Creative Surgery
Creative Surgery

Creative Surgery

By Clelia Farris, Translated by Rachel Cardasco, Translated by Jennifer Delare


172 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB

Paperback, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781732638839


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A truly thought-provoking collection for sci-fi and fantasy fans looking to expand their mind, from one of Italy's best writers in the genre

In Clelia Farris' mind-bending tales, you'll find captivating characters with elusive identities like Kieser, who longs to transform himself through horrific procedures in "Creative Surgery," or Yuliano ("Secret Enemy"), a man with no aesthetic taste, or Gabola, engaged in the battle of a lifetime against the expropriation of the Little Tuvu Hill. With dry and polished prose, like the stones of her native Sardinia, Clelia Farris takes us on adventures among the ruins of a future marred by climate change ("A Day to Remember") and in a haunting prison inhabited by the enigmatic figure of "Rebecca." Collected and translated into English for the first time, these seven stories represent some of the greatest works from one of Italy's best science fiction authors. 

Author Biography

Born in Cagliari in 1967, Clelia Farris graduated in psychology with a thesis on epistemology. A favorite with both readers and experts, she is considered one of Italy's best science fiction authors. She won the award with Rupes Recta, the Odyssey award with No Man Is My Brother, and the Kipple prize with The Weighing of the Soul. In 2012 she published The Justice of Isis, set in the same futuristic Egypt of The Weighing of the Soul. In 2015 she published the novella, "Creative Surgery," which has been included in the anthologies, Storie dal domani 2 and Rosarium Publishing's Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction and Fantasy. She was a finalist for the Urania Mondadori Award 2016 with her story, "Uomini e Necro." Her stories have also been published Italian and international magazines such as Robot, Fantasy Magazine, Future Science Fiction, and Strange Horizons. Rachel Cordasco has a Ph.D in literary studies and currently works as a developmental editor. She's written for World Literature Today, Strange Horizons, and Samovar Magazine, and also translates Italian SF. Rachel created and runs the website, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter (@Rcordas) Jennifer Delare spent her formative years traveling the world with her family and devouring as many SFF books as she could get her hands on overseas before there was such a thing as the Internet. As long as she had Tolkien in her suitcase, she persevered. She first arrived in Italy at age fourteen, kicking off the lifelong love affair with that country that would eventually lead to her becoming a full-time Italian-to-English translator. Although she has lived on and off in Florence, Milan and Rome for most of her adult life, she, her fiancé and all of their books now make their home in the Shenandoah Valley.