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The Deep Sea Diver's Syndrome

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The Deep Sea Diver's Syndrome by Serge Brussolo
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Jan 19, 2016 | ISBN 9781612194684

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“Visually rich and deliciously unsettling…a science fiction fever dream that will leave you in no hurry to wake up.” —NPR

“An unbelievably gorgeous little novel that lies somewhere between Inception and Blade Runner…As high concept as anything Philip K. Dick wrote, [The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome] reads like a masterful work of magic realism.” —Unbound Worlds

“Surreal and powerfully original.” —Locus

“So original, provocative and beautiful in a surreal way, that it results in one of the most fascinating allegories ever for the mystery of artistic creation.” —Toronto Star

“The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome…can’t be reduced to a metaphor, or a character study, or a work of pure imagination. It is all of these things at once…tantalizing…exhilarating.”—Strange Horizons

“An engagingly written, relentlessly imaginative work of genius that will make you believe in the power of books again.” —World Literature Today

“[A] twisted neo-noir caper.” —B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“This first English translation of best-selling, award-winning French author Brussolo’s work submerges readers into the world of the subconscious. Vivid imagery, intriguing characters, and the blurred boundaries of David’s worlds will hold their attention. A captivating read that will immerse the senses.” —Library Journal

“Beautifully realized…Brussolo immerses us in [an] alternate dream-world.” —M.A. Orthofer, The Complete Review

Praise for the initial release in France

“Another smashing success for France’s most madcap writer of things imaginary.” —France-Soir

“Hats off to French master of the fantastic Serge Brussolo, who once again has given us a finely-cut gem, the kind only he knows how to deliver.” —La Croix

“Brussolo probes the dimensions of an astonishing idea, with surrealism but not without method. The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome is a plunge into the subconscious, a cocktail of dreamlike, unhinged images swollen to bursting, but most of all an exceptional metaphorical variation on the relationship between artist and society.” —À Suivre

“With each new novel, Brussolo continues to astonish with his skill in changing registers. He goes from what is sometimes the most gratuitous horror to poetry by way of the thriller, and the reader follows without blinking. The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome is a terrific novel which, through dreams, smuggles in a certain critique of our rapidly dehumanizing society. It is fresh and satisfying.”—Adrénaline Hebdo

“One of our finest explorers of childhood nightmares…[Brussolo’s] novel is an excursion into the powers of the imagination, the powers of the night, and it is absorbing, hypnotic, terrifying, almost like a dream you might have had yourself once, long ago, and since cautiously suppressed.” —Révolution

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