by John Crowley
John Crowley's all-new essay "Totalitopia" is a wry how-to guide for building utopias out of the leftovers of modern science fiction. "This Is Our Town," written especially for this volume, is a warm, witty, and wonderfully moving story. One of Crowley's hard-to-find masterpieces, "Gone" is a Kafkaesque science fiction adventure about an alien invasion. Plus: There's a bibliography, an author bio, and of course an Outspoken Interview, the usual cage fight between candor and common sense.
"Crowley plays the devotional tone of the narrator's youthful optimism like a master violinist." --Gary K. Wolfe, Locus
"A writer of unmistakable humanity and unparalleled style." -- Philadelphia Inquirer