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The Resource The eightfold path, written by Steven Barnes and Dr. Charles Johnson ; illustrated by Bryan Christopher Moss

The eightfold path, written by Steven Barnes and Dr. Charles Johnson ; illustrated by Bryan Christopher Moss

Label
The eightfold path
Title
The eightfold path
Statement of responsibility
written by Steven Barnes and Dr. Charles Johnson ; illustrated by Bryan Christopher Moss
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From award-winning authors Charles Johnson and Steven Barnes comes a graphic novel anthology of interconnected Afrofuturistic parables inspired by the teachings of Buddha. Eight strangers looking for enlightenment from an ancient spiritual teacher are trapped in a cave high in the mountains on their way to his temple. One of his acolytes directs them to each tell a story that the group can learn from as they wait out the horrible snowstorm that rages outside the cave's entrance. One by one the travelers each share a story that, unbeknownst to them, is actually a morality tale representing one of the aspects of final enlightenment as taught in Buddhism. As the wind howls through the night, they tell symbolic stories of horror, dystopia, high adventure, cyberpunk, and urban fantasy. Each story is a spoke on the symbolic Dharma wheel, and each interlocking tale gets the travelers closer to their true destiny--unveiling the future of the entire human race. This remarkable collection borrows heavily from the traditions of pop-culture morality anthology series such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, Lovecraft Country, and the publications of E.C. Comics. Heavily influenced by the science fiction pulps of the 1950s and 1960s, this brilliant collection remixes classic social narratives such as Plato's Allegory of the Cave, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and The Arabian Nights, through an edgy, contemporary, yet spiritually centered lens. In The Eightfold Path, our destinies lie in heeding the lessons given in every one of these entrancing tales"--Publisher website
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Steven
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.B3536
LC item number
E34 2022
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Johnson, Charles
  • Moss, Bryan Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Enlightenment (Buddhism)
  • Enlightenment (Buddhism)
  • Eightfold Path
  • Eightfold Pat
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Fate and fatalism
Target audience
adult
Label
The eightfold path, written by Steven Barnes and Dr. Charles Johnson ; illustrated by Bryan Christopher Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1237252930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781419744471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1237252930
Label
The eightfold path, written by Steven Barnes and Dr. Charles Johnson ; illustrated by Bryan Christopher Moss
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1237252930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781419744471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1237252930

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