From the STINKING GENIUS responsible for Pryotechnicon: Being a True Account of Cyrano De Bergerac’s Further Adventures Among The States and Empires of the Stars, by Himself (dec’d), comes a still-warm midden of fantastical short stories.
Satalyte Publishing is proud to be releasing ‘Other Stories’ and Other Stories, a short story collection by Adam Browne, featuring twenty one stories including the Chronos Award winner Neverland Blues.
Review Advanced Reading Copies are now available by sending an email to Satalyte. ‘Other Stories’ and Other Stories is available for pre-order exclusively from the Satalyte Publishing bookstore for $25.99 in 6×9 format and $4.99 in eBook, but will be available in wide release on 5 February, 2014.
The Author takes this opportunity to apologise for the feelings of inadequacy that will arise in those who encounter the exquisitudinal stories herein contained, or barely contained — glittering, lacy, plangent with ideas and pungent with wordplay, all touching on — sometimes delicately, sometimes with fists, sometimes with greasy intimacy — diverse curious and amusing notions, such as an endeavour by British colonials to terraform Hell (contrast with the story dealing with the late Carl Linnaeus’s attempts to classify the species of Paradise); a planet wrapped in fabric where pirates boom and roar in galleoned steam irons; a look at what it will mean to be disabled in the future … etc., etc. — a book to be handled with care, so close is its resemblance to a clutch of Faberge eggs, their Faberge chicks waiting to be hatched by the warmth of the Reader’s startled regard.
Adam Browne was born in 1963 and lives in Melbourne, Australia. His stories have been published widely. He received the Aurealis Award for best Australian short story in 2002, and the Chronos Award for best Victorian short story in 2009. His story ‘Space Operetta’ was adapted as an animated film, Adjustable Cosmos, in 2010.
Pyrotechnicon: Being a True Account of Cyrano De Bergerac’s Further Adventures Among The States and Empires of the Stars, by Himself (dec’d) is his first novel.
‘The title does not mislead. PYROTECHNICON is a literary cabinet of curiosities filled with lush imagery and exotic notions. A delicious concoction of swashbucklery and delight. Highly recommended.’
Jeff Vandermeer — World Fantasy award-winning author of Finch.