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Prayers to Broken Stones

Simmons, Dan

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ISBN 10: 0913165581 / ISBN 13: 9780913165584
Published by Dark Harvest Books, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Prayers to Broken Stones

Publisher: Dark Harvest Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition..

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Prayers to Broken Stones is a short story anthology by the American author Dan Simmons. It includes 13 of his earlier works, along with an introduction by Harlan Ellison in which the latter relates how he "discovered" Dan Simmons at the Colorado Mountain College's "Writers' Conference in the Rockies" in 1981. The title is a borrowed line from T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men". Contents include: The River Styx Runs Upstream; Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams; Vanni Fucci is Alive and Well and Living in Hell; Vexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle; Remembering Siri; Metastasis; The Offering; E-Ticket to 'Namland; Iverson's Pits; Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites; The Death of the Centaur; Two Minutes Forty-five Seconds; Carrion Comfort"

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A woman returns from the dead with disastrous results for the family who lovesher.... An old-fashioned barbershop is the site of a medieval ritual of bloodyterror.... During a post-apocalyptic Christmas celebration, a messenger fromthe South brings tidings of great horror.... From a ghostly Civil Warbattlefield to a combat theme park in Vietnam, from the omnipotent brain of anautistic boy to a shocking story of psychic vampires, journey into a world offear and mystery, a chilling twilight zone of the mind.


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