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THE BRAINS OF RATS.

BLUMLEIN, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0910489289 / ISBN 13: 9780910489287
Published by Scream Press, LA, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing. SIGNED by author and introducer Michael McDowell on title page. FINE in FINE dj. Bookseller Inventory # 7124

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Title: THE BRAINS OF RATS.

Publisher: Scream Press, LA

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Author's first book.

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"There's a . . . detachment that happens as a physician when you're dealing with frightening, horrifying, or sad events that you maintain an objectivity that's required, and I do that also when I write." When so many tales of the dark fantastic are told as if with exclamation marks, Dr. Michael Blumlein's sonorous, objective voice is refreshingly chilly. This collection of 12 elegantly crafted stories (first published in 1990) displays a range of subject matter defying categorization as science fiction, horror, or fantasy. The title story, nominated for a World Fantasy Award, is a provocative thought experiment about gender identity. Other topics include radical surgery with political intent, a child's flight into another realm, a technopunk romance, and various surreal excursions into minds obsessed with family secrets, hauntings, madness, poverty.

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