The Gift of Fire

The Gift of Fire

On the Head of A Pin

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A single-volume compendium, published in a flip-over format, includes The Gift of Fire, in which champion of humankind Prometheus emerges in present-day Los Angeles; and On the Head of a Pin, in which breakthroughs in advanced animatronics lead to a reality-shattering discovery.

McMillan Palgrave

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley delivers two speculative tales, in one volume, of everyday people exposed to life-altering truths.

The Gift of Fire
In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire--an event that set humankind on its course of knowledge. As punishment for making man as powerful as gods, Prometheus was bound to a rock; every day his immortal body was devoured by a giant eagle. But in The Gift of Fire, those chains cease to be, and the great champion of man walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles.

On the Head of a Pin
Joshua Winterland and Ana Fried are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises when they make the most important discovery in the history of this world--or possibly the next. JTE is developing advanced animatronics editing techniques to create high-end movies indistinguishable from live-action. Long dead stars can now share the screen with today's A-list. But one night Joshua and Ana discover something lingering in the rendered footage…an entity that will lead them into a new age beyond the reality they have come to know.



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In "The Gift of Fire," champion of humankind Prometheus emerges in present-day Los Angeles; and in "On the Head of a Pin," breakthroughs in advanced animatronics lead to a reality-shattering discovery.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2013, c2012
Edition: 1st mass market ed
ISBN: 9780765367976
0765367971
Branch Call Number: FIC MOSLEY
Characteristics: 169, 112 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Mosley, Walter
Alternative Title: On the head of a pin

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Jul 07, 2013

This is the first Walter Mosley book I read and it was different from any thing I have read before. The Gift of Fire is one that draws you in from the first sentence. I enjoyed it.

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