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The blazing world / by the thrice noble, illustrious, and excellent princesse, the Duchess of Newcastle Margaret Cavendish.

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Summary:

The Blazing World is one of the most fascinating, unusual, and astonishing pieces of literature in the English language. Written in 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle in England, the story follows a young woman who is transported to a world of animal-people, becomes their empress, and eventually leads an invasion back into her own world, complete with bird-man bombardiers and submarine ships. The tale involves spirit possession, astral projection, the many-worlds theory, and an interdimensional, otherworldly, queer romance that is centuries ahead of its time. Featuring illustrations by Rebekka Dunlap, an introduction by award-winning speculative fiction author Brooke Bolander, and a biographical afterword by Cavendish scholar James Fitzmaurice.
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Pendleton Public Library SF CAVEN (Text) 37801000688059 Science Fiction Book None 10/08/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781948886130
  • Physical Description: 115 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Edition: First edition, 2020.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Beehive Books, 2020.

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An illuminated edition from Beehive Books.
Summary, etc.:
The Blazing World is one of the most fascinating, unusual, and astonishing pieces of literature in the English language. Written in 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle in England, the story follows a young woman who is transported to a world of animal-people, becomes their empress, and eventually leads an invasion back into her own world, complete with bird-man bombardiers and submarine ships. The tale involves spirit possession, astral projection, the many-worlds theory, and an interdimensional, otherworldly, queer romance that is centuries ahead of its time. Featuring illustrations by Rebekka Dunlap, an introduction by award-winning speculative fiction author Brooke Bolander, and a biographical afterword by Cavendish scholar James Fitzmaurice. -- provided by publisher.
Subject: Utopias > Fiction.
Women and literature > England > History > 17th century > Sources.
Genre: Science fiction.
Fiction.

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