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Inhaltsangabe: Crowther's collection opens with a magnificent homage to Ray Bradbury, Some Burial Place, vast and Dry (the title is one of several references to Whitman), in which the last survivor of a lost colony remembers his home and is visited by it. Despite that tough first act, the quality of what follows remains consistent. These lovely and thoughtful stories are speculative fiction at pretty much its best, conjuring self-contained worlds that for all the stories brevity, teem with life. Booklist The best of the 12 mostly SF stories in this collection from British author Crowther evoke a genuine sense of wonder and offer near miraculous restoration of hope. Like Ray Bradbury, who is intentionally invoked, Crowther enchants as he tells deceptively simple tales of eternal truths.
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The best of the 12 mostly SF stories in this collection from British author Crowther (The Longest Single Note) evoke a genuine sense of wonder and offer near-miraculous restoration of hope. The title tale opens with silver spaceships departing an Earth doomed by an approaching asteroid. After some clever insights into modern culture's need for hyperbolic metaphors to understand simple reality, the story meanders into a poignant parable about resurrection and reconnection in a world where "it's impossible to figure out who's dead and who's alive." Somewhere along the way it becomes a gentle encomium to both humanity and the city of New Orleans. The deck of time and fate is shuffled and reshuffled as an assassin seeks to fulfill a contract in the well-crafted, multi-leveled "The Killing of Davis-Davis." Its time-travel theme provides the basis for both compelling action and temporal contemplation. "Setting Free the Daughters of Earth" is less technically accomplished, but no less fascinating with its premise of a drug-dependent future in which only one addictive substance is forbidden: books. Like Ray Bradbury, who is intentionally invoked, Crowther enchants as he tells deceptively simple tales of eternal truths.
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Buchbeschreibung Subterranean Press, 2004. Buchzustand: Good. Limited. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP2443535
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Buchbeschreibung Subterranean Press, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1931081859
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Buchbeschreibung Subterranean, Burton, MI, 2004. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. #182/500 signed limited edition. Dark green boards, neon-blue spine lettering, library stamps fep/leading page edges, block square, corners sharp, binding tight, contents clean. DJ price-clipped, spine label residue clear-taped over at heel else little wear. 239 pp. F/F. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004660
Buchbeschreibung Subterranean Press, 2004, Burton, Michigan, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. First Edition. Private Press. Signed by Author. Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2004. 1st edition hardcover. An undercover patron of literature restores hope in a bookless society; the survivor of a long-ago space mission receives a visit from a hauntingly familiar UFO; a time-traveling assassin wreaks havoc in the execution of his latest contract; a late-night driver undergoes a most unusual police interrogation; a small town meets alien life and encounters a small problem regarding the measurement of time; the clone of Abraham Lincoln strives to find peace in modern-day New York City; a super-villain discovers his true place in the scheme of things; and the imminent impact of a county-sized piece of space debris brings to the remnants of humanity a multitude of old friends to witness the fall of mankind. Just some of the stories in this new collection from Award-winning author Peter Crowther, who -- already renowned for his work in horror/dark fantasy and crime/suspense -- turns his attention here to the other-worldly elements of SF. But, as ever, the emphasis is on people. the things that motivate them and the things that bring them together. Contents: Some Burial Place, Vast and Dry The Killing of Davis-Davis The Invasion Palindromic Surface Tension Heroes and Villains A Worse Place Than Hell Halfway House Elmer Setting Free the Daughters Of Earth Late Night Pick-up Songs of Leaving Songs of Leaving is available only from Subterranean Press. Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED edition of 500 copies. Fine in fine dj. OUT OF PRINT. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000317
Buchbeschreibung Subterranean Press, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Limited. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1931081859
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