The bottom of the sky
At its core, The Bottom of the Sky is a novel about two young boys in love with other planets and a disturbingly beautiful girl. An homage to the history of American science fiction, it's also about the Gulf War, 9/11, and a mysterious "incident." It's like a Kurt Vonnegut novel told by David Lynch through the lens of Philip K. Dick.
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|Grouped Work ID||689d3316-0dc6-3f1e-aef9-9113c5f50400|
|Grouping Title||bottom of the sky|
|Grouping Author||fresán rodrigo|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-04-02 01:11:59AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-08 07:45:13AM|
|author||Fresán, Rodrigo, 1963-|
|available_at_gunnisonld||Gunnison Public Library|
|display_description||"An homage to American science fiction films and novels, The Bottom of the Sky is the story of two boys, a disturbingly beautiful girl, and their joint love for other planets. Their friendship is formed during the heyday of sci-fi writing, a time defined by almost cult-like literary groups and pulp covers awash in gaudy alien landscapes. But time has passed, and the three members of The Faraways have drifted apart. The future they once dreamed of is now happening, but interstellar travel to Urkh 24 has been replaced with 9/11, the Gulf War, and a mysterious "incident" at the center of it all. A Kurt Vonnegut novel told by David Lynch, filtered through the madness of Philip K. Dick, The Bottom of the Sky is a triumph of style, or, as Fresán says in the afterword, "a clump of simultaneously broadcast messages, like a storyline that only wants to be a succession of marvelous moments seen all at the same time."--|
|owning_library_gunnisonld||Gunnison Public Library|
|owning_location_gunnisonld||Gunnison Public Library|
Friendship -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Science fiction -- General
|title_display||The bottom of the sky|
|title_full||The bottom of the sky / Rodrigo Fresán ; translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden|
|title_short||The bottom of the sky|