|Listen to "For the Plague Thereof Was Exceeding Great"|
Pain. Pleasure. The sensation of touch…we feel everything through our skin, that delicate membrane separating “I” from “other,” protecting the very essence of self.
Until it breaks. Or changes. Or burns.
What would you do if you were the one called on to save humanity, and the price you had to pay was becoming something other than human? Or if healing your body meant losing the only person you’ve ever loved?
Wander through worlds where a woman craves even a poisonous touch…a man’s deformities become a society’s fashion…genetic regeneration keeps the fires of Hell away…and painted lovers risk everything to break the boundaries of their caste system down.
Separate your mind from your flesh and come in. Welcome...
Table of Contents:
“For the Plague Thereof Was Exceeding Great”
“Big Sister/Little Sister”
“The Last Stand of the Elephant Man”
“Songs of Lament”
About the Author:
Jennifer Pelland lives in the Boston area with an Andy, three cats, and an impractical number of books. Her short story collection Unwelcome Bodies was released by Apex in 2008, and contains her Nebula-nominated story “Captive Girl.” In her so-called copious spare time, she studies bellydance in a futile attempt to be graceful before she completely loses her knees. Her web site, which includes a link to her blog, is at www.jenniferpelland.com.