Locus Award 2015.
Last Plane to Heaven is the final and definitive collection of award-winning SF author Jay Lake’s short stories
Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake was an acclaimed writer of short stories. In Last Plane to Heaven,
Lake has assembled thirty-two of the best of them. Aliens and angels
fill these pages, from the title story, a hard-edged and breathtaking
look at how a real alien visitor might be received, to the savage truth
of “The Cancer Catechisms.” Here are more than thirty short stories
written by a master of the form, science fiction and fantasy both.
This collection features an original introduction by Gene Wolfe.
Joseph Edward Lake, Jr. (1964-2014) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. In 2003 he was a quarterly first place winner in the Writers of the Future contest. In 2004 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction. He lived in Portland, Oregon, and worked as a product manager for a voice services company.
Lake's writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Postscripts, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Strange Horizons, Asimov's Science Fiction, Nemonymous, and the Mammoth Book of Best New Horror. He was an editor for the "Polyphony" anthology series from Wheatland Press, and was also a contributor to the Internet Review of Science Fiction.
Photo by Roger Podva, 2009.