A Victorian skeleton and a Vampire Ballet are among the unusual subjects in this collection. Lyrical grace combined with a sharp eye for imagery and a precise use of language are Fisher's hallmarks. Her themes are history, religion, and memory, highlighted in her sequence about an amnesiac and, in the final section of sonnets, an imaginative chronicle of immigrant forebears.
Used availability for Catherine Fisher's Altered States
December 1999 : UK Paperback