A Cross of Centuries: Twenty-Five Imaginative Tales about the Christ
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A Cross of Centuries: Twenty-Five Imaginative Tales about the Christ

by Michael Bishop
     
 
Edited by award-winning writer Michael Bishop, A Cross of Centuries is a collection of work touching on the biblical Jesus, as well as figures so oddly Christ-like that they challenge our most heartfelt notions of the archetypal God-Man. Talents as diverse and remarkable as Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock and Karen Joy Fowler, Jorge Luis

Overview

Edited by award-winning writer Michael Bishop, A Cross of Centuries is a collection of work touching on the biblical Jesus, as well as figures so oddly Christ-like that they challenge our most heartfelt notions of the archetypal God-Man. Talents as diverse and remarkable as Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock and Karen Joy Fowler, Jorge Luis Borges and Romulus Linney, Isaac Babel and George Zebrowski, weigh in with speculations as gripping as their own distinctive prose.

Here are such classic science fiction tales as Henry Kuttner's title story and Ray Bradbury's "The Man." Also featured are Bishop's own take on an aged Messiah in self-imposed exile; a horrific misinterpretation of scripture in Borge's "The Gospel According to Mark"; a gentle wish-fulfillment fantasy in Dozois and Dann's "Slow Dancing with Jesus"; five original stories, including a funny novelette by mainstream newcomer John M. Williams; and surprises by Gregory Frost, Jack Slay Jr., Walter Wangerin Jr., Bud Webster, and World Fantasy Award-winner Jeffrey Ford.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560259268
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Bishop, editor of the Locus Award-winning anthology Light Years and Dark, co-editor with Ian Watson of the anthology Changes and editor of three consecutive volumes of the annual Nebula Award Stories, has won two Nebula Awards, a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, a Locus Award for best fantasy novel, and a Southeastern Science Fiction Award for best short fiction.

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