The Last Of The O-Forms & Other Stories

The Last Of The O-Forms & Other Stories

by James Van Pelt
     
 
Jim Van Pelt's first collection, Strangers and Beggars, was voted one of the Best Books of 2003 by the American Library Association. Now, in this new collection, Van Pelt continues to explore the ever-changing boundaries of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

The Last of the O-Forms is an important collection filled with stories that transport us to far-flung

Overview

Jim Van Pelt's first collection, Strangers and Beggars, was voted one of the Best Books of 2003 by the American Library Association. Now, in this new collection, Van Pelt continues to explore the ever-changing boundaries of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

The Last of the O-Forms is an important collection filled with stories that transport us to far-flung worlds and to the harder-to-find inner worlds that define the human condition.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This collection of fifteen short stories originally appeared in magazines such as Asimov's and Amazing Stories. Van Pelt's writing is difficult to categorize as he incorporates horror, fantasy, and science fiction in his tales. From spine-tingling visions of the future to good old-fashioned ghost stories, this anthology has something to please fans of the various fantastic genres. It opens with the Nebula Award-nominated story The Last of the O-Forms, a chilling cautionary tale of genetic experimentation gone awry. A Flock of Birds, The Safety of the Herd, The Long Way Home, and Nothing Is Normal are thought-provoking tales of a dystopian future. The Invisible Empire gives readers a dreadful look at revenge, whereas Its Hour Come Round is a horrifying look at prisons of the future. Van Pelt takes an incisive glimpse inside the mind of an imaginative teenage boy in The Stars Underfoot. Once They Were Monarchs creatively examines dragons ably disguising themselves as human beings. Van Pelt's unique ideas, unusual situations, and plot twists both pique the reader's interest and engage the imagination. Evocative of writers such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, Van Pelt offers speculative fiction at its best. These unusual stories should appeal to junior and senior high school fans of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. VOYA CODES: 5Q 2P J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Fairwood Press, 216p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Rachelle Bilz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974657356
Publisher:
Fairwood Press
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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