Lord Byron's prophecy
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Maple Shade, New Jersey : Lethe Press, 2015.
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9781590215531 (pbk. : alk. paper), 1590215532 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Gilpin County Public Library - Science Fiction
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Lord Byron is troubled. Is his new poem a catharsis of self-loathing at being attracted to other men or an incantation that turns him into an incubus that seeks such sins? Or perhaps something much worse: an apocalyptic prophecy. Present-day Professor Adam Fane is beginning to suffer from what he believes is dementia, which causes him to have the same visions Byron experienced centuries ago. A closeted gay man, Professor Fane interprets these visions to be products of guilt. He's lived for decades with a terrible guilt over the fate of his childhood friend, George, with whom he was in love. His only son, Gordon has grown into more than a passing resemblance of George. Gordon, a star college basketball player, is unaware of his father's past. His heart belongs to a young English professor named Amber, who is a colleague of his father's. As Gordon pursues a relationship with her, he suddenly starts to experience visions similar to those of Byron, as well as a crawling sensation under his skin that makes him fearful of being touched. The interlocking stories of three characters leading parallel lives tells a dark tale of impending personal--and perhaps even global--doom, is written by Sean Eads, a stunning new voice in speculative fiction, whose first novel, The Survivors , was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Lord Byron's Prophecy was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.

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Street Date:
1511
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"Lord Byron is troubled. Is his new poem a catharsis of self-loathing at being attracted to other men or an incantation that turns him into an incubus that seeks such sins? Or perhaps something much worse: an apocalyptic prophecy. Present-day Professor Adam Fane is beginning to suffer from what he believes is dementia, which causes him to have the same visions Byron experienced centuries ago. A closeted gay man, Professor Fane interprets these visions to be products of guilt. He's lived for decades with the knowledge he killed his childhood friend, George, with whom he was in love. His only son, Gordon has grown into more than a passing resemblance of George. Gordon, a star college basketball player, is unaware of his father's past. His heart belongs to a young English professor named Amber, who is a colleague of his father's. As Gordon pursues a relationship with her, he suddenly starts to experience visions similar to those of Byron, as well as a crawling sensation under his skin that makes him fearful of being touched. The interlocking stories of three characters leading parallel lives tells a dark tale of impending personal--and perhaps even global--doom, is written by Sean Eads, a new voice in speculative fiction, whose first novel, The Survivors, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award"--Page [4] of cover.
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Eads, S. (2015). Lord Byron's prophecy. Maple Shade, New Jersey: Lethe Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Eads, Sean, 1973-. 2015. Lord Byron's Prophecy. Maple Shade, New Jersey: Lethe Press.

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Eads, Sean, 1973-, Lord Byron's Prophecy. Maple Shade, New Jersey: Lethe Press, 2015.

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Eads, Sean. Lord Byron's Prophecy. Maple Shade, New Jersey: Lethe Press, 2015. Print.

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