The Recipearium

The brilliant Costi Gurgu’s seminal work—the Recipearium is finally available in English.  White Cat Publications is proud to announce that Recipearium is now up for sale at Amazon.  Just listen to some of the accolades he’s received for this lush tale:

Costi Gurgu — the top Romanian science-fiction writer — finally breaks through into the English-language market with RecipeArium, a brilliant, haunting tale. Move over China Miéville — this is the new new weird, a fabulous book with a distinctive, compelling voice.”
— Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of FlashForward

“Not for the faint of heart or imagination, Gurgu’s RecipeArium reveals an alien realm where sex, politics, and a species’ history are fused into terrible yet vital acts of consumption. Intense and unforgettable.”
Julie E. Czerneda, author of This Gulf of Time and Stars

RecipeArium is a startling, even provocative book, yet it’s written in such clear luminous prose and peopled with such sympathetic characters that you’ll be pulled right in. Like the finest cuisine, it will leave you satisfied yet wanting more.”
Karl Schroeder, author of the Virga series

Gurgu delivers a full course meal of epic transcendence in an alien landscape that is at once grotesque and wondrously compelling.  From the vast and forgotten lands of the Edge of the World to the corrupt decadence and intrigue of the nobility who dwell inside the monstrous Carami, Gurgu’s RecipeArium unveils a  fascinating world in transformation. RecipeArium is a sensual metaphoric tale that explores the dialectic quest of duality to realize itself as whole.  Imaginative. Outrageous. Original. Gurgu subverts traditional fantasy and SF with the  promise of  new heights in storytelling.”
Nina Munteanu, author of the Splintered Universe trilogy

RecipeArium is a sumptuous chronicle of alien culture and cutthroat intrigue, set in a city in the belly of a gargantuan beast. Gurgu’s novel gives you an exotic, daring banquet that you will not soon forget.”
Tony Pi, Finalist, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

RecipeArium is uniquely captivating, intriguing, and compelling. Costi Gurgu engages all the senses, tears the envelope to ribbons, and triggers the deepest erogenous crevices of the mind. The story lingers, long after  you  finish the book, enticing you to question the existential boundaries of hunger. Costi Gurgu accomplishes what all great science fiction authors aim to do—look at something commonplace (eating a meal) in a primal and ultramodern way. RecipeArium drops nouveau cuisine and lust in a blender and presses liquify.”
Suzanne Church, Aurora Award winning author of Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction and Soul Larcenist

Now if that’s not high praise I don’t know what is!

 

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