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Brighten to Incandescence

Brighten to Incandescence

17 Stories
A collection of stories by

Seventeen of writer Michael Bishop's favorite stories were handpicked from his previously uncollected works to create this compelling collection, providing an excellent overview of a career that includes award-winning science fiction, horror, fantasy, satire, space opera, and mystery. In "A Tapestry of Little Murders," a murderer attempts to escape along a literal road to self-destruction. A medical missionary, tortured by government thugs, reveals her dying wish in "With a Little Help from Her Friends." In "The Procedure," an operation to remove a tumorous growth will hopefully excise from the patient's mind and body all tendencies toward faith and superstition. From futuristic mystery and Vietnam-era dark fantasy to theological speculation on Christ's death, a variety of lyrical voices speak through these haunting stories. An essay by the author divulges the genesis of each story.

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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Brighten to Incandescence: 17 Stories
Author(s): Michael Bishop
ISBN: 1-930846-16-9 / 978-1-930846-16-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Brighten to Incandescence: 17 Stories
Author(s): Michael Bishop
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   

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