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Open Your Eyes
     

Open Your Eyes

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by Paul Jessup
 

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Her lover was a supernova who took worlds with him when he died, and as a new world grows within Ekhi, savage lives rage and love on a small ship in the outer reaches of space. A ship with an agenda of its own.

Critically acclaimed author of weird fiction Paul Jessup sends puppets to speak and fight for their masters while a linguistic virus eats through the

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Her lover was a supernova who took worlds with him when he died, and as a new world grows within Ekhi, savage lives rage and love on a small ship in the outer reaches of space. A ship with an agenda of its own.

Critically acclaimed author of weird fiction Paul Jessup sends puppets to speak and fight for their masters while a linguistic virus eats through the minds of a group of scavengers in Open Your Eyes, a surrealist space opera of haunting beauty and infinite darkness.

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Don Sakers
There are certain writers who instantly transport readers into new, unfamiliar worlds that are completely different from the universe we know. After only a few bites, the reader sits back, gasping, and reaches for the water glass. Then, eyes watering, he or she dives back in, licking the plate clean and asking for seconds. Think of Samuel R. Delany or Cordwainer Smith.
Welcome Paul Jessup to the ranks.
Richard Larson
Jessup’s novella ends up being notable specifically because it would never have appeared in The New Space Opera 2, as the pleasures it offers are so incredibly unique and different. Open Your Eyes shows us just how much possibility exists in the sub-genre of which Dozois and Strahan have only just begun to scratch the surface.
Kelly Melcher
The style is prose that, unlike much of contemporary science fiction, is intelligent and visually dynamic. I could see the bones of the space ship, see the butterflies in the cage that made up half of Mari’s face, and feel the crackling skin of the centuries old captain Itsasu. Each character has his or her own motivations for being on the scavenger ship. If Ekhi’s case, she was rescued after her lover went super nova, but there was one thing none of them suspected, that the Heart

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013354340
Publisher:
Coffinmouth Books
Publication date:
08/02/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
264 KB

Meet the Author

Published in a slew of magazines(in print & online) and a mess of anthologies. Has a short story collection out (Glass Coffin Girls) published in the UK by PS Publishing. Have a novella published by Apex Books (Open Your Eyes) and a graphic novel published by Chronicle Books.

He was also a Recipient of KSU’s Virginia Perryman Award for excellence in freshman short story writing in 2000.

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