A Brilliant Void


An astronomer challenges an emperor.
A hunter pursues the last dinosaur through a remote rainforest.
A young Kerryman emigrates to the Moon to seek his fortune.

These fifteen darkly funny stories illuminate a side of Irish literary history that is often overlooked. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the winds of change came rushing in Ireland’s direction. Science and technology would transform everything: life, love, death, crime, war, and even history itself.

Edited and introduced by Jack Fennell, this collection of lesser-known works of classic Irish science fiction includes stories by Frances Power Cobbe, Fitz-James O’Brien, Charlotte McManus and Cathal O? Sa?ndair.

A Brilliant Void as the fifth in Tramp Press’s Recovered Voice list.

Book Details

Jack Fennell (Introduction author), Dorothy Macardle (Collaborator), Fitz-James O'Brien (Collaborator), George William Russell (Collaborator)
Publication Date
November 16, 2018
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