• Anna-Roisin Ullman-Smith

The Complete Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino

Updated: Feb 16

Escape into a selection of space, time and reality stories that will leave you looking at the world differently.

Put together the Cosmicomics tell the story of the history of the universe as Calvino saw it. From the big bang, through millennia and across galaxies Calvino leaves nothing out of this collection.

We are not left alone in these weird and wonderful stories however, as they are told from the perspective of a cosmic know-it-all known as Qfwfq, and exuberant, chameleon-like character who changes form in each story.

Where each story is gloriously described and has a touch of real science mixed with a wondrous serialism, these shorts are also funny and delightful.

Calvino has successfully taken scientific fact and blended it with fiction, creating a glorious world we all secretly wish we lived in.

Clavinos use of word play shines through in every story as he highlights the brilliant strangeness of the world and puts a magnifying glass over the magnificent.

A wonderful, light, read for any avid fiction fan.

We Give The Complete Cosmicomics Three Stars

ISBN – 978-0-141-18968-0 Cover price - £9.99

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