The Planetbreaker's Son
Our title piece, original to this volume, is something entirely new. Trust me. "The Planetbreaker's Son" is a starship novella in which interstellar emigrants maintain their stadium-sized vessel with dreams and play. On the fly. Think Pinocchio meets Ender's Game.
"Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring" is a cautionary tale about the perilous interface between ancient wizardry and modern ringtones. And it's for you. "The Term Paper Artist" is Nick's celebrated and hilarious how-to on embellishing the academic establishment with equal parts imitation and duct tape. Based on a true story of lies.
And Featuring: of course, our casually candid Outspoken Interview, in which Greek sailors, Japanese manga mavens, Doc Martens, Lovecraft, Grandma, and Kerouac mingle and mix. Care to dance?
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 127 x 191 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
- 25 Feb 2021
- Pm Press
- Oakland, United States
Other books in this series
20 Nov 2014
"Mamatas is a powerfully acerbic writer, both in fiction and online. His acid wit is infamous."
"Mamatas at his best. Makes me laugh. Makes me drop things. Makes me read on. Makes me run for cover."
--Terry Bisson, author of Bears Discover Fire
"Mamatas is such a great novelist that it's easy to forget he also writes superb short stories."
"Nick Mamatas is the gadfly that makes the horse buck whip-smart and no bullshit and with one hell of a bite."
--Brian Evenson, author of The Warren and A Collapse of Horses
"How does speculative fiction retain its relevance in an era when daily events feel fictitious and the mere possibility of a future seems speculative? If anyone knows the answer, it's Nick Mamatas."
--Jarett Kobek, author of I Hate the Internet
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