James Van Pelt Strangers and Beggars

ISBN 13: 9780966818451

Strangers and Beggars

4.29 avg rating
( 24 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780966818451: Strangers and Beggars

Presents a collection of seventeen short stories that revolve around the themes of teaching, love, death, and time.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Booklist:

Foreboding stories rarely have upbeat endings, but Van Pelt's do. Edgy and usually creepy, they characteristically let a little light flicker at the end of their dark trajectories because Van Pelt thinks that people can, though they may not, solve their problems. When a teacher is finally caught by the immense spider that no one will remove from her classroom, she begins seeing her new situation as an opening to transcendence. When a businessman of the future doffs the "specs" that keep him perpetually tapped into the markets long enough for a tete-a-tete with his fiancee, he broaches, albeit unawares, the possibility that he can overcome his "infodiction." When Van Pelt re-presents Wells' Time Machine from the point of view of the Eloi girl who becomes attached to the time traveler, he leaves her figuring out how the Eloi can protect themselves from the Morlocks. A refreshingly optimistic bunch of sf-inflected horror tales, all seductive or at least charming, with a futuristic baseball yarn as a delightful comic capper. Ray Olson
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

From Publishers Weekly:

Love gets sealed with the sacrifice of a finger, monsters roam high school hallways and invisible dwarves function as angels of death on a city bus: the fantastical intertwines with the quotidian in James Van Pelt's Strangers and Beggars. The 17 stories, divided into four sections (Teaching, Love, Death, Time), contemplate modern dystopias, offering, in the words of Bruce Holland Rogers's introduction, stories of "things gone very wrong" that still manage to feel uplifting not "new maps of hell... [but] new maps out of hell..
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Van Pelt, James
Published by FAIRWOOD PR INC (2002)
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description FAIRWOOD PR INC, 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780966818451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

James Van Pelt
Published by Fairwood Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairwood Press, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Presents a collection of seventeen short stories that revolve around the themes of teaching, love, death, and time. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780966818451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James Van Pelt
Published by Fairwood Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairwood Press, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Presents a collection of seventeen short stories that revolve around the themes of teaching, love, death, and time. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780966818451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Van Pelt, James
Published by Fairwood Press 7/12/2002 (2002)
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairwood Press 7/12/2002, 2002. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Strangers and Beggars. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780966818451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Van Pelt, James
Published by Fairwood Press, Inc (2017)
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 18
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairwood Press, Inc, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0966818458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

James Van Pelt
Published by Fairwood Press, Inc
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairwood Press, Inc. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 216 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.5in.Book by Van Pelt, James This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780966818451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Van Pelt, James
Published by FAIRWOOD PR INC (2002)
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description FAIRWOOD PR INC, 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780966818451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Van Pelt, James
Published by Fairwood Press, Inc
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairwood Press, Inc. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0966818458 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780966818451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Van Pelt, James
Published by Fairwood Press, Inc (2017)
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairwood Press, Inc, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P110966818458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Van Pelt, James
Published by Fairwood Press, Inc
ISBN 10: 0966818458 ISBN 13: 9780966818451
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairwood Press, Inc. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0966818458 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2086282

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds