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Fantastic Tales

A collection of stories by

"This excellent collection proves how deeply London was into SF and fantasy."-Fritz Leiber. "London's 'astounding tales' are more than merely entertaining. Some still possess the power to disturb us into thought. . . . Ranging in time from the distant days of pre-recorded history to the speculative lure of the far future, these 'fantastic fictions' demonstrate London's imaginative and stylistic versatility. They also suggest that his contribution to the literature of fantasy has been seriously underestimated."-Los Angeles Times. Jack London's fabled powers to entertain and enthrall are in full force in this collection of fifteen fantastic tales. The restless energy of his vision ranges far in time and space, from the psychological tension of an extraterrestrial encounter to a frontier tall tale of a trapper hunting a mammoth. London tells an effective Victorian gothic story and offers an intriguing consideration of the science and problems of invisibility. Particularly gripping are the well-imagined horrors and new worlds of the future, including a chilling novella depicting a world ravaged by an alien virus. These remarkable stories testify to the wide-ranging creative power of one of America's great writers. Jack London (1876-1916) is the author of such classics as Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. Philip JosT Farmer is a three-time winner of the Hugo Award and the author of the Riverworld and World of Tiers series. Dale L. Walker has twice won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. His books include In a Far Country: Jack London's Tales of the West.

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January 1998 : USA Paperback

Title: Fantastic Tales (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Author(s): Jack London, Dale L Walker
ISBN: 0-8032-7979-5 / 978-0-8032-7979-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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