Metamorphosis: Three stories, each one involving a man who discovers that he has come to dwell, for an hour or for a lifetime, in a house and in a mind not quite his own. Each one opens doors onto rooms of illusion, radiance, regret, and dark enchantment.
Welcome to the stories of three young writers, stories written in collaboration with James P. Blaylock. Welcome to the borderland of illusion and reality. Three tales, written in collaboration by James P. Blaylock with students in a class by Tim Powers, with an introduction and illustrations by Tim, an afterword by Blaylock, and some necessary meddling by William Ashbless.
"Blaylock is a true one-of-a-kind original." (Neil Gaiman)
"Blaylock's prose is so rich it literally stings!" (Charles de Lint)
"Blaylock allows us to see the mundane world through new eyes, to perceive the familiar as strange, and therefore exciting." (Charles de Lint)
"Blaylock’s evocative prose and studied pacing make him one of the most distinctive contributors to American magical realism." (Library Journal)
"James P. Blaylock has proved himself to be among the front-running authors working in speculative fiction." ( Rick Kleffel)
"Blaylock is a singular American fabulist' -- William Gibson'Blaylock allows us to see the mundane world through new eyes, to perceive the familiar as strange, and therefore exciting." (Charles de Lint)
"A writer of great vigor, charm, and perception." (Bruce Sterling)