Illumined Black and Other Adventures
by Mac Tonnies
Can nightmares replace capital punishment? Would a scientist willingly submit to severing his head from his body to examine the psychological and physiological results? These and other startling futuristic themes set this aside from most other anthologies, making this an ongoing recommendation even for the most science fiction fan. Excels in unexpected twists.
"With little more than small-press exposure to his credit, 20-year-old Tonnies makes an early bid for greater recognition with his first collection of short fiction, an absorbing assortment of sketches that reveals a surprisingly mature craftsman at home with the vernacular of contemporary sci-fi"
Midwest Book Review