Unearthly stargirls exist side by side with snake goddesses, talking wombats, posthuman immortals and a wise fish.
Enter the mind of Jason Erik Lundberg, hailed by The Guardian for having “the enviable talent of achieving emotionally resonant effects within just a few pages”.
Here, Lundberg remixes the idea of the fiction collection by presenting fourteen stories in a fresh context. Most Excellent and Lamentable includes the author’s preferred texts of “The Stargirl and the Potter” and “Ikan Berbudi (Wise Fish)”, as well as “Slowly Slowly Slowly”, a new novelette exclusive to this book.
“Lundberg has the enviable talent of achieving emotionally resonant effects within just a few pages.”
“Lundberg explores the randomness of magical occurrences and how a life without magic can be just as deadening as it is safe.”
—The Green Man Review
“Jason Erik Lundberg’s stories, launched from the real world on a trajectory to the surreal, fuse the idle daydream with the desperate heart. You should read them.”
—John Kessel, author of Pride and Prometheus
“Lundberg’s writing is that of an Old Soul who views the world through Young Eyes; his work is jamais vu of the highest order: these stories are memories encountered for the first time, but never to be forgotten once they’ve been experienced.”
—James A. Owen, author and illustrator of The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 192
Year Published: 2019