Thoughts on Jim From Around the Web

“Another story of travel, of a slightly more malevolent bent, is Ted and the Megalodon, by Jim Shepard. Even now, the final scene of that adventure lingers hauntingly with me.”

– Movie, Talkie, Readie, Listen: The Best of McSweeney’s Volume 1

“I look for stories that care about my feelings as well as my intellect and when I find one that’s all-out emotionally assaultive—like ‘Sans Farine,’ by Jim Shepard—I grab that baby and hold on tight.”

– Steven King, quoted in

“…list also needs more Jim Shepard..”

– “Top Ten Greatest Short Story Writers” forum

“Jim Shepard is to blame for six novels and four short story collections…”

– Vice Magazine: Employee of the Month