Imagine a world without humans, where smart clothes equipped with apparel intelligence fight for supremacy. When a brave pair of smart-briefs sets out on a quest to cure his people's madness, he ends up in the middle of an all-out wardrobe war instead. Outnumbered by outfits fashioned for mayhem, with the future of smart garments everywhere hanging by a thread, do the smart-briefs stand a chance of cutting off the power-mad Hive Twine before it sews up a dark future for all clothing-kind? Don't miss this surprising story by award-winning writer Robert Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected science fiction that really packs a punch.
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"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the STARSHIP series
"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman." – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of THE MAKER'S SONG series and BLACK DUST MAMBO
"Jeschonek´s stories are delightfully insane, a pleasure to read." – Fabio Fernandes, FANTASY BOOK CRITIC
About the Author
Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning, envelope-pushing author whose fiction and comics have made waves around the world. His stories have appeared in GALAXY'S EDGE, STARSHIPSOFA, FICTION RIVER, PULPHOUSE, TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED, and many other publications. He has written official DOCTOR WHO and STAR TREK fiction and Batman and Justice Society comics for DC Comics. His young adult slipstream novel, MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT EXIST, won the Forward National Literature Award and was named one of BOOKLIST's Top Ten First Novels for Youth. He also won an International Book Award, a Scribe Award for Best Original Novel, and the grand prize in Pocket Books' Strange New Worlds contest.
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About the Author
Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, essays, articles, comic books, and podcasts have been published around the world. According to fantasy and science fiction luminary Mike Resnick, Robert "sees the world like no one else sees it, and makes incredibly witty, incisive stories out of that skewed worldview." Robert's young adult urban fantasy novel, MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT EXIST, is due in 2011 from Clarion Books, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A collection of his fantasy and science fiction stories, MAD SCIENTIST MEETS CANNIBAL, is available from PS Publishing in England. Robert has written for POSTSCRIPTS, ESCAPE POD, DRABBLECAST, SPACE AND TIME, PODCASTLE, DAW Books anthologies, and many other publications. His credits include STAR TREK fiction published by Pocket Books. His work appeared in three volumes of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, winning the grand prize in Volume VI. He was also nominated for the British Fantasy Award for his story, "Fear of Rain." His story "One Awake In All the World" was called out in a Publishers Weekly starred review of the anthology DESTINATION FUTURE in 2010. His comic book work has appeared in JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 80-PAGE GIANT 2010 #1 from DC Comics. He has also scripted stories for various indie comics, including WAR from Saddle Tramp Press and DEAD BY DAWN QUARTERLY and COMMERCIAL SUICIDE in the UK. Jeschonek is based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His website, www.robertjeschonek.com, features fresh daily updates on the world of writing and other alternate realities.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Who would have thought story about underpants could be pretty good. The ending was disappointing, though.