Windblown wildernesses; celestial fire; women from the moon; inexplicable phenomena in sleeping counties and visions of blood amid mazes of urban sprawl; tales culled from subterranean depths, from the A.M. darkness and from stolen afternoons of nostalgic sunlight and weeping rains...
Zelenyj’s haunting and surreal stories range widely in style, stretching from lyrical flights of fantasy to gritty and painful realism to unsettling horror and the grotesque – from subtle slipstream with only the faintest sense of the otherworldly to vivid space fiction, and even light-hearted homages to the colourful and gleeful world of the pulps. Always unexpected, these stories remain bound together by a tone of universal sadness and gentleness, and an ever-increasing sense of wonder. This massive collection of forty stories and over 650 pages, covering 10 years of work, will remain as a companion for a long time to come.
Each story has an illustrated titleplate. The hardcover is available with two different artworks – one, with very different cover art, that can only be ordered direct from the publisher and a standard version that can be sold anywhere. This publisher-only version also introduces our first ‘barcode art’ – which seeks to improve on those annoying black and white blocks that have to be slapped on book covers everywhere.
Alexander Zelenyj is the author of the books Songs For The Lost, Experiments At 3 Billion A.M., Ballads To The Burning Twins: The Complete Song Lyrics Of The Deathray Bradburys, and Black Sunshine. His fiction has been published in magazines and anthologies throughout the world.
He lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Photo used by permission from the author.