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The author of the book: John Collier
Edition: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Date of issue: 1971
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Language: English

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Witty, ironic and subtly lethal, this collection of fifty masterful short stories by John Collier testifies to his assured place in the pantheon of great science fiction writers. Taking the almost familiar elements of ghosts and demons, young love and strange obsessions, Collier mixes them like a sorcerer and conjures up a world unlike any that we have entered before.

In the classic "Evening Primrose," we discover a strange society which lives in the city's major department stores; in "Thus I Refute Beelzy," we meet an insensitive father who confronts his small son's imaginary playmate; we learn in "the Chaser" about the "side effects" of a love potion, and in "Green Thoughts," about the transforming power of a hothouse orchid.

Each tale is stamped by the unique imagination--sometimes surreal, often unsettling, and always driven by the outrageously unexpected.1971

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Ebook Fancies and Goodnights read Online! John Collier was a British-born author and screenplay writer best known for his short stories, many of which appeared in The New Yorker from the 1930s to the 1950s. They were collected in a 1951 volume, Fancies and Goodnights, which is still in print. Individual stories are frequently anthologized in fantasy collections. John Collier's writing has been praised by authors such as Anthony Burgess, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman and Paul Theroux. He was married to early silent film actress Shirley Palmer.

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