The first volume in the ground-breaking, genre-bending, boundary-pushing Clockwork Phoenix anthology series, newly available in digital format.
Includes critically-acclaimed and award-nominated stories by Catherynne M. Valente, David Sandner, John Grant, Cat Rambo, Leah Bobet, Michael J. DeLuca, Laird Barron, Ekaterina Sedia, Cat Sparks, Tanith Lee, Marie Brennan, Jennifer Crow, Vandana Singh, John C. Wright, C.S. MacCath, Joanna Galbraith, Deborah Biancotti and Erin Hoffman.
With a whimsical introduction and new afterword by Nebula Award-nominated editor Mike Allen.
The City of Blind Delight • Catherynne M. Valente
Old Foss Is the Name of His Cat • David Sandner
All the Little Gods We Are • John Grant
The Dew Drop Coffee Lounge • Cat Rambo
Bell, Book and Candle • Leah Bobet
The Tarrying Messenger • Michael J. DeLuca
The Occultation • Laird Barron
There Is a Monster Under Helen's Bed • Ekaterina Sedia
Palisade • Cat Sparks
The Woman • Tanith Lee
A Mask of Flesh • Marie Brennan
Seven Scenes from Harrai's 'Sacred Mountain' • Jennifer Crow
Oblivion: A Journey • Vandana Singh
Choosers of the Slain • John C. Wright
Akhila, Divided • C. S. MacCath
The Moon-Keeper's Friend • Joanna Galbraith
The Tailor of Time • Deborah Biancotti
Root and Vein • Erin Hoffman
Selected for the Locus Magazine 2008 Recommended Reading List
Author and editor Allen (Mythic) has compiled a neatly packaged set of short stories that flow cleverly and seamlessly from one inspiration to another. In “The City of Blind Delight” by Catherynne M. Valente, a man inadvertently ends up on a train that takes him to an inescapable city of extraordinary wonders. In “All the Little Gods We Are,” Hugo winner John Grant takes a mind trip to possible parallel universes. Modern topics make an appearance among the whimsy and strangeness: Ekaterina Sedia delves into the misunderstandings that occur between cultures and languages in “There Is a Monster Under Helen’s Bed,” while Tanith Lee gleefully skewers gender politics with “The Woman,” giving the reader a glimpse of what might happen if there was only one fertile woman left in a world of men. Lush descriptions and exotic imagery startle, engross, chill and electrify the reader, and all 19 stories have a strong and delicious taste of weird.
— Publishers Weekly, May 12, 2008
A very strong first volume … Established writers and new names all are in good form here … A series of great promise. Prospects on the anthology front look ever better.
— Locus, July 2008
I would have bought this book for its mysteriously gorgeous cover art alone, but the stellar lineup of contributing writers sold me completely … CLOCKWORK PHOENIX editor Mike Allen describes the anthology as “a home for stories that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that surprise with their settings and startle with the ways they cross genre boundaries, that aren’t afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques.” His choices here don’t disappoint.
Even if you’re not into the genre, this is a welcome read that’ll hopefully strike an emotional chord in you.
— Bibliophile Stalker
Another “new weird” collection, perhaps? A slipstream opus? Whatever — set somewhere between fantasy, SF, and something else, the stories selected by editor Mike Allen have an unique property: they are never tedious … I highly recommend the book to anyone looking for top-notch fiction irrespective of genre labels.
— The Harrow
We need to find a sustainable marketing that actually deliverson green objectives, not green theming. Marketers need to giveup the many strategies and approaches that made sense in purecommercial terms but which are unsustainable. True greenmarketing must go beyond the ad models where everything is anotherexcuse to make a brand look good; we need a green marketingthat does good.
The Green Marketing Manifesto provides a roadmap on howto organize green marketing effectively and sustainably. Itoffers a fresh start for green marketing, one that provides apractical and ingenious approach. The book offers many examplesfrom companies and brands who are making headway in this difficultarena, such as Marks & Spencer, Sky, Virgin, Toyota, Tesco, O2to give an indication of the potential of this route. John Grantcreates a ‘Green Matrix’ as a tool for examiningcurrent practice and the practice that the future needs to embrace.This book is intended to assist marketers, by means of clear andpractical guidance, through a complex transition towards meaningfulgreen marketing. Includes a foreword by Jonathon Porritt.
For years Mega-City One has secretly been sending its most dangerous criminals through a matter transmitter to the sphere nicknamed Big Dunkin Donut. But now arch-villain Dennis the Complete Bloody Sadist is threatening to destroy the sphere - and Judge Dredd is sent to stop him.
Dredd thinks his biggest problem will be Dr Petula McTavish, the xenotheologist appointed to accompany him - until a matter transmitter malfunction splits him into a hundred Dredds. And within the sphere, the immortal queen-goddess Korax knows the apocalyptic doom awaiting mankind . . .
In Debunk It, author John Grant uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He provides a roundup of the rhetorical tricks people use when attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, and even offers advice about how to take these unscrupulous pundits down.
So if you're tired of hearing blowhards spouting off about climate change, history, evolution, medicine, and more, this is the book for you. Debunk It is the ultimate guide for young readers seeking a firmer footing in a world that's full of holes.
In this book, green business guru John Grant shows howwe, when we join forces through co-operativeinitiatives, can really make changes and work towards a betterfuture.
John uses cases and examples from around the world, from socialnetworks to social ventures, Carrot Mobbing to the CarbonDisclosure Project, to show how a move to greater co-operationvia what he calls Co-operative Networks can be a way forwards forall of us to increase the common well-being.
Arguing that a climate for change can be created by engagingrather than alienating people, John also demonstrates ways of‘relocating dreams’ to allow us to reassess our desiresand priorities.
Whether you are a business leader, politician, armchaireconomist, environmentalist or general interest reader, theinspiration and ideas John Grant provides in Co-Opportunityencourages us all to think again about our individual behaviour andour actions – our ideas of what it is to be human - and toget co-creating to build a better world for all. Sit back andwatch, or become part of this grass roots new movement.
Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this "father of modern science" was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. (And how many people can say they've eaten an owl!)
In Eureka! John Grant - author of Debunk It!, Discarded Science, Spooky Science and many others - offers fifty vivid portraits of groundbreaking scientists. From lutes and owls to astronomy and evolution, Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding - and how they spent their free time as well.
The region which this book covers is the Islamic Interland, taking in interviews with leading brand creators in locations including Istanbul, Beirut, Dubai, Jordan, Jakarta and many others across the Middle and Far East. In these pages you will meet the producer of a TV show that was a hit in 53 countries, Obama’s State Representative to the Muslim World, pioneers of the Arabic Web scene involved in $100m+ deals, social venture pioneers and activists, secular democrats and hijab wearing fashionistas, and a full cast of fabulous creative designers, entrepreneurs and artists in many different creative fields.
Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this “father of modern science” was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. (And how many people can say they’ve eaten an owl!)
From lutes and owls to astronomy and evolution, Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding – and how they spent their free time as well.
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