Micromegas and Other Stories
Voltaire’s ‘philosophical story’ Micromegas foreshadows science fiction, telling of a 650-year-old giant from Sirius who visits Earth and encounters the stupidity of the human race. This classic Enlightenment text is accompanied by a further 13 short tales, all newly translated.
Flappers and Philosophers
Published in 1920 following the success of the novel This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's first collection of short stories includes many of his finest. 'The Offshore Pirate', 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair', 'The Ice Palace' and 'Benediction' present his archetypal Jazz Age heroines, the beautiful and wilful young women who became a hallmark of his fiction. Part of the Cambridge Edition series, this volume includes notes and details of the stories' composition and publication history.
Unpublished writings by the 16th-century philosopher and occultist Giodano Bruno disappear from a digitization project in Jordan and the Jesuit priest who was studying them is found dead, raising fears about the stolen manuscript – both the immediate threat and the secret Bruno tried to hide.