Colonization Of a Cold Planet
Published by Two Cultures Press (2008)
A verse play for voices that originally appeared in the periodical Northward Journal (#25, 1982) published by Penumbra Press, now available in book format. The inspiration for the work was George Whalley’s The Legend of John Hornby which describes how John Hornby, a self-proclaimed wilderness expert, took his naïve 18 year old cousin, and another young man anxious to learn about survival in the North, to spend the winter of 1926-1927 by the Thelon River in the arctic, in the barren lands of the Northwest Territories. The expected spring caribou migration failed to pass their camp, and Hornby, deluded about his ability to live off the land, had not brought adequate provisions. This original story is transformed by what Quill & Quire reviewer called Stange’s "precise and elegant" style into a disturbing psychological drama—one played out on a distant planet in a distant time.
Two Cultures Press (2008)
Softcover (6x9 inches) 72 pages
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