Menu Menu
NESFA Press

Paperback

Published June 1994
The Passage of the Light Paperback price: $16.00

First edition, First printing
ISBN-13: 978-0-915368-59-4
ISBN-10: 0-915368-59-5
Page count: 289
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

The Passage of the Light

The Recursive Science Fiction of Barry N. Malzberg

by Barry N. Malzberg

This collection contains over 170,000 words of some of the funniest and most biting science fiction ever written-science fiction stories that question the very values and dreams of the field.

"It was the stories that comprise this book that made Malzberg the center of controversy ... even more than his award-winning Beyond Apollo." —Mike Resnick, in the introduction to this collection

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Mike Resnick
  • Dwellers of the Deep (as by K. M. O'Donnell)
  • Gather in the Hall of the Planets (as by K. M. O'Donnell)
  • July 24, 1970 (as by K. M. O'Donnell)
  • Notes Toward a Usable Past
  • Question of Slant (as by K. M. O'Donnell)
  • Galaxy Called Rome
  • Delightful Comedic Premise
  • January 1975
  • Prose Bowl (with Bill Pronzini)
  • Another Goddamned Showboat
  • Herovit's World
  • Corridors
  • The Passage of the Light
  • Afterword by Anthony R. Lewis

Praise for Barry N. Malzberg

"Malzberg is a true hero." — F&SF

"Barry Malzberg is one of science fiction's most literate and erudite writers." —Gerald Jonas, in the NY Times Book Review

"Barry Malzberg is one of the finest practitioners of science fiction today." —Harry Harrison

"There is no one, with the possible exception of Philip K. Dick, whose works, each one of them, are so unpredictable or so outrageous and outraged." —Theodore Sturgeon

"Barry Malzberg's dark, bleak vision of the future is one of the most terrifying ever to come out of science fiction." —Robert Silverberg

"Malzberg's prose [is] perhaps the finest in science fiction." —Boston Phoenix

Edited by Mike Resnick and Anthony R. Lewis
Cover art by Merle Insinga