To Be to Is to Was, Volume 1

Stephen C. Bird (Author)


Welcome to a collection of worlds that collide, collude, conflict, cooperate or exist in indifferent isolation. In the late 1970s, Sunnie Deelite, a young gay male with one foot still in the closet, undergoes a trial by fire among his tribe of queer brothers. Isabella Gloucester experiences the torment of unrequited love, alongside show business success, in Lost Angelist, Amourrica Profunda, Pangolina, Blue Green Planet. Baba Yaga terrorizes the bourgeois neighborhood of Drowsydayle, Near-Wanna, in the province of Orckario, Narniada. South of the Narniadan border, Turmerico Inflammatorio, an unstable demagogue, creates havoc in Amourrica Profunda. In outer space, the people of Planet Gorp transcend hyper-capitalism through practices involving synesthesia and chromesthesia. Bryanna Dolls gives birth by Immaculate Conception to her doppelgänger, Clawdeeya. Upon reaching adulthood, Clawdeeya indulges in Schadenfreude while terrorizing the city of Near-Wanna, Orckario. Tommy Massageny hosts a highly anticipated contest in the Galatea galaxy, in which Bryanna, Clawdeeya, Ophelia Wainwright and Luchadora Madrugadora (Queen of Stepford Ken and Barbie Westworld) battle for interstellar supremacy. Meanwhile back in Amourrica Profunda, resisters band together to celebrate the demise of Fascibook. Even though Fascibook has stolen their souls, they make the best of a bad situation and party into oblivion.

Product Details

Publish Date
October 08, 2018
5.4 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Stephen C. Bird is a fiction writer and visual artist. Books by Mr. Bird include: Hideous Exuberance (2009, 2013); Catastrophically Consequential (2012); Any Resemblance to a Coincidence is Accidental (2015); and To Be to Is to Was (2018). He grew up in Erie County, NY and lived for most of his adult life in New York City, as well as five years in Toronto. Mr. Bird currently lives in Western New York State.