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The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe / Kij Johnson.

Johnson, Kij author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS-Geneva FIC JOH (Text) 34207002034321 Adult Fiction In process -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon SF JOH (Text) 34330512965162 Adult - New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 0765391414
  • ISBN: 9780765391414
  • Physical Description: 169 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading.
Subject: Quests (Expeditions) > Fiction.
Dreams > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction

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