DESPERATE MOON: THREE COLLECTIONS (A TRIPTYCH OF COLLECTIONS) by Andrew Heidel, intro by Harlan Ellison, cover art by Chris Erkmann. Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK; PS Publishing: 2006. 1st edition deluxe hardcover. Synopsis:
The work of R. Andrew Heidel has been acclaimed by some of the greatest writers of short fiction of our time. Both Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison have praised his skill at the craft of writing. Now Heidel tantalizes the mind and spirit, invokes an otherworldly journey, and reaches into the darkness with Desperate Moon, Three Collections. Including Beyond the Wall of Sleep, and the never before published Angry Sunflowers and Weep.
Beyond the Wall of Sleep is a collection of prose and poetry that defy categorization. They run the gamut from esoteric to experimental drawing upon the personal mythos of R. Andrew Heidel and his views on life before living, after dying, as well as the immortality of the soul and creation of gods.
Angry Sunflowers contains several metaphysical wonder tales and science fiction short stories that range from the voice of a sentient generator on the surface of the moon, to an allegory of sorts based on his experience as Neil Gaimanís publicist.
Weep explores the dark things in Heidelís imagination and life through dark fantasy and horror stories and one deeply personal essay. It is a place in which The Kevorkian Act allows a dominatrix to administer euthanasia, an ice-cream truck jingle drives a teenager to homicide, and golden youth is swallowed whole.
Praise for R. Andrew Heidel's Beyond the Wall of Sleep:
"Superb! Stirring! Bravo!" -- Ray Bradbury
"Extraordinarily talented." -- Harlan Ellison
Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED/SLIPCASED edition of 200 hardcover copies (SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR & INTRODUCER). Fine in fine dj & slipcase.