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The Red Lily
by Anatole France
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Wind over Heaven collects ten dark, insightful, literary short stories that range across genres (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, and mystery) to explore the nature of love, evil, and the divine. In "The Dead Boy at Your Window," a couple refuses to admit their son was born dead, with unexpected and affecting results. In the far-future "Vox Domini," the voice of the Lord is a technological invasion that drives a man to terrible deeds. "An Eye for Acquisitions" chronicles a hostile corporate takeover gone curiously awry. In "Cloud Stalking Mice," a Christian preacher in pioneer Oregon seeks the murderer of a Chinese doctor who evaded his conversion attempts yet became his friend. In "These Shoes Strangers Have Died Of," a World War II veteran carves grim, powerful art from the visions he sees in the wood found on battlefields and other atrocity sites.
Bruce Holland Rogers has won two Nebula Awards and the L. Ron Hubbard Award. "The Dead Boy at Your Window" received the Bram Stoker Award and the Pushcart Prize, and was a Nebula Award finalist; "These Shoes Strangers Have Died Of" was also a Nebula finalist. In addition to Wind over Heaven, he has written the short-story collection Flaming Arrows and edited the anthology Bedtime Stories to Darken Your Dreams. Rogers is one of the most interesting, talented, and thoughtful writers working today. --Cynthia Ward
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