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Tachyon Publications
219 pages
Product Description
<div>Featuring the Locus Award–winning novelette, “By Moonlight”<BR><BR>The extraordinary stories in this new contemporary fantasy collection show a mature, darker side of the author of <I>The Last Unicorn</I> in modern parables of love, death, and transformation shadowed lightly with melancholy.<BR><BR> The Angel of Death enjoys newfound celebrity while moonlighting as an anchorman on the network news; King Pelles the Sure, the shortsighted ruler of a gentle realm, betrays himself in dreaming of a “manageable war”; an American librarian discovers that, much to his surprise and sadness, he is also the last living Frenchman; and rivals in a supernatural battle forgo pistols at dawn, choosing instead to duel with dramatic recitations of terrible poetry.<BR><BR> Featuring previously unpublished stories alongside recently published classics, this is a lovely, haunting, and wholly satisfying read.</div>