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With an artist's eye for language and form, Douglas F. Warrick sculpts surreal topiary landscapes out of dream worlds made coherent. Dip into a story that is self-aware and wishes it were different than what it must be. Recount a secret held by a ventriloquist's dummy. Wander a digital desert with an AI as sentience sparks revolution. Follow a golem band that dissolves over the love of a groupie.

In these pages, interdimensional lampreys feed on a dying man's most precious memories, and a manga artist's sketches remake Osaka into part fantasy, part nightmare. Combining elements of fantasy, magical realism and horror, the collection floats on a distinctly literary voice that is creepy, surreal, and just plain weird.

With a special introduction by Gary A. Braunbeck.
 

Table of Contents


Apex Voices: What Do You Hear? — Jason Sizemore
Introduction — Gary A. Braunbeck

"Behindeye: A History"
"Her Father's Collection"
"Zen and the Art of Gordon Dratch's Damnation"
"The Itaewon Eschatology Show"
"Come to my Arms, My Beamish Boy"
"Funeral Song for a Ventriloquist"
"Inhuman Zones: An Oral History of Jan Landau's Golem Band"
"Drag"
"Ballad of a Hot Air Balloon-Headed Girl"
"Rattenkönig"
"Old Roses"
"Stickhead (Or... In the Dark, in the Wet, We Are Collected)"
"I Inhale the City, the City Exhales Me"
"Across the Dead Station Desert, Television Girl"

Acknowledgments
Biographies

Machine by Jennifer Pelland

 
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228
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PTB-01
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File Last Updated:
September 24, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on May 02, 2013.