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Last plane to heaven : the final collection

Author: Jay Lake
Publisher: New York, NY : Tor Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Lake
ISBN: 9780765377982 0765377985
OCLC Number: 890678313
Notes: "Tom Doherty Associates book."
Awards: Short-listed for Locus Awards (Collection) 2015
Description: 318 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
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 --
Spendthrift --
Jefferson's West --
They Are Forgotten Until They Come Again --
The Woman Who Shattered the Moon --
The Blade of His Plow --
Grindstone --
The Temptation of Eustace Prudence McAllen --
That Which Rises Ever Upward --
Angels iii --
A Feast of Angels --
Phantasies of Style and Place --
Promises --
Testaments --
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 --
Afterword.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Jay Lake.

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Long before he was a novelist, the author was an acclaimed writer of short stories. In this book, he has assembled thirty-two of the best of them.  Read more...

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"The prolific Lake's death in 2014, after a long, harrowing, and very public battle with cancer, gives extra weight to these 32 epitaphs. Lake's command of language is strong and sincere, and his Read more...

 
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