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Gott'im's Monster 1808 By S. Dorman
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GOTT'IM'S MONSTER 1808 is coming-of-age speculative fiction. A New England Gothic recasting of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Gott'im's Monster is part of The God's Cycle and is set in the mountains of... More > Western Maine, 1808. Its fantastic elements sparse in beginning, The God's Cycle moves through its story in time and place with increasing mythic emphasis. "If I had to reduce a complicated, vivid book to a one-liner, I'd say that Gott'im's Monster is a Maine-grown dialogue with Shelley's Frankenstein, opening up the arc with questions about how and why the irrational can irrupt into what we think of as rational life. The land and the town are as important as the individual characters, setting the reader up for an absorbing read." —Sherwood Smith, author of BLOOD SPIRITS and the Dobrenica series. This version of Gott'im's Monster is abridged, leaving out the townsfolk "chorus" of its1980s frame, within which the original 1808 story is pictured. Gott'im's Monster 1808 is the more compact tale.< Less
APPLES OF LIVERMORE and Settlement at Walker's Mills By Susan Dorman
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THE APPLES OF LIVERMORE with "Settlement at Walker's Mills" is a booklet containing historic information on two communities in the western mountains of Maine. By the author of THE GOD'S... More > CYCLE and Gott'im's Monster.< Less
Essays: Triologue: Kepler, Twain, Lewis By S. Dorman
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The Essays are comprised in three sections. The first is "neophyte papers." These four essays were written in the mid 1980s when I began thinking about CS Lewis on paper in my limited way.... More > The second section, "Familiarizing Papers," contains two essays written for the course in humanities. This got me thinking of a dialogue, here called a Triologue, between Johannes Kepler, CS Lewis, and Mark Twain. Also a third essay, on fictionalizing Lewis, was written after the fact of the novel and published in Mythprint #341. The third section, "The Triologue," is devoted to essays written specifically for the thesis paper; and its project which ultimately extrapolated into the Travelogue. The hope to produce "Fantastic Travelogue: Mark Twain and CS Lewis Talk Things over in The Hereafter" was itself the raison d'être for the thesis paper. One of these essays was published in Extrapolation, Spring 2007. See also the digital version at Smashwords and various other online venues.< Less
Five Points Akropolis By S. Dorman
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An alternate future? An insecure past? Another present made of dense woodlands and waterways ... or of streets and buildings and crowds? Are its populations living beside one another in a welter of... More > frequencies or wavelengths not generally experienced in Place and Time? What is FIVE POINTS AKROPOLIS? A particular place called Five Points Akropolis -- This is what Anno Domine 1769, 1900 A.D., and 2017 CE have in common. But what influence does the dwarf-wanderer Pluto have on its fortunes? One of many characters, Willie the grave-digger would like to know, and too Gregoff the Grak. So would True People's scouts Red Fox and Quick Claws. Jayrai, HBBBAH, and Tu are wondering--they want to get back to 2017, their own time. And little Quadri, whose flashing gaze is the pulse of the gamescape. But "the girl," who seems somehow responsible for all this, isn't saying anything. Three gangs of kids living on the same spot in different times, meeting up for the first time as Pluto descends.< Less
FANTASTIC TRAVELOGUE By S. Dorman
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Looking for understanding and adventure, two giants of English literature—the fictional Jack Lewis and Mark Twain—meet as if by accident to begin an exploration ranging through Great... More > Creation and the imagined supernatural. They experience aspects of the astronomical, of terrestrial geography and biology, and of Western cultural history. Two others take part in their conversation, Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler and Scots romanticist George MacDonald. By the author of The God's Cycle, Gott'im's Monster, and Five Points Akropolis. This edition has an author's introduction.< Less
Fantastic Travelogue: Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis Talk Things over in The Hereafter By S. Dorman
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Fantastic Travelogue is speculative fiction, a phantasmic conversation between two literary giants, Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis. The talk and action are set in the dreamscape of creation--from... More > creation's photonics and micro biology to its most outer energetic and cosmic origins. Other participants in the conversation include the Renaissance humanist and astronomer Johannes Kepler and the 19th century Scots romanticist George MacDonald. Together, rarely dropping the thread of story-telling and argumentation, throughout time and creation they range, sometimes losing themselves in the mystery and splendors encountered. By the author of Five Points Akropolis and The God's Cycle. Now with an introduction.< Less
Five Points Akropolis By S. Dorman
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An alternate future? An insecure past? Another present made of dense woodlands and waterways ... or of streets and buildings and crowds? Are its populations living beside one another in a welter of... More > frequencies or wavelengths not generally experienced in Place and Time? What is FIVE POINTS AKROPOLIS? A particular place called Five Points Akropolis -- This is what Anno Domine 1769, 1900 A.D., and 2017 CE have in common. But what influence does the dwarf-wanderer Pluto have on its fortunes? One of many characters, Willie the grave-digger would like to know, and too Gregoff the Grak. So would True People's scouts Red Fox and Quick Claws. Jayrai, HBBBAH, and Tu are wondering--they want to get back to 2017, their own time. And little Quadri, whose flashing gaze is the pulse of the gamescape. But "the girl," who seems somehow responsible for all this, isn't saying anything. Three gangs of kids living on the same spot in different times, meeting up for the first time as Pluto descends.< Less
Gott'im's Monster By S. Dorman
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Gott'im's Monster is YA coming-of-age speculative fiction for teenagers with heads. A New England Gothic recasting of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Gott'im's Monster is set in the mountains of ... More > Western Maine, 1808 and the 1980s. "Gott'im refers to Gottheim, a small Maine town. The locals call it Gott'im. If I had to reduce a complicated, vivid book to a one-liner, I'd say that Gott'im's Monster is a Maine-grown dialogue with Shelley's Frankenstein, opening up the arc with questions about how and why the irrational can irrupt into what we think of as rational life. The land and the town are as important as the individual characters, setting the reader up for an absorbing read." —Sherwood Smith, author of the Wren Books and Sartorias-deles; co-author of Exordium.< Less
Pilot of Varying Lights By S. Dorman
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Pilot of Varying Lights is a collection of speculative fiction by S. Dorman, writer of THE GOD'S CYCLE, Five Points Akropolis, and Gott'im's Monster. Also the author of FANTASTIC TRAVELOGUE: Mark... More > Twain and C.S. Lewis Talk Things over in The Hereafter. Pilot of Varying Lights is a collection of short stories in the fantastic, including "Pilot of Varying Lights," "The Magpie and the Ape," "Winter Ship," and "Magma's Net." Read the formative process in this collection by S. Dorman.< Less
The Apples of Livermore Maine By Susan Dorman
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Drawing from primary, and to a lesser extent secondary, sources, this booklet tells the early history of apples and settlers, and of one family in particular—planted, blooming and fruiting in... More > Livermore, Maine. By the author of The God's Cycle and Fantastic Travelogue.< Less