After Dinner Conversation - Season One is a collection of the best short stories published in the After Dinner Conversation series to date. Short stories span all genres; science-fiction, near-future, dystopia, spiritual, fantasy, urban fantasy, AI, historical fiction, contemporary women, political, horror, thriller, and children's stories. The important thing is that the story is compelling, and that it asks a specific ethical or moral question. Imagine the "trolley problem" in short story form.
"...a terrific collection of short stories (for teaching) courses on civics, ethics, or contemporary social problems, in high school or junior college." Philosophy Professor at Chapel Hill, Luc Bovens
"Tears Your Heart. Heart breaking discussions fueled by this book." Amazon Reviewer MariaJ
"...these stories as a whole so far, have been haunting, staying with me long past finishing." Amazon Reviewer Andrea L. Stoeckel
Each short story is also accompanied by discussion questions for the reader, or for a group of readers, to discuss. Many of the short stories have associated podcast discussions on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and Youtube, as well as on our website, After Dinner Conversation.
Included Stories Top Ranked In The Following Amazon Categories!
- #1 in Utilitarianism Philosophy
- #1 in Aesthetics
- #1 in Zen Philosphy
- #1 in Children's Books On Values
- #1 in Pragmatism
- #2 in Historical Fiction Short Stories
- #1 in Death, Grief And Spirituality
- #1 in Occult Magic
- #1 in Free Will And Determinism
- #2 in War Fiction
- #1 in Religious Intolerance
- #1 in Political Fiction
- #1 in Sociology of Race Relations
- #1 in Epistemology
- #1 in Ethics & Morality
- #1 in Good & Evil Philosophy
- #1 in Children's Books on Values
- #1 in Jewish Life
- #1 in Christian Ethics
- #2 in Mental Illness
- #1 in Compulsive Behavior
- #2 in Children's Short Stories
- #1 in Children's Multicultural Folk Tales
- #1 in 30-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
- #2 in 30-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
- #1 in Historical Australian & Oceanian Fiction
- #2 in One-Hour Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
- #2 in Hard Science Fiction
- #2 in Parenting Morals & Responsibility
- #1 in Natural Law Perspectives
- #2 in Criminal Law
- #1 in Comparative Law
- and many more!
Short stories by (in alphabetical order) A. Katherine Black, Ana Carolina Pereira, Andre Lopes, Christine Seifert, David Shultz, Dean Gessie, Jann Everard, Jenean McBrearty, Joanna Michal Hoyt, John Sheirer, Margaret Karmazin, Michael Rook, Shikhandin, Tom Teti, Tyler W. Kurt, Vera Burris, Veronica Leigh, and Viggy Parr Hampton.