Item #61779 All I Ever Dreamed. Michael Blumlein.

All I Ever Dreamed

Valancourt Books:
Richmond: 2018
Trade paperback, New,
505 pp.
Cover artwork by: Tyson Stryg

“In the opening story of this extraordinary collection, ‘California Burning,’ a man must come to terms with a strange truth about his dead father, whose corpse refuses to be cremated. In ‘Snow in Dirt,’ a man finds the woman of his dreams buried in a state of suspended animation in his garden. The burned-out fashion designer in ‘Hymenoptera’ receives new inspiration when a chest-high, eight-foot-long wasp shows up in his studio. And in stories like ‘Twenty-two and You,’ ‘The Roberts,’ and ‘Know How Can Do,’ Blumlein explores the consequences—sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific—of scientific technologies such as genetic manipulation and the creation of artificial life. Varying widely in theme and subject matter, these stories showcase the breadth and power of Michael Blumlein’s vision and once again reveal him to be one of the most original and fascinating of contemporary writers. They are stories that skirt the boundaries of fantasy, science fiction and horror, existing in a genre uniquely the author’s own.“ This is a print-on-demand title. #61779

Price: $23.99

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