Mirrors in the Deluge

Mirrors in the Deluge
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99,- 99,-
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Format E-Bok
Kopisperre Teknisk DRM
Filformat ePUB
Utgivelsesår 2015
Forlag Alnpete
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9781908168757
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Om Mirrors in the Deluge

Mirrors in the Deluge, by master story-teller Rhys Hughes, is a collection of 32 unrelated tales that take elements from fantasy, science fiction, horror and other genres and give them a lateral shift.  Like much of Rhys' work these quirky stories between them encompass parody, pastiche and puns. The fun, as ever, starts with the title of each story - gently leading an unsuspecting reader into preconceived ideas and expectations; expectations that are soon spun around, turned on their head (or other extremities) , and pushed in an unexpected direction. Thus, a saunter merely through the contents page is already a hugely entertaining experience and one more akin to savouring the hors d'oeuvres of a grand feast than consulting a list of shortcuts into a literary tome. In fact, the gastronomic metaphor serves us well here; the courses on offer range from tantalising tuck to a gourmand's repast, but never mere vittles - perhaps the way to enjoy this book is to digest one story, three times a day (four if you're a halfling who needs second breakfast), rather than trying to gorge on all the available delights and delicacies at one sitting. To complete this gourmet's guide, a tempting sampling of the stories must include:   The Soft Landing, a unique story told from the perspective of a photon;   Travels with my Antinomy, how do you solve a paradox when you're part of it?;    Vanity of Vanities, the internet achieves consciousness and takes over, but with very different consequences than you might imagine;   The Fairy and the Dinosaur, in which a fairy can't find what she wants for her picnic in the goblin market, is offered cloned prehistoric plums but turns to a time-travelling robot to go back to the age of the dinosaurs and eat an original plum.   Other titles to tempt you include The Martian Monocles, The Prodigal Beard, A Dame Abroad, The Unkissed Artist Formerly Known as Frog, The Goat That Gloated, The Taste of Turtle Tears, The Bones of Jones, and The Haggis Eater.


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