Dreams of a Dead Country

Douglas Thompson
science fiction, fantasy
Dreams of a Dead Country - Douglas Thompson7.34

A novella.

Through a series of fantastical transformations our narrator searches wistfully after a mysterious female presence: metamorphosing through figures human and bestial, animate and inanimate, even as walls / hills / weather. Fraught with claustrophobic imagery, this relentlessly surreal odyssey explores – and seeks to transcend – the borders of the human state.

Dreams of a Dead Country is subtly executed Chinese puzzle-box-of-a-story. Douglas Thompson takes us on a Borgesian journey of identity and disorder; masterfully straddling the duel terrain of both mindscape and landscape. Thompson’s prose is ornate and intimidating, but beneath the surreal projections of his imagination lies a gentle, humble heart. A true artist: one of our finest and most criminally under-rated writers. Dreams of a Dead Country is a gift. - Chris Kelso, author of I Dream of Mirrors

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Release date: April 1, 2019
Genres: science fiction, fantasy
Expectation rating: 7.34/10
Total ratings: 3
Updated: August 26, 2021