The Two Doctors Górski

Isaac Fellman

The Two Doctors Górski

The Two Doctors Górski is a dazzling contemporary fantasy and an exploration of reclaiming personal power in the aftermath of abuse by Lambda Award-winning author Isaac Fellman

"Confident and lyrical."—Caitlin Starling

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Annae, a brilliant graduate student in psychiatric magic and survivor of academic abuse, can’t stop reading people’s minds. This is how she protects herself, by using her abilities to know exactly how her colleagues view her. This is how she escapes the torturous experience of her own existence.

When Annae moves to England to rebuild her life and finish her studies under the seminal magician Marec Górski—infamous for bringing to life a homunculus made from his unwanted better self—she sees, inside his head, a man who is both a destructive force to everyone around him, and her mirror image. For Annae to survive, she’ll need to break free of a lifetime of conditioning to embody her own self and forge her own path.

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Tor Publishing Group
On Sale: 11/29/2022
ISBN: 9781250840127
ISBN10: 1250840120
0.00 x 0.00 inches , 176 Pages

Trade Paperback

Tor Publishing Group
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250840936
ISBN10: 1250840937
4.95 x 8.00 inches , 176 Pages

About the Author

Isaac Fellman is the author of Dead Collections as well as The Breath of the Sun (published under his previous name), which won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for queer science...

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Praise for The Two Doctors Górski

“Confident and lyrical, The Two Doctors Górski is an academic gut-punch. A superb blend of the devastatingly familiar and exquisitely fantastical.”—Caitlin Starling, best-selling author of The Death of Jane Lawrence

"Wonderful voice, memorable characters and very interesting metaphysics. Couldn't put it down."—Jo Walton

"Fellman flips the Frankenstein story of scientist and creation on its head . . . The relationship between the two [doctors] is thorny and fascinating, leading into an exploration of queer monstrosity that is more overt in Fellman’s rendition than in Mary Shelley’s original. . . . This brilliant, haunting tale packs a punch."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Dead Collections

“[A] thoughtful, acerbic, bracingly hopeful book.”—The New York Times

“[A] a delightfully eccentric story of a trans vampire and archivist....Fellman thoughtfully examines gender, sexuality, and belonging through an unforgettable main character, who explores what it means to truly embody himself. This bold and self-aware story delivers the goods.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Author Fellman has sensitively constructed the complex internal landscape of a multilayered protagonist whose self-consciousness, quirks, and anxieties are palpable....Unique and emotionally deep.”—Kirkus Reviews

Utterly refreshing and thrilling. Dead Collections is a marvel that left me feeling as if miracles might lurk behind every doorway and inside every old box of papers.”—Charlie Jane Anders

“There’s something of the feeling that comes from hanging out at your friend’s work after-hours—a little fuzzy, a little surreal, a sense of getting away with something without a commensurate sense of what, if any, rules one is breaking. A remarkably efficient book about untidiness.”—Daniel M. Lavery

A moving and provocative novel, that caresses the decay nibbling at the hard edges of postmodern officescapes, exposing a sexy, neurotic, cinematic vampire love story bubbling up from the ruins.”—Jordy Rosenberg

Praise for The Breath of the Sun

“Not since The Left Hand of Darkness has any book conveyed to me the profundity of the winter journey and the intensity of relationships forged in it.”—Sarah Tolmie

“[A] compassionate and finely observed debut from an author to watch.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review