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Soon Found, Soon Lost

A novel
by Elizabeth Ferber


"A young Maine woman travels to Africa in search of her father, discovering a wealth of cultural surprises." 160 pages. 1-882611-03-9 / Pbk. / acid-free paper / $11.95

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The Meltdown

A novel
William Keisling

"When an atomic power plant runs out of control, and other reporters are busy rounding up the usual suspects, young reporter Tom Parker sees his chance to win a woman's affection. This funny, sad, romantic novel reverberates with sexual tension and nuclear paranoia. It asks the question, is true love possible in an age of PR flacks and spin doctors?" 224 pages. 0-9620251-3-5 / Pbk. / acid-free paper / $15.00
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Not Fade Away

A comic novel
by William Keisling

      A boy who thinks he’s Buddy Holly reincarnated meets a general who thinks he’s been ordered to nuke the world...
      In 1959, on the day the music dies, a befuddled President Eisenhower signs a classified order meant to protect America’s biggest secrets. Decades later, at the height of the cold war, Ike’s misgiven order leads to the construction of a super computer with strange powers to stir the human heart, a machine capable of peering back into time — and ending the future.
      Preparing for nuclear war against the Russians — for one thing, they wear such cheap suits — the general in charge of the now-forgotten project retreats to an underground command center, inviting friends and family along the big blast. Soon his best-laid plans go awry. His wife, a spoiled heiress, refuses to part with her family’s fabulous collection of antique furniture. His top assistant disappears, replaced by a mysterious boy searching for lost his Stratocaster guitar.
      The boy and the general begin using the super computer to learn about each other. What they learn, and what they do, encapsulates the story of the American Century.
      Not Fade Away is a comic novel that begins as a spoof on cold-war spy novels. It soon becomes a spoof on American culture and, ultimately, a spoof on itself.
      558 pages 1-882611-13-6 quality paperback, acid-free paper / $15.00 IN STOCK
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A Geography of Unknown Lands

Short Stories
by Michael Swanwick

" A new collection of short stories by the acclaimed science fiction writer, Michael Swanwick, including the World Fantasy Award winning novella 'Radio Waves,'the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winning story 'The Edge of the World,'and the extraordinary new story 'Mother Grasshopper' published in this volume for the first time." 154 pages. 0-931763-061 / Pbk. / acid-free paper / $12.00 / 0-931763-07X / Cloth / acid-free paper / $25.00
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