Last Plane to Heaven The Final Collection

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-09-16
  • Publisher: Tor Books
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Last Plane to Heaven is the final and definitive short story collection of award-winning SF author Jay Lake, author of Green, Endurance, and Kalimpura.

Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake, was an acclaimed writer of short stories. In Last Plane to Heaven, Lake has assembled thirty-two of the best of them. Aliens and angels fill these pages, from the title story, a hard-edged and breathtaking look at how a real alien visitor might be received, to the savage truth of "The Cancer Catechisms." Here are more than thirty short stories written by a master of the form, science fiction and fantasy both.

This collection features an original introduction by Gene Wolfe.

Author Biography

JAY LAKE lives and works in Portland, Oregon, within sight of an 11,000-foot volcano. He is the author of more than two hundred short stories, four collections, and a chapbook, along with ten novels including the acclaimed Green series. In 2004, Lake won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He also has been a Hugo nominee for his short fiction and a three-time World Fantasy Award nominee for his editing.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gene Wolfe 

Last Plane to Heaven 

Angels i
Houses of the Favored   

Science and Other Fictions
The Starship Mechanic 
Permanent Fatal Errors 
“Hello,” Said the Gun 
The Speed of Time 
West to East 
The Women Who Ate Stone Squid 
Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder 

Angels ii
Scent of the Green Cathedral 

Steam, Punks, and Fairies
Jefferson's West 
They Are Forgotten Until They Come Again 
The Woman Who Shattered the Moon 
The Blade of His Plow 
The Temptation of Eustace Prudence McAllen 
That Which Rises Ever Upward 

Angels iii
A Feast of Angels 

Phantasies of Style and Place
The Fall of the Moon 
A Critical Examination of Stigmata's Print Taking the Rats to Riga 
From the Countries of Her Dreams 
Unchambered Heart 

Angels iv
Novus Ordo Angelorum 

Descent into Darkness
The Tentacled Sky 
Such Bright and Risen Madness in Our Names 
Her Fingers Like Whips, Her Eyes Like Razors 
Mother Urban's Booke of Dayes

Angels v
Going Bad

The End
The Cancer Catechism


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