By Dan Simmons
Le Styx coule à l'envers est un recueil de nouvelles de l'auteur américain Dan Simmons paru en France en 1997. Ce recueil n'a pas d'équivalent en langue anglaise, il a été assemblé par l'éditeur français à partir de douze nouvelles écrites par Simmons entre 1982 et 1995, dont sept figurent dans le recueil Prayers to damaged Stones (1990). Il comprend une préface de Harlan Ellison et chaque nouvelle comporte une creation écrite spécialement pour l'occasion par Dan Simmons.
Liste des nouvelles
Le Styx coule à l'envers ((en) The River Styx Runs Upstream, 1982)
Vanni Fucci est bien vivant et il vit en Enfer ((en) Vanni Fucci is Alive and good and residing in Hell, 1988)
Passeport pour Vietnamland ((en) E-Ticket to 'Namland, 1987)
Deux mins quarante-cinq secondes ((en) mins Forty-five Seconds, 1988)
Métastases ((en) Metastasis, 1988)
Douce nuit, sainte nuit ((en) Vexed to Nightmare by way of a Rocking Cradle, 1985)
Mémoires privé de l. a. pandémie des stigmates de Hoffer ((en) My inner most Memoirs of the Hoffer Stigmata Pandemic, 1991)
Les Fosses d'Iverson ((en) Iverson's Pits, 1988)
Le Conseiller ((en) The Counselor, 1991)
picture de classe ((en) This Year's type photo, 1992)
Prix global delusion de los angeles meilleure nouvelle 1993 et prix Bram Stoker de los angeles meilleure nouvelle courte 1992
Mes Copsa Mica ((en) My Copsa Mica, 1994)
À los angeles recherche de Kelly Dahl ((en) searching for Kelly Dahl, 1995)
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