Published 28 December 2003
Nine stories by Henry Wessells
First issue, 15 copies hand bound by Adolphus Bindery, Austin, in half dark green oasis and nineteenth-century green marbled paper.
Trade issue (February 2004), 200 copies bound by Campbell Logan Bindery, Minneapolis, in green Brillianta cloth stamped in gilt, with printed dust jacket. Out of print.
New edition in preparation.
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Another green world
If you don’t believe in magic, read Henry Wessells and find out how wrong you are.
Bookish in the best, Borgesian sense, this collection of Henry Wessells’ fiction is a quiet delight.
Because nothing is as real as a book. Nothing is as lasting as a dream.
[“Ten Bears”], one of the best stories published in 2003 : a wonderful fantastical mystery that is also a tissue of allusions to the work of van de Wetering . . . an intricate and elegant creation, a very satisfying object.
Richard Horton, Internet Review of Science Fiction 2004
Imagine a hybrid of the Swamp Thing and Nabokov . . .
Greg Beatty, NYRSF, December 2004