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Our Latest Release:
REPORT TO MEGALOPOLIS

or THE POST-MODERN PROMETHEUS

By Tod Davies.

The fourth book in The History of Arcadia visionary fiction series…

“Cleverly explores the motifs of Frankenstein. . . . Fans will appreciate the intriguing perspective on a familiar theme.” —Publishers Weekly

“A philosophical fable. . . . As much Faust as Frankenstein.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will feel right at home in this crossover world of ‘wonder tales,’ which has been described as ‘Lewis Carroll with footnotes by Jonathan Swift.’ If that description alone doesn’t get your bachelor’s degree in English Lit all tingly, then you’re reading the wrong list.” —Westword

“You can read Report to Megalopolis without having read the other books in the History of Arcadia (although why wouldn’t you?).” —Deb Baker, BookConscious

“Look inside this world and find wonder.”—KATE BERNHEIMER, editor of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me and Fairy Tale Review

“…it’s a simple tale, but as with all of Davies’ stories, it’s more complex than it seems. The message of resistance comes through loud and clear.”—Sects and Violence

“An allusive and face-paced tale. Report to Megalopolis blends the lyricism of fairy tales with knife-in-the-ribs social criticism, a dash of humor, and plenty of gruesome twists.” —Edwin Battistella, Editor, Literary Ashland, and author of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology

“Impressive. . . . Report to Megalopolis creates and makes believable its imaginative world, a world that is both original and rooted in classical works of fantasy. With its lavish settings and dramatic events, it plays in a quite novel way with the old myths/fairy stories of orphans, muddled generations and incestuous couplings.” —Janet Todd, author of A Man of Genius 

“Spend a day in Megalopolis with Aspern Grayling. You’ll be captivated by his story—fascinating and unflinching in its depiction of human nature and our potential for breathtaking creation and unbridled destruction. Davies has imagined a future world populated with characters who charm and compel in equal measure.” —Gene Hayworth, Director of Social Sciences, University Libraries at the University of Colorado, and Owner, Inkberry Books (Niwot, Colorado)”

Readers won’t need to have read any of the other The History of Arcadia books to become engrossed in the drama of Aspern Grayling, whose obsession with creating a new life form—in the person of ruthless adventurer Pavo Vale—could destroy his whole world. A compelling descendant of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this is a tale of a man bent on conquest, and of an adversary that may yet defeat him: the ghost of the Arcadian Devindra Vale, the only woman he has ever loved.

Listen to KBOO’s Between The Covers, when Tod and Ken Jones covered fairy tales, myth, religion, economic theory, visionary literature, with a pinch of Le Guin, a dash of Octavia Butler, a touch of C.S. Lewis, and a soupçon of Marcel Proust, not to mention the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, thrown in for good measure.

On TheNextBestBookBlog, Report to Megalopolis takes the p. 69 challenge: how much or little does that page illustrate the book? Turns out, quite a bit. Hear Tod read it in the audio, or do it the old-fashioned way, and read for yourself…

Available everywhere, in paperback and eBook.

ISBN: 978-1-935259-31-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-935259-32-9

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