The Compass of His Bones (and other stories)

The Compass of His Bones (and other stories)

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by Jeff VanderMeer
     
 

The Compass of his bones contains the title story as well as the novella �Ghost Dancing with Manco Tupac� and three other related short stories: �The Emperor�s Reply� �La Siesta Del Muerte,� and �Flight Is For Those Who Have Not Yet Crossed Over.� From a transcript of the adventures of the last Incan emperor to a harrowing story of Conquistador greed, from a satire of…  See more details below

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The Compass of his bones contains the title story as well as the novella �Ghost Dancing with Manco Tupac� and three other related short stories: �The Emperor�s Reply� �La Siesta Del Muerte,� and �Flight Is For Those Who Have Not Yet Crossed Over.� From a transcript of the adventures of the last Incan emperor to a harrowing story of Conquistador greed, from a satire of a botched American invasion of "Bananama" to the quiet life of a conflicted prison guard, these stories set in Latin America address issues of colonialism, the sources of myth, and whose version of history/story becomes fact...This ebook comes with special back cover art by Jeremy Zerfoss.

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Mumpsimus - Matthew Cheney
VanderMeer is a magnificent writer, one capable of constructing beautiful sentences and unleashing them in structures where they dazzle like fireworks during an acid trip. What you may not have known is that...he writes magic realism as if he were born in Peru...There is not now, and perhaps never has been, a writer within the genres of speculative fiction who is more broadly talented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012370648
Publisher:
Jeff VanderMeer
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
868,102
File size:
512 KB

Meet the Author

World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer has had books published in over twenty languages and his short fiction has appeared in many year�s best anthologies. Novels include Finch, Shriek, and City of Saints & Madmen. Nonfiction includes Booklife: Strategies & Survival Tips for the 21st-Century Writer, Monstrous Creatures: Essays, Articles, and Reviews, and The Steampunk Bible. Solo and with his wife Ann VanderMeer, editor of Weird Tales, VanderMeer has edited several influential anthologies, including Leviathan vols. 1�3, The New Weird, Steampunk, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, and the forthcoming The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. He reviews books for the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and others. A frequent guest at conferences and conventions, VanderMeer has lectured at MIT and the Library of Congress while also running writing workshops all over the world. He also serves as the assistant director to the Shared Worlds SF/Fantasy teen writing camp. Visit for more information.

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