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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Da Vinci Rising
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'"Da Vinci Rising" takes place in Florence, Italy, during the 15th-century. Leonardo Da Vinci, the unprecedented inventor, painter, sculptor, and architect, has promised Lorenzo de' Medici that in two weeks' time he'll be prepared to launch his great "flying machine," an invention that will "carry man in the air like a bird. . . ." A series of mishaps, design flaws, and accidents send Leonardo and his apprentice, Niccolo Machiavelli, back into his studio to rethink and redesign his "Great Bird." When his device is perfected, it's put to use in ways Leonardo cannot control.'

Source: Strange Horizons ( (Sighted: 1/7/2014).


  • Author's website notes that 'this novella integrates several sections of Dann's novel The Memory Cathedral with approximately 5000 words of new material'. Source: Sighted 28/03/2011.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Asimov's Science Fiction vol. 19 no. 6 May 1995 Z1768822 1995 periodical issue science fiction 1995 pg. 116-166
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Jubilee Jack Dann , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2001 Z895073 2001 selected work short story novella

    A retrospective collection of Jack Dann's short stories. The stories were originally published between 1978 and 2001.

    Pymble : HarperCollins , 2001
    pg. 238-299
Last amended 1 Jul 2014 15:03:53
  • c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1400-1499
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