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FICTION SF CATLING
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  • ISBN: 1101873787 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 9781101873786 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: 500 pages ; 21 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2015.

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General Note: "A Vintage original"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: "The Vorrh follows a brilliant cast of characters through a parallel Africa where fact, fiction, and fantasy collide. Tsungali, a native marksman conscripted by the colonial authorities--against whom he once led a revolt--is on the hunt for an English bowman named Williams. Williams has made it his mission to become the first human to traverse the Vorrh, a vast forest at the edge of the colonial city of Essenwald. The Vorrh is endless, eternal; a place of demons and angels. Sentient, oppressive, and magical, the Vorrh can bend time and wipe a person's memory. Between the hunter and the hunted are Ishmael, a curious and noble Cyclops raised by Bakelite robots; the evil Dr. Hoffman, who punishes the son of a servant by surgically inverting his hands; and the slave owner MacLeish, who drives his workers to insanity, only to pay the ultimate price. Along with these fictional creations, Brian Catling mixes in historical figures, including surrealist Raymond Roussel and photographer and Edward Muybridge. In this author's hands none of this seems exotic or fantastical. It all simply is"--
Subject: Africa Fiction
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Fantasy / General
FICTION / Historical
Africa
Genre: Fiction.
Occult fiction.
Science fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
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