The Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel joins the SF Masterworks list.
In an America where the miraculous is par for the course, where magic and myths are as real as shopping malls and television game shows, Jennifer Mazdan listens to the modern storytellers recite the tales of the Founders.
But when strange things start to happen and Jennie becomes pregnant - from a dream - she enters a struggle which threatens her own life and causes her to question everything she has ever learned.
Unquenchable Fire won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1989.
Rachel Pollack is a poet and writer, author of more than 40 works of fiction and non-fiction, translated into 14 languages, including Unquenchable Fire, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Godmother Night, winner of the World Fantasy Award, and The Child Eater, a Guardian Book of the Year, published by Jo Fletcher Books, which draws on her extensive knowledge of the Tarot - she is one of the world's foremost authorities. 78 Degrees of Wisdom, 'the Bible of tarot card readers', is considered a classic. She wrote the text for the Tarot decks of Salvador Dali and Hermann Haindl and worked with Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman on the Vertigo Tarot Deck. During her time working on the DC comic book series Doom Patrol she introduced the transsexual character Coagula and the bandage people dealt with such rarely addressed comic-book topics as menstruation, sexual identity and transsexuality. The Body of the Goddess: Sacred Wisdom in Myths, Landscape and Culture draws on the works of scholars, scientists and artists, bringing together history, archaeology, mythology and the author's own experiences. She has lived and taught in Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand. She now lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.