A Palazzo in the Stars: Science Fiction Stories
By Paul Di Filippo –
A Palazzo in the Stars collects 17 great science fiction stories by a modern master! From the author's Introduction: "This collection represents the output of about two-and-a-half years, and, while I might have filled such a book in one year‚s writing time circa 1990, there‚s nonetheless another collection‚s worth of newer stuff awaiting curation, beyond this volume. I guess by now I should realize that, for me at least, the process is inevitable, rather like another process I am all too familiar with: acquiring extra pounds. Pleasurable, stealthy and yet eventually noticeable to all. I hope you enjoy these stories of recent vintage."
"Di Filippo is one of the most talented humorists in contemporary fantasy and science fiction." - Publishers Weekly
"An often genuinely funny mixture of Raymond Carver, Harry Harrison, and Douglas Adams." -- Booklist
"Few SF writers are as imaginative, energetic, or idea rich as Paul Di Filippo, and fewer still have as broad a knowledge of science and culture. And there's no contemporary SF writer who's more fun to read." --Cynthia Ward