Creative Surgery
Creative Surgery

Creative Surgery

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


172 Pages, 5 x 8

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

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

Clelia Farris 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. She was a finalist for the Urania Mondadori Award in 2016 with "Uomini e Necro." 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 SFF. Jennifer Delare is a full-time Italian-to-English translator.