Ten funky science fiction stories by the widely acclaimed author of Steampunk and Ribofunk. Irreverent, funny and sexy - samples of what Di Filippo calls qtrailer park science fictionq - Fractal Paisleys explains the real reason for the disappearance of the dinosaurs, how John Lennon found inspiration, how the L'il Bear Bar in Providence, R.I., ended up with a talking moose head on its wall, why Republicans ruled the U.S. for an unbroken twelve years and many more secrets of life. The stories are united by Di Filippo's fascination with the infinite variety of alternate worlds: qwhat-ifq scenarios that place an ordinary Joe or Jane in command of the forces that power the universe. Invariably, the results are . . . unexpected, to say the least.Despite this newfound realization of how badly he had handled the power of the mood ring, Ken still hesitated before handing over ... You were all soeager to make things fit yourown personal wacky dreams, that you unbalanced everything.
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2014-10-30|