Jacket art and illustrations by John Connoll.
The mountains were the colour of chrysoprase. The train rattled over the joints of the tracks, passed through fincas sprinkled red with coffee beans and over precipitous bridges, the white froth of rivers raging far below. The windows of the carriage were all half down. The doctor relaxed his gaze on the luxuriant countryside. The delicate murmur of Spanish reached the his ears.
"Sí, así és..."
"...Oh no, no tienen nada en contra de las ideas; solamente a les que las divulgan."
"Las ideas son peligrosas..."
"......mejor a aún...la Guerrillia de la Luz Ardiente..."
Brendan Connell was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1970. He has had fiction published in numerous places, including McSweeney's, Adbusters, and the World Fantasy Award winning anthologies Leviathan 3 (The Ministry of Whimsy 2002), and Strange Tales (Tartarus Press 2003). His published books are: The Translation of Father Torturo (Prime Books, 2005), Dr. Black and the Guerrillia (Grafitisk Press, 2005), Metrophilias (Better Non Sequitur, 2010), Unpleasant Tales (Eibonvale Press, 2010), The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children (Chômu Press, 2011), The Architect (PS Publishing, 2012), Lives of Notorious Cooks (Chômu Press, 2012), Miss Homicide Plays the Flute (Eibonvale Press, 2013), The Cutest Girl in Class ... (more)