Italo Calvino

The definitive edition of the cosmicomics, Italo Calvino’s short stories explores natural phenomena and the universe’s origins. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of these enchanting stories—including some never before translated—in one volume for the first time.

Italo Calvino’s beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the universe’s origins. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these thirty-four sensational stories—collected here in one definitive anthology—relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world. They are a memorable (and unfailingly delightful) literary achievement.