At times literary, at other times surreal, this collection offers a diverse range of stories that deal with real-life conflicts, human values, and coming-of-age experiences, all placed within fantastical settings. An author's search for an elusive Kafka story leads to a potentially cursed book in "Bright Morning," while in the award-winning "Exo-Skeleton Town," humans dress in protective exoskins conveying the personas of bygone Hollywood movie stars in order to barter old Earth movies for an alien aphrodisiac. A young boy comes to term with "Creation" when he molds a man out of the detritus of a nearby forest, and in the title story, a great fantasy writer loses touch with the world he has created and pleads with his young assistant to help him visualize the story's end and enable him to complete his greatest novel ever. An eclectic offering, these witty and modern fables blend mundane surroundings with eerie situations.
About the Author :
Jeffrey Ford has contributed to The Fantasy Writer's Assistant: And Other Stories as an author.
Jeffrey Ford's acclaimed and award-winning novels include "The Shadow Year", "The Physiognomy", "The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque", and "The Girl in the Glass". He is a professor of writing and early American literature at a college in New Jersey.
Michael Swanwick has contributed to The Fantasy Writer's Assistant: And Other Stories as a content introducer. Michael Swanwick lives in Philadelphia, PA. He has won five Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award.
|Title:||The Fantasy Writer's Assistant: And Other Stories||Publisher:||Golden Gryphon Press|
|Author:||Jeffrey Ford, Michael Swanwick|
|No. of Pages:||247|
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