A Brilliant Void


A selection of  short Irish Science Fiction writing.

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An astronomer challenges an emperor.

A hunter pursues the last dinosaur through a remote rainforest. 

A young Kerryman emigrates to the Moon to seek his fortune.


These fifteen darkly funny stories illuminate a side of Irish literary history that is often overlooked. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the winds of change came rushing in Ireland’s direction. Science and technology would transform everything: life, love, death, crime, war, and even history itself.

Edited and introduced by Jack Fennell, this collection of lesser-known works of classic Irish science fiction includes stories by Frances Power Cobbe, Fitz-James O’Brien, Charlotte McManus and Cathal Ó Sándair.

A Brilliant Void as the fifth in Tramp Press’s Recovered Voice list.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 13.8 × 2.3 × 21.6 cm



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Jack Fennell