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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tachyon Pubns
Publication date July 15, 2010
Pages 273
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781892391988
ISBN-10 1892391988
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer continues to amaze with this surreal, innovative, and absurdist gathering of award-winning short fiction. Exotic beasts and improbable travelers roam restlessly through these darkly diverting and finely honed tales.

In “The Situation,” a beleaguered office worker creates a child-swallowing manta-ray to be used for educational purposes (once described as Dilbert meets Gormenghast). In “Three Days in a Border Town,” a sharpshooter seeks the truth about her husband in an elusive floating city beyond a far-future horizon; “Errata” follows an oddly familiar writer who has marshaled a penguin, a shaman, and two pearl-handled pistols with which to plot the end of the world. Also included are two stories original to this collection, including “The Quickening,” in which a lonely child is torn between familial obligation and loyalty to a maligned talking rabbit.

Chimerical and hypnotic, VanderMeer leads readers through the postmodern into a new literature of the imagination.


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9781892391988 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer continues to amaze with this surreal, innovative, and absurdist gathering of award-winning short fiction.

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