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Illuminations : stories / Alan Moore.

Moore, Alan, 1953- (author.).


"In his first-ever short story collection, which spans forty years of work, Alan Moore presents a series of wildly different and equally unforgettable characters who discover--and in some cases even make and unmake--the various uncharted parts of existence. In "Hypothetical Lizard," two concubines in a brothel of fantastical specialists fall in love with tragic ramifications. In "Not Even Legend," a paranormal study group is infiltrated by one of the other-worldly beings they seek to investigate. In "Illuminations," a nostalgic older man decides to visit a seaside resort from his youth and finds the past all too close at hand. And in the monumental novella "What We Can Know About Thunderman," which charts the surreal and Kafkaesque history of the comics industry's major players over the last seventy-five years, Moore reveals the dark, beating heart of the superhero business. From ghosts and otherworldly creatures to theoretical Boltzmann brains fashioning the universe at the big bang, Illuminations is exactly that--a series of bright, startling tales from a contemporary legend that reveal the full power of imagination and magic"--Dust jacket flap.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781635578805
  • ISBN: 1635578809
  • Physical Description: 456 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
Hypothetical lizard -- Not even legend -- Location, location, location -- Cold reading -- The improbably complex high-energy state -- Illuminations -- What we can know about Thunderman -- American light: an appreciation -- And, at the last, just to be done with silence.
Subject: Imaginary places > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc. > Publishing > Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Short stories.
Science fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Short stories.
Science fiction.

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