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To Be to Is to Was
by Stephen C. Bird
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Overview


Sunnie Deelite and Isabella Gloucester forge their creative identities while fending off the torments of unrequited love. Disillusioned, they say goodbye to Fascibook and polarized Isolamicka and travel to Planet Gorp, where they study synesthesia and meditate with Bastet the Egyptian Cat Goddess. In the Galatea Galaxy, four intergalactic witches battle for supremacy while back on the Blue Green Planet, Turmerico Inflammatorio wreaks havoc as the leader of turbulent Isolamicka.
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(250 Words): Welcome to a collection of worlds that collide, collude, conflict, cooperate or exist in indifferent isolation.  Sunnie Deelite, a young gay male in the late 1970s, with one foot still in the closet, undergoes a trial by fire among the brothers of his queer tribe.  Isabella Gloucester charts her career path in Lost Angelist, Amourrica Profunda, Blue Green Planet.  She finds out the hard way that a price must be paid for the fulfillment of her dreams.  Baba Yaga terrorizes the bourgeois neighborhood of Drowsydayle, Near-Wanna, in the province of Orckario, Narniada.  South of the Narniadan border, the Evilangelists of Mourrzicka-Isolamicka throw their full support behind their trillionaire leader Turmerico Inflammatorio, an unstable demagogue who creates havoc on the continent of Pangolina.  In outer space, the people of Planet Gorp transcend hypercapitalism through their supreme dedication to practices involving synesthesia and chromesthesia.  Bryanna Dolls gives birth by Immaculate Conception to her doppelgänger, Clawdeeya. Upon reaching adulthood, Clawdeeya uses a Schadenfreude-based skill set to terrorize the city of Near-Wanna, Orckario.  Bryanna Dolls embarks on an unexpected dream journey and encounters Eurasian witches, decadent Southern Gothic culture and Luchadora Madrugadora, Queen of Stepford Ken and Barbie Westworld.  Tommy Massageny hosts a highly anticipated contest in the Galatea galaxy, in which four renowned women battle for interstellar supremacy.  Meanwhile back in Amourrica Profunda, resisters band together to celebrate demise of Fascibook.  Despite the fact that Fascibook has stolen their souls, they make the best of a bad situation and party on into oblivion.

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About the author


Stephen C. Bird is a fiction writer and visual artist.  He has written the following books: "Hideous Exuberance" (2009, 2013); "Catastrophically Consequential" (2012); "Any Resemblance to a Coincidence is Accidental" (2015); "To Be to Is to Was" (2018); and "From G to PG to R to X" (2022). He was born in Toronto and grew up in Erie County, New York. Mr. Bird has lived in New York City for most of his adult life.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Satire

Language:English

Pages:206

Paperback ISBN:9780692069462


Overview


Sunnie Deelite and Isabella Gloucester forge their creative identities while fending off the torments of unrequited love. Disillusioned, they say goodbye to Fascibook and polarized Isolamicka and travel to Planet Gorp, where they study synesthesia and meditate with Bastet the Egyptian Cat Goddess. In the Galatea Galaxy, four intergalactic witches battle for supremacy while back on the Blue Green Planet, Turmerico Inflammatorio wreaks havoc as the leader of turbulent Isolamicka.

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Description


(250 Words): Welcome to a collection of worlds that collide, collude, conflict, cooperate or exist in indifferent isolation.  Sunnie Deelite, a young gay male in the late 1970s, with one foot still in the closet, undergoes a trial by fire among the brothers of his queer tribe.  Isabella Gloucester charts her career path in Lost Angelist, Amourrica Profunda, Blue Green Planet.  She finds out the hard way that a price must be paid for the fulfillment of her dreams.  Baba Yaga terrorizes the bourgeois neighborhood of Drowsydayle, Near-Wanna, in the province of Orckario, Narniada.  South of the Narniadan border, the Evilangelists of Mourrzicka-Isolamicka throw their full support behind their trillionaire leader Turmerico Inflammatorio, an unstable demagogue who creates havoc on the continent of Pangolina.  In outer space, the people of Planet Gorp transcend hypercapitalism through their supreme dedication to practices involving synesthesia and chromesthesia.  Bryanna Dolls gives birth by Immaculate Conception to her doppelgänger, Clawdeeya. Upon reaching adulthood, Clawdeeya uses a Schadenfreude-based skill set to terrorize the city of Near-Wanna, Orckario.  Bryanna Dolls embarks on an unexpected dream journey and encounters Eurasian witches, decadent Southern Gothic culture and Luchadora Madrugadora, Queen of Stepford Ken and Barbie Westworld.  Tommy Massageny hosts a highly anticipated contest in the Galatea galaxy, in which four renowned women battle for interstellar supremacy.  Meanwhile back in Amourrica Profunda, resisters band together to celebrate demise of Fascibook.  Despite the fact that Fascibook has stolen their souls, they make the best of a bad situation and party on into oblivion.

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About the author


Stephen C. Bird is a fiction writer and visual artist.  He has written the following books: "Hideous Exuberance" (2009, 2013); "Catastrophically Consequential" (2012); "Any Resemblance to a Coincidence is Accidental" (2015); "To Be to Is to Was" (2018); and "From G to PG to R to X" (2022). He was born in Toronto and grew up in Erie County, New York. Mr. Bird has lived in New York City for most of his adult life.

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