Clockwork phoenix : tales of beauty and strangeness
|Format:||Print Book 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
The first volume of this extraordinary new annual anthology series of fantastic literature explodes on the scene with works that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that surprise with their settings and startle with the manner in which they cross genre boundaries, that aren't afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques, and yet seamlessly blend form with meaningful function. The delectable offerings found within these pages come from some of today's most distinguished contemporary fantasists and brilliant rising newcomers.
Whether it's a touch of literary erudition, playful whimsy, extravagant style, or mind-blowing philosophical speculation and insight, the reader will be led into unfamiliar territory, there to find shock and delight.
Introducing CLOCKWORK PHOENIX.
"Author and editor Allen ( Mythic ) has compiled a neatly packaged set of short stories that flow cleverly and seamlessly from one inspiration to another.... Lush descriptions and exotic imagery startle, engross, chill and electrify the reader, and all 19 stories have a strong and delicious taste of weird."
-- Publishers Weekly
ContentsIntroduction / Mike Allen
The city of blind delight / Catherynne M. Valente
Old Foss is the name of his cat / David Sandner
All the little gods we are / John Grant
The Dew Drop Coffee Lounge / Cat Rambo
Bell, book, and candle / Leah Bobet
The tarrying messenger / Michael J. DeLuca
The occultation / Laird Barron
There is a monster under Helen's bed / Ekaterina Sedia
Palisade / Cat Sparks
The woman / Tanith Lee
A mask of flesh / Marie Brennan
Seven scenes from Harrai's Sacred mountain / Jennifer Crow
Oblivion: a journey / Vandana Singh
Choosers of the slain / John C. Wright
Akhila, divided / C.S. MacCath
The moon-keeper's friend / Joanna Galbraith
The tailor of time / Deborah Biancotti
Root and vein / Erin Hoffman.
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|Publisher|| Winnetka, CA :Norilana Books,2008
|Edition||1st ed., Trade pbk. ed.|
286 pages ; 23 cm