cover image You Bright and Risen Angels

You Bright and Risen Angels

William T. Vollmann / Author Penguin Books $25 (656p) ISBN 978

``The story is an epic brew of technology, magic, politics, history and entomology, by turns fiercely satiric and good-naturedly humorous,'' maintained PW of this ``ferociously talented first novel,'' about (among other things) a pitiless war between insects and the inventors of electricity. Illustrated by the author. (Dec . )