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January 26, 2011Seven Stories Press author Christopher R. Howard, finalist for the 2007 National Magazine Award for Fiction, was announced today as being one of two authors, along with Jodi Picoult, selected to contribute an original piece of short fiction to the launch of Amazon’s new Kindle Singles Program . . . Howard’s story, “Darkstar,” is the history of a homeless Irish teen who becomes aware, through arcane means, of a coming apocalyptic disaster facing the planet Earth. The story, originally written in 2006 and first made available today with the Kindle Singles launch, represents an early exploration of the themes of apocalypse that dominate Howard’s forthcoming debut novel, Tea of Ulaanbaatar.