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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"
"Ballad of a Hot Air Balloon-Headed Girl"
"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"


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This title was added to our catalog on May 02, 2013.