He and Poe have exchanged places: Perry will thrive in the dark, romantic world where lead can be transmuted to gold, ravens can speak, orangutans can commit murder, and beautiful women are easy to come by; while Poe is now doomed to live out his life a misfit, and end as a pauper, a drunk, and a genius....
". .. original and truly excellent. . . . One of the strangest and most compelling fantasies I've ever read." — Science Fiction Chronicle
"Two excellent authors have mes styles, imaginations, and visions of Poe good effect here . . . recommended. . — Booklist
". . . intelligent, lively, fun-loving adventures ... an awful lot of fun." — The New York Review Science Fiction