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Di Filippo, Paul 1954-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 190 publications in 5 languages and 6,566 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Steampunk fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Stories, plots, etc  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Humorous stories  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3554.I3915, 813.54
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Publications about Paul Di Filippo
Publications by Paul Di Filippo
Most widely held works by Paul Di Filippo
Steampunk Prime a Vintage Steampunk Reader by Michael Ashley( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Discover original steampunk tales in this anthology of stories written before there were actual rocketships, atomic power, digital computers, or readily available electricity. The modern day steampunk genre is a reinventing of the past through the eyes of its inventors and adventures, but this collection is from real Victorians and Edwardians who saw the future potential of science and its daring possibilities. Steam-powered automobiles, submarines, and robots are featured alongside great airships and spaceships in these bold and creative stories of hope, triumph, and disaster
Lost pages by Paul Di Filippo( file )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 832 libraries worldwide
You can try to escape from the mundane, or with the help of Paul Di Filippo, you can take a brief, meaningful break from it. In the vein of George Saunders or Michael Chabon, Di Filippo uses the tools of science fiction and the surreal to take a deep, richly felt look at humanity. His brand of funny, quirky, thoughtful, fast-moving, heart-warming, brain-bending stories exists across the entire spectrum of the fantastic from hard science fiction to satire to fantasy and on to horror, delivering a riotously entertaining string of modern fables and stories from tomorrow, now and anytime. After yo
Ribofunk by Paul Di Filippo( file )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Thirteen stories on a world of designer-drugs and human-animal hybrids serving as slaves. The story, The Bad Splice, is on a showdown between a policeman and Krazy Kat, a human-feline outlaw
The steampunk trilogy by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Three tales set in the 19th century. In Victoria, a scientist breeds a replica of Queen Victoria and when the real queen disappears, the government uses her as a replacement. In Hottentots, Massachusetts is threatened by H.P. Lovecraft-style monsters and, of course, Hottentots. In Walt and Emily, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson travel to the world of spirits to meet future writers
Science fiction : the 101 best novels, 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Inspired by David Pringle's Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, this volume supplements the earlier selection with the present authors' choices for the best English-language science fiction novels during the past quarter century. Employing a critical slant, the book provides a discussion of the novels and the writers in the context of popular literature. Each entry features a cover image of the novel, a plot synopsis, and a mini review
Steampunk prime ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
"Discover original steampunk tales in this anthology of stories written before there were actual rocketships, atomic power, digital computers, or readily available electricity. The modern day steampunk genre is a reinventing of the past through the eyes of its inventors and adventures, but this collection is from real Victorians and Edwardians who saw the future potential of science and all its daring possibilities for progress and disaster"--Publisher's description
Strange trades by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of fantasy stories which focus on the theme of work
Fractal paisleys by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Slapstick science fiction tales. In one, an ordinary Joe and Jane suddenly find themselves in command of forces that power the universe and use them to zap their enemies, another explains the real reason for the disappearance of dinosaurs
Shuteye for the timebroker : stories by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
The 15 stories in Di Filippo's latest collection show his command of a colorful palette of ideas and approaches. The title tale is an amusing satire of a sleepless 24/7 near-future in which time is traded like a commodity by professional (if sometimes incompetent) brokers. In the screwball fantasy "The Secret Sutras of Sally Strumpet," a male writer hires an actress to play the pseudonymous female "author" of his bestselling chick lit novel
Little doors by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Di Filippo uses the tools of science fiction and the surreal to take a deep, richly felt look at humanity. His brand of funny, quirky, thoughtful, fast-moving, heart-warming, brain-bending stories exist across the entire spectrum of the fantastic from hard science fiction to satire to fantasy and on to horror, delivering a riotously entertaining string of modern fables and stories from tomorrow, now and anytime. After you read Paul Di Filippo, you'll no longer see everyday life quite the same. The 17 stories in this collection allow us to encounter Salvador Dali stumbling through his own personalized afterlife; experience the hilariously odd life of Hiram P. Dottle from birth through death and on into several reincarnations; gaze in wonder as a boy is born without a brain and his skull is invaded by wild animals; and, in the title story, a professor of children's literature discovers a bizarre set of similarities between a lost text and his illicit relationship with one of his students
Top 10 by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Neopolis is a city in turmoil. A mysterious force has the populace in the icy grip of terror and the authorities are powerless to do anything about it. To make matters worse, the venerated Captain Traynor, AKA Jetman, has been unceremoniously replaced. Now the officers must band together, overcome their personal squabbles, and get their city back on track, before it all comes tumbling down on their heads
Neutrino Drag by Paul Di Filippo( file )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
From the author of THE STEAMPUNK TRILOGY You can try to escape from the mundane, or with the help of Paul Di Filippo, you can take a brief, meaningful break from it. In the vein of George Saunders or Michael Chabon, Di Filippo uses the tools of science fiction and the surreal to take a deep, richly felt look at humanity. His brand of funny, quirky, thoughtful, fast-moving, heart-warming, brain-bending stories exist across the entire spectrum of the fantastic from hard science fiction to satire to fantasy and on to horror, delivering a riotously entertaining string of modern fables and stories from tomorrow, now and anytime. After you read Paul Di Filippo, you’ll no longer see everyday life quite the same. With twenty tales, a bold lack of restraint and amazing stylistic diversity Di Filippo makes strange bedfellows of a range of characters from Jayne Mansfield to Pythagoras to Disney “imagineers” to the Virgin Mary fit together inside a bountiful collection of surprises, humor and the very, very strange. William Gibson has identified his writing as, “spooky, haunting, and hilarious,” and after you absorb all the shocks, you will inevitably agree. Originally published: 2004
Plumage from Pegasus by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
What happens when the tools and themes of science fiction are applied to the genre of science fiction itself-and to publishing in general? Surprisingly, the result is not a black hole of dreary self-referentiality but a supernova of literary comedy, in the manner of classicists such as S. J. Perelman, Stephen Leacock and Robert Benchley, and postmodernists such as Mark Leyner, Will Self and Steve Aylett
The emperor of Gondwanaland, and other stories by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
A collection of fantastical characters who deal in alternative histories and very funny tales. The authors stories are often profound and offer biting insights on human nature
Roadside Bodhisattva by Paul Di Filippo( file )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
You can try to escape from the mundane, or, with the help of Paul Di Filippo, you can take a short, meaningful break from it. In the vein of George Saunders or Michael Chabon, Di Filippo uses the tools of science fiction and the surreal to take a deep, richly felt look at humanity. His brand of funny, quirky, thoughtful, fast-moving, heart-warming, brain-bending stories exists across the entire spectrum of the fantastic, from hard science fiction to satire to fantasy and on to horror, delivering a riotously entertaining string of modern fables and stories from tomorrow, now and anytime. After
Spondulix : a romance of Hoboken by Paul Di Filippo( file )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
For most people, as they say, money makes the world go round. For Rory Honeyman, it's a different story. Having inadvertently and, almost without noticing, invented a new form of cash cow, money makes Rory's world go strangely pear-shaped and out-of-control. He has an endless supply of blank checks that never bounce but he's being guided by an albino, hustled by a saline-snorting sandwich-obsessed gourmet, manipulated by a devious banker and befuddled and bemused by a never-ending assortment of attractive and baffling women. And, for reasons unknown and unknowable, after racing from the Great Plains to Mexico City to Canada to Europe, he's stuck in Hoboken and there appears to be no way out
Harp, pipe, and symphony by Paul Di Filippo( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Cosmocopia by Paul Di Filippo( file )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
An insane, broken pulp-art painter gets chance at redemption in a phantasmagoric science fiction wonder from a true master of the weird Before his stroke and the onset of old age, Frank Lazorg was the king of the fantasy illustrators--with an ego to match. But he can paint no more. That is, until he starts taking a bizarre new drug that promises to restore his creative powers. Unfortunately, artistic reinvigoration comes with a steep price tag: addiction and madness. With his rage and jealousy unleashed and his grasp of reality severely compromised, Lazorg is led to commit an unspeakable act, and, in turn, is led . . . somewhere else. Suddenly naked and helpless, the artist finds himself in a world of abiding strangeness, filled with monstrous things that seem to mock, yet oddly mirror, Lazorg's previous reality. And here is Crutchsump, a remarkable creature possessing great love and rare compassion, who could possibly aid in Lazorg's ultimate salvation as he spirals downward through the Cosmocopia and ever-closer to the Conceptus. Arguably the most inventive force in science fiction since Philip K. Dick in his heyday, Paul Di Filippo outdoes even Paul Di Filippo with his remarkable Cosmocopia. Outrageous, ingenious, nightmarish, funny, provocative, and utterly unforgettable, this is a glittering testament to the towering heights science fiction can achieve
Harsh Oases by Paul Di Filippo( file )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
“Di Filippo is the spin doctor of SF—and it’s a powerful medicine he brews.” —Brian Aldiss You can try to escape from the mundane, or with the help of Paul Di Filippo, you can take a brief, meaningful break from it. In the vein of George Saunders or Michael Chabon, Di Filippo uses the tools of science fiction and the surreal to take a deep, richly felt look at humanity. His brand of funny, quirky, thoughtful, fast-moving, heart-warming, brain-bending stories exist across the entire spectrum of the fantastic from hard science fiction to satire to fantasy and on to horror, delivering a riotously entertaining string of modern fables and stories from tomorrow, now and anytime. After you read Paul Di Filippo, you’ll no longer see everyday life quite the same. Among the 17 stories in this collection are two stories original to this volume, some favorites of the author and older work not previously collected. As always, the themes and stories are odd yet disturbingly familiar and hauntingly relevant: “Femaville 29” explores love and salvation among the ruins of a devastated U.S. East Coast; “The Singularity Needs Women” has human and posthuman fighting for a woman’s love and “Harsh Oases” itself is the first addition to the Ribofunk universe since the release of that collection some years ago. With an Introduction by Cory Doctorow Originally published: 2009
Joe's Liver by Paul Di Filippo( file )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
You can try to escape from the mundane, or with the help of Paul Di Filippo, you can take a short, meaningful break from it. In the vein of George Saunders or Michael Chabon, Di Filippo uses the tools of science fiction and the surreal to take a deep, richly felt look at humanity. His brand of funny, quirky, thoughtful, fast-moving, heart-warming, brain-bending stories exist across the entire spectrum of the fantastic from hard science fiction to satire to fantasy and on to horror, delivering a riotously entertaining string of modern fables and stories from tomorrow, now and anytime. After you read Paul Di Filippo, you’ll no longer see everyday life quite the same. An orphaned boy in the Caribbean, named Readers Digest (after the magazine), but referred to mainly as “Ardy,” is deeply inspired by his readings of the stories that appear in his namesake magazine and conceives a notion of making a pilgrimage to the Digest HQ in Pleasantville, New York and embarks on an odyssey to what he envisions as the most important symbolic beacon of the wonderfulness that is America. A simple trip turns complicated and Ardy meets an endless stream of very odd and unusual characters as his journey progresses to an unexpected finish. Originally published: 2000, in a limited edition of 300 copies. First reprint
 
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controlled identity Lawson, Philip

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Languages
English (100)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
Russian (1)
French (1)
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