A NOVELLA by Tobias Seamon
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2011
COVER ART: Alexandra Hutchet
PRINT RUN: Unsigned
The Emperor's Toy Chest explores history, mythology, fantasy, and the magical borderlands between. A modern Odysseus discovers a siren amidst the carnival thrills of the boardwalk, while an overworked vizier confronts the pitfalls of power to the tune of laughing cats; an imprisoned king examines a series of double-edged amusements even as a suburban youth comes of age like a general facing catastrophe on the battlefield.
Whether it's a collegiate cavalier denying death through bigamy, a fin-de-siecle Frenchman building an aerial ice rink for his faithless wife, a native of King Kong's island coming to grips with white colonization, or a snobbish reviewer panning the latest from the world's foremost executioner, The Emperor's Toy Chest reveals an unforgettable cast that is both sovereign and plaything of its own timeless realm.
Tobias Seamon is author of the novel The Magician’s Study (Turtle Point Press) and a chapbook of poetry Loosestrife Along the River Styx (Foothills Publishing.) He also wrote and directed the short film “Amerikan Partizan” which premiered at the 2007 Edwood Filmfest. Nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, other work has appeared in such places asMcSweeney’s, the Mississippi Review, Strange Horizons, and the Rhysling Anthology, with a novella The Fair Grounds forthcoming in 2011 from PS Publishing. He lives in Albany, New York.
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