The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

by Walter Mosley
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The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion by Walter Mosley

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley delivers two speculative tales, in one volume, of everyday people exposed to life-altering truths.

The Gift of Fire
In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire—an event that set humankind on its course of knowledge. As punishment for making man as powerful as gods, Prometheus was bound to a rock; every day his immortal body was devoured by a giant eagle. But in The Gift of Fire, those chains cease to be, and the great champion of man walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles.

On the Head of a Pin
Joshua Winterland and Ana Fried are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises when they make the most important discovery in the history of this world—or possibly the next. JTE is developing advanced animatronics editing techniques to create high-end movies indistinguishable from live-action. Long dead stars can now share the screen with today's A-list. But one night Joshua and Ana discover something lingering in the rendered footage…an entity that will lead them into a new age beyond the reality they have come to know.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765367976
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Series: Crosstown to Oblivion Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

WALTER MOSLEY is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than thirty-four critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation. He is the winner of numerous awards including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

January 12, 1952

Place of Birth:

Los Angeles, California

Education:

B.A., Johnson State College

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The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
nikki1 More than 1 year ago
Mosely is known for writing murder mysteries and not science fiction. This book (On the Head of a Pin) is hard to read and follow. I usually completed reading a Mosley novel within 2 days, but not this one. I probably will not finish reading this novel.
Avidreader62AB More than 1 year ago
Walter Mosley has done it again. I started reading was amazed by the story. They call this stuff fiction but could it be true? Fans should not pass this one. I thought the ending could have been better but that's my only negative concerning this book.
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