The Corset & the Jellyfish: A Conundrum of Drabbles


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$21.95  $20.41
Tachyon Publications
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5.2 X 7.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Nick Bantock has authored thirty books, including the internationally bestselling Griffin and Sabine series. His works have been translated into thirteen languages. and over five million copies have been sold worldwide. Bantock has worked in a betting shop in the East End of London; trained as a psychotherapist; and designed a house that combined an Indonesian temple, an English cricket pavilion and a New Orleans bordello. He was also one of the twelve committee members responsible for selecting Canada's postage stamps. Among the things Bantock can't do: he can't swim; has never ridden a horse; his spelling is dreadful; and his singing voice is flat as a pancake.


"A tapestry of exquisite miniatures, the kind of stories you might hear told in one of Calvino's invisible cities. Microfictions are seldom this inventive or persistently pleasurable."
--John Coulthart, World Fantasy Award-winning graphic artist, illustrator, author, and designer

"I have always been fascinated by artists who manage to invent imaginary creatures and worlds, and Nick Bantock does it with extreme elegance and a unique freshness of sign, managing to combine cave paintings with Flemish art in a contemporary key."
--Daniele Serra, three-time winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist

"100 Stories. 100 words each. 100% captivating. In The Corset & The Jellyfish, Nick Bantock weaves tales that are wholly fantastical and yet absolutely believable. Talking lampposts, bottled angels, and dancing dice are just a few of the magical characters that you will meet along the way. Accompanied by 100 illustrations that are equally mysterious, be ready for a journey to places far beyond your imagination."
--Seth Apter, author of The Mixed Media Artist

Praise for the Griffin and Sabine series

"Wondrous, ingenious, gorgeous . . ."
--USA Today

"Extremely original . . . classical myth, reality, and fantasy are blended artfully in this modern allegory."
--Los Angeles Times

"It's like no book experience you've had before and every detail is so thoughtfully crafted and executed. The story itself is magical and whimsical and leaves you cheering on Griffin and Sabine to find happiness together. And even all these years later, I have kept them because they are so unique and special."
--Oh Joy!

"Griffin & Sabine, by the Canada-based British artist Nick Bantock, seemed to have no precedent. It was as marvellous and mysterious as the story it contained."
--The Telegraph

"A powerful read."
--Vancouver Sun

"The immersive experience of this book can be enjoyed on its own or in conjunction with the six other books in the series. However it is read, Bantock's conclusion to the epistolary epic is beautiful and truly singular."
--Publishers Weekly

"These are enjoyable, lovely books that appeal to incurable romantics and people who like to open mail."
--Washington Post