Cat Improvement Company by Brian W. Aldiss

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From a writer who has won comparison with Thomas Pynchon and William S. Burroughs comes thirteen unnerving and often breathtaking stories populated by punks and angels, skinheads and religious assassins, streetwalkers and fetishists—people who live outside the law and and the clear light of the every day. Set in landscapes as diverse as ancient Babylon, India, and the seamy underbelly of San Francisco, these daring and innovative tales are laced with Vollman's fertile imagination. The Rainbow Stories ushers us into a world that bears an awful yet hypnotic resemblance to that of our deepest nightmares, confirming Vollman's reputation as a dark visionary of contemporary fiction.


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Brian W. Aldiss was born in Norfolk, England in 1925. Over a long and distinguished writing career, he has published award-winning science fiction (two Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award), bestselling popular fiction including the three-volume Horatio Stubbs saga and the four-volume The Squire Quartet, experimental fiction such as The Report on Probability A and Barefoot in the Head and many other iconic and pioneering works including the Helliconia Trilogy. He has edited many successful anthologies and has published ground-breaking non-fiction including a magisterial history of science fiction (Billion Year Spree later revised and expanded as Trillion Year Spree. Among his many short stories, perhaps the most famous is ìSuper-Toys Last All Summer Longî which was adapted for film by Stanley Kubrick and produced and directed after Kubrickís death by Steven Spielberg as A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
Published January 1, 2004 by Green Cat Press.
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Knockout stories and report age conjure up skinheads, prostitutes and biblical martyrs.from the prodigious Voll man, who has three hardcovers due out this year. Pantheon, Viking, and FSG are brining h

Jun 29 1992 | Read Full Review of Cat Improvement Company

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