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LONG WALKS, LAST FLIGHTS and Other Strange Journeys
     

LONG WALKS, LAST FLIGHTS and Other Strange Journeys

by Ken Scholes
 

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With these 17 tales, Ken Scholes invites you to his Imagination Forest. You’ll find a toy bear of Little Brain tasked with a Very Long Walk and a mysterious metal man with the power to bring down a city and the heart to weep for it. Follow Meriwether Lewis west, seeking the source of a mysterious scrap of currency from the future. Laugh and cry as Andro

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With these 17 tales, Ken Scholes invites you to his Imagination Forest. You’ll find a toy bear of Little Brain tasked with a Very Long Walk and a mysterious metal man with the power to bring down a city and the heart to weep for it. Follow Meriwether Lewis west, seeking the source of a mysterious scrap of currency from the future. Laugh and cry as Andro Giantslayer recounts the highlights of his dungeon-crawling, dragon-slaying and diaper-changing career with Luendyl the Fierce and Fair. Learn exactly how Cain found himself a wife, see what superheroes get up to in their sunset years, and watch Hodgson and Houdini as they traverse the landscape of Hell in search of Michelangelo’s Crystalline Ear. And along the way, keep your eyes open. You’ll meet alien babies, messianic Santas, typing chimps and maybe, if you look carefully, you’ll find some off-brand love and a little bit of hope in Drum Farrelly’s supply room. Buckle up. Hang on. A ride in the Imagination Forest is bound to be a strange journey . . .

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In his first story collection, sf newcomer Scholes displays a rare gift for inventive storytelling that already invites comparisons with the genre’s leading practitioners. His crisply minimalist prose paradoxically gives rise to an abundance of cleverly original ideas and is often permeated by black humor. Scholes’ lucidly written afterword sheds light on the genesis for all those crazy ideas and provides a fitting warm-up for what will doubtless become an illustrious career.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013837072
Publisher:
Fairwood Press
Publication date:
12/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
266
File size:
785 KB

Meet the Author

Ken Scholes is a Pacific Northwest original whose quirky, off-beat short stories have been showing up in magazines and anthologies for a decade.

His award winning series The Psalms of Isaak is available from Tor books. His first collection Long Walks, Last Flights and Other Strange Journeys is also available from Fairwood Press.

Ken lives in Saint Helens, Oregon, with his wife and twin daughters. He invites readers to look him up at www.kenscholes.com

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