Fantastic Tales

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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, ...
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Overview

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.
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Los Angeles Times
"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
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"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

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Published in 1975, this collection gathers London's more unusual stories, which display his fantasy and sf side, including encounters with ghosts and extraterrestrials. In addition to the 15 stories, this edition sports a foreword by Philip Jos Farmer, a chronology of London's life, and other goodies. A bargain for the price.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803279797
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack London (1876–1916) is the author of such classics as Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. Philip José 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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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 3
Who Believes in Ghosts! 11
A Thousand Deaths 18
The Rejuvenation of Major Rathbone 27
Even Unto Death 37
A Relic of the Pliocene 42
The Shadow and the Flash 52
The Enemy of All the World 66
A Curious Fragment 79
Goliah 87
The Unparalleled Invasion 109
When the World Was Young 121
The Strength of the Strong 136
War 149
The Scarlet Plague 155
The Red One 198
Jack London: A Chronology 219
Suggested Readings 222
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