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From "The Diamond Pit," a cautionary tale of the corrupting effects of wealth, to the Nebula Award winning "Da Vinci Rising," to "Jubilee," the haunting title story, this short fiction collection represents the most brilliant work in the fantastic to be seen in the last three decades. Here are dark fables such as "The Black Horn," which introduces a unicorn to modern-day Miami, and the nightmarish "A Quiet Revolution for Death." But Jack Dann's visions can be funny, too, in tales such as "Bad Medicine" and "Fairy Tale," though the comedians and ordinary guys caught up in a world beyond their ken may not always think so. And in works such as "Tattoos" and "Kaddish," Dann addresses the ultimate human hope of redemption.show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 158 x 238.3 x 29.2mm | 485.35g
  • Tor Books
  • Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765306778
  • 9780765306777

About Jack Dann

Jack Dann has written or edited over fifty books, including the international bestseller The M"emory Cathedral," which is published in over ten languages and was #1 on The Age Bestseller list. "The San Francisco Chronicle" called it "A grand accomplishment," "Kirkus Reviews" thought it was "An impressive accomplishment," and "True Review" said, "Read this important novel, be challenged by it; you literally haven't seen anything like it." His novel "The Silent" has been compared to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn; "Library Journal" chose it as one of their 'Hot Picks' and wrote: "This is narrative storytelling at its best-so highly charged emotionally as to constitute a kind of poetry from hell. Most emphatically recommended." Dann's work has been compared to Jorge Luis Borges, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, Castaneda, J. G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, and Mark Twain. He is a recipient of the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Australian Aurealis Award (twice), the Ditmar Award (twice), and the Premios Gilgames de Narrativa Fantastica award. He has also been honoured by the Mark Twain Society (Esteemed Knight). His novel, "Bad Medicine" (retitled "Counting Coup" in the US), has been described by The Courier Mail as "perhaps the best road novel since the Easy Rider Days." His latest book is the retrospective short story collection "Jubilee," which "The West Australian" called "a celebration of the talent of a remarkable storyteller." He is also the co-editor of the groundbreaking anthology of Australian stories, "Dreaming Down-Under," which won the World Fantasy Award in 1999. Jack Dann lives in Melbourne, Australia and "commutes" back and forth to Los Angeles and New York.show more

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