The new collection A Field Guide to Surreal Botany
is now available for order ... it contains my entry on the Atlantis mandrake, Podophyllum sidhe
Here's the official blurbage from the publisher:
Two Cranes Press is delighted to present A Field Guide to Surreal Botany
, an anthology of fictional plant species that exist beyond the realm of the real, fully illustrated in gorgeous full-color by Janet Chui.
The specimens contained herein -- dutifully and, in some cases, painfully recorded by our keen-eyed assortment of contributing cryptobotanists, field researchers, and graduate assistants (laden with glass jars, magnifying glasses, and appropriate body armor) -- are organized according to geographical region, and described in erudite detail by our contributors.
Inside the book you'll find specimens such as the Couch Kelp (Siturfatarscea velvetorleva monthlypaymetis
), a floating seaweed with an inflatable bladder resembling a sofa; the Big Yellow Flower of Unnecessarily Obvious Information (Explanatum obviosis
), a plant with a flower that is big and yellow; Twilight Luon-Sibir (Russica spectrata
), which has an extremely short life cycle and exists in a state of probability; and forty-five other plant species from all over the world and beyond.
Information on the contents, contributors, and ordering can be found at:
If you are a blogger or reviewer interested in a free PDF review copy, please email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org for downloading instructions.