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ISBN: 1411620356Издательство: Lulu Press
Год издания: 2005
Book DescriptionLife, death, hope, faith, spirituality, love, and the deeper mysteries behind them all, are the best ways to sum up the overall theme for "Phoenix Tales: Stories of Death & Life." This collection of literary short stories blends fantasy with splashes of science fiction and horror to tell seventeen dark and unique tales. Each story in some way puts its lead character into situations where life or death choices must be made. Not only are the stories imaginative and compelling page-turners, but also timely tales which address many of the social and moral issues we face today. The collection begins with "Escape Velocity," where an elderly man finds himself trapped in a robot-run government institution where he's resurrected repeatedly against his will, while ironically denied the experimental treatments that might cure him. "The Sacrifice" is about an ancient wizard from Atlantis whose fear of death drives him to feed off the life-force of babies, while "An Elysian...