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The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 6: Pharagonesia and Other Strange Stories

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This out-of-print English translation collects Shore Leave on Pharagonesia, Absoluten Calfeutrail, The Hunt for the Vacationing Frenchman, White Nightmare, The Apple Pie, Double Escape, and Rock City by Jean "Moebius" Giraud.


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This out-of-print English translation collects Shore Leave on Pharagonesia, Absoluten Calfeutrail, The Hunt for the Vacationing Frenchman, White Nightmare, The Apple Pie, Double Escape, and Rock City by Jean "Moebius" Giraud.

30 review for The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 6: Pharagonesia and Other Strange Stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Another beautiful collection of stories by the european master of sci-fi. Can't give anything less than 5/5 to Moebius. The philosophy behind his writtings is simple and mind-blowing all together. Double Escape, White Nightmare, rock city and absoluten calfeurtrail were the stories that'll stick to me. Especially White Nightmare, a pure anti-racist story writen in the '70s that unfortunately still applies in it's whole. He truly is on a different unique level and shall remain there throughout th Another beautiful collection of stories by the european master of sci-fi. Can't give anything less than 5/5 to Moebius. The philosophy behind his writtings is simple and mind-blowing all together. Double Escape, White Nightmare, rock city and absoluten calfeurtrail were the stories that'll stick to me. Especially White Nightmare, a pure anti-racist story writen in the '70s that unfortunately still applies in it's whole. He truly is on a different unique level and shall remain there throughout the history of the 9th art.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    The weakest volume of Moebius I've read yet. It contained a bunch of stream-of-consciousness type story telling, but unfortunately the plots were very normal and dull. I would like to see Moebius execute more stories like Arzach, where the plot doesn't so much matter and the emphasis is on the art, the environment, and the atmosphere.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jemppu

    This volume has a fine collection of stories, all great for their separate reasons. Top for me (in order they appear on the pages): "Shore Leave on Pharagonesia" - Amusing run of imagination, enforced by the sheer casualness of the events. "Absoluten Calfeutrail" - Completely visual narration. The lone traveler free-falling across universes, the appearance of scheduled time, and the apparent worshipping/monitoring of designated spots... Re-viewing this now, having recently read James Tiptree Jr.'s short, "Man Who Walked Home" I'm struck/>"Absoluten/>"Shore This volume has a fine collection of stories, all great for their separate reasons. Top for me (in order they appear on the pages): "Shore Leave on Pharagonesia" - Amusing run of imagination, enforced by the sheer casualness of the events. "Absoluten Calfeutrail" - Completely visual narration. The lone traveler free-falling across universes, the appearance of scheduled time, and the apparent worshipping/monitoring of designated spots... Re-viewing this now, having recently read James Tiptree Jr.'s short, "Man Who Walked Home" I'm struck by the combined similarities. Although unlikely connected, I had to go check which came first (Tiptree, by five years). And though quite unlikely the case either, it's still an enticing thought-play too, to imagine if my fondness for "The Man Who Walked Home" could've perhaps subconsciously been affected by a comic I 'read' over two decades before. Gorgeously atmospheric pieces both. "White Nightmare" - poignant commentary on anti-immigration sentiments, not missing the opportunity to poke fun.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Lisovsky

    Сборник новелл и коротких зарисовок Мёбиуса, одни мне понравились больше, другие меньше (прослеживалась корелляция с наличием внятного сюжета). Рискну предположить, что заглавная новелла рифмуется с "фантасмагорией", бредовым видением. Впрочем, у неё как раз есть чёткий сюжет и ловко реализованная идея. В целом неплохо, для общего развития стоит ознакомиться. Fun fact of the day: В комментариях Жан Жиро говорит, что истории без слов мысленно отсылают к его собственному детству, где он Сборник новелл и коротких зарисовок Мёбиуса, одни мне понравились больше, другие меньше (прослеживалась корелляция с наличием внятного сюжета). Рискну предположить, что заглавная новелла рифмуется с "фантасмагорией", бредовым видением. Впрочем, у неё как раз есть чёткий сюжет и ловко реализованная идея. В целом неплохо, для общего развития стоит ознакомиться. Fun fact of the day: В комментариях Жан Жиро говорит, что истории без слов мысленно отсылают к его собственному детству, где он листал американские комиксы, не зная ни слова по-английски. Комикс таким образом наполнялся мощным сюрреалистичным смыслом. Данный эффект Мёбиус и пытается воспроизвести в своих "немых" зарисовках. Отсюда же проистекает и фрагмент с псевдо-вестерном из "Герметического гаража", где ковбои разговаривают между собой на несуществующем языке, и читатель автоматически становится маленьким Мёбиусом.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jamil

    liked "Absoluten Calfeutrail", "Double Escape" & "Rock City".

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stefano

  7. 4 out of 5

    Indy

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alexander

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lucile Klein

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jorge Cid

  11. 4 out of 5

    Francesco

  12. 5 out of 5

    Georgia

  13. 4 out of 5

    Avi Rozen

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ivica

  15. 4 out of 5

    Simon

  16. 4 out of 5

    Quite

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jock O

  18. 5 out of 5

    Antonia

  19. 5 out of 5

    Eli

  20. 4 out of 5

    A.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Paul Grimsley

  22. 4 out of 5

    Opie Double You

  23. 4 out of 5

    Michele Pittalis

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jocke

  25. 4 out of 5

    Santiago

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shishir Kedlaya

  27. 4 out of 5

    Richard Richards

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kim Ngoc

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dan Pagan

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dromio

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