Publication Date: 11/10/2022 ISBN: 9781526643155 Category:

Illuminations

Alan Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 11/10/2022 ISBN: 9781526643155 Category:
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In his first-ever short story collection, which spans forty years of work and features many never-before-published pieces, international bestselling author Alan Moore presents nine stories full of wonder and strangeness, each taking us deeper into the fantastical underside of reality.

In A Hypothetical Lizard, two concubines in a brothel for fantastical specialists fall in love, with tragic ramifications. In Not Even Legend, a paranormal study group is infiltrated by one of the otherworldly beings they seek to investigate. In Illuminations, a nostalgic older man decides to visit a seaside resort from his youth and finds the past all too close at hand. And in the monumental novella What We Can Know About Thunderman, which charts the surreal and Kafkaesque history of the comics industry over the last seventy-five years through several sometimes-naive and sometimes-maniacal people rising and falling on its career ladders, Moore reveals the dark, beating heart of the superhero business.

From ghosts and otherworldly creatures to theoretical Boltzmann brains fashioning the universe at the big bang, Illuminations is exactly that – a series of bright, startling tales from a contemporary legend that reveal the full power of imagination and magic.

Publisher Review

One of the great fiction minds of his generation * Rolling Stone * The king of comics * Guardian * Moore makes the parochial universal, the mundane sublime and the temporal neverending * Financial Times * His bighearted passion for his people ... and the whole monstrous endeavour of the human condition is infectious. I'm not sure there's a God, but I thank Her for Alan Moore * Entertainment Weekly * One of the most significant fiction writers in English ... Moore's influence can be felt everywhere-in our literature, on our screens, in our politics * Guardians *

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