The Surgeon's Tale

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Wildside Press LLC, 2007 - Fiction - 100 pages
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In a world where magic is fading and science begun to ascend, a young surgeon in medical school experiences an obsession so forbidden that its realization will change him forever. "She looked as if she were asleep, still with that slight smile, floating on the thick sargassum, glowing from the emerald tincture that would keep the small crabs and other scavengers from her. She looked otherworldly and beautiful." Sometimes life is not enough. Also including five more stories of dark wonder from Rambo and VanderMeer, from "The Dead Girl's Wedding March" to "The Farmer's Cat." Enter a world of rat suitors, severed arms, and Fungi Et Fruits de Mer, served up with prose both appetizing and uncanny. Dark fantasy has never been quite so decadent . . .
 

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Contents

The Surgeons Tale
9
The Dead Girls Wedding March
49
The Farmers
55
A Key Decides its Destiny
63
71 Three Sons
71
The Strange Case of the Lovecraft Cafe
75
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Jeffrey Scott VanderMeer was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania on July 7, 1968. He is an editor, writer, teacher, and publisher. He is the founding editor and publisher of the Ministry of Whimsy Press. He is the author of several books including City of Saints, Madmen, Finch, and The Southern Reach Trilogy. His novel Annihilation won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2014.

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