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The Son of Silence

by Han Ryner
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories

The Son of Silence (1911) tells of the quest of the legendary philosopher Pythagoras looking for a vision of utopia in the philosophical and religious doctrines of the Samothracian and Eleusianian Mysteries, and the teachings of Ancient Egypt and Zarathustra.

Ryner's construction of his fictional Pythagoras is both intriguing and ingenious, and telling his story represented a challenging literary experiment as well constituting one of the most original adventures in the field of anarchist utopianism.

Cynic Parables (1913) is a highly unusual and remarkable experiment in the development and use of the parable as an art-form and exemplifies his commitment to individualistic anarchism and pacifism.

Le Fils du Silence (1911)
Paraboles Cyniques (1913)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.

Cover by Mike Hoffman

Published by Black Coat Press in August 2016
ISBN: 978-1-61227-549-9

The Brian Stableford Website