Meet George Eberhart: former journalist, professional iconoclast. Recently resuscitated from a suicide attempt by the newly perfected Han process—a scientific advance widely regarded as blasphemous—George becomes fascinated by a pattern of events that suggests a protean alien lifeform is playing sadistic games with unsuspecting Earthlings. Following a trail of mayhem that might have come from the Weekly World News headlines, George sets out to find the creature and discover exactly what its plans are for Earth.
With a new introduction by the author.
Science fiction writer John Kessel is the winner of two Nebulas, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. He is professor of creative writing and American literature at North Carolina State University.
". . .a black comedy of pre-millenial hysteria. . [that is] an outstandingly original work. . . [told in] in an intelligent, witty voice."—Publishers Weekly