Crackpot Palace: Stories
by Jeffrey Ford
Cover Artist: Derek Ford
Review by Mario Guslandi
William Morrow Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780062122599
Date: 14 August 2012 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: From the unparalleled imagination of award-winning author Jeffrey Ford come twenty short stories (one, "The Wish Head", written expressly for this collection) that boldly redefine the world. Crackpot Palace is a sumptuous feast of the unexpected—an unforgettable journey that will carry readers to amazing places, though at times the locales may seem strangely familiar, almost like home. Whether he's tracking ghostly events on the border of New Jersey's mysterious Pine Barrens or following a well-equipped automaton general into battle, giving a welcome infusion of new blood to the hoary vampire trope or exposing the truth about what really went down on Dr. Moreau's Island of Lost Souls, Jeffrey Ford has opened a door into a dark and fantastic realm where dream and memory become one.
(Source: William Morrow)