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You are about to order Such was not the way things were and other stories.
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You are about to order Such was not the way things were and other stories.
Price (€25) includes shipping to the EU or UK and VAT (taxes).

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The cephalopod and other stories
Two researchers with a shared past collaborate on an experiment with octopuses. A neurologist works on a mysterious case. A young boy slows down his thoughts to the speed of plants. A priest battles with swarms of locusts.
60 pages. 4 stories. Illustration by Theo Danes.
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Mantis and Senescence
A doctor does everything to help his patient, and gradually descents into a dark fairy tale. A woman studies asexual reproduction in octopuses, while her young boyfriend refuses to stay young forever.
88 pages. 2 stories. Illustration by Theo Danes.
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Such was not the way things were and other stories
A lizard tells stories to a shrike. A life guard is on the night shift. A woman uses technology to defeat a fatal disease. A beekeeper has a complex relationship with his swarm.
56 pages. 4 stories.
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Do you have questions or suggestions? Would you like to order a book from outside the EU / UK? Don't hesitate to send an email to sebastiaan@suchwasnot.com.