We Never Talk about My Brother
"By Moonlight" by Peter S. Beagle was named Best Novelette at the 2010 Locus Awards. The novelette comes from the collection We Never Talk About My BrotherModern parables of love, death, and transformation are peppered with melancholy in this extraordinary collection of contemporary fantasy. Each... show more
"By Moonlight" by Peter S. Beagle was named Best Novelette at the 2010 Locus Awards. The novelette comes from the collection We Never Talk About My BrotherModern parables of love, death, and transformation are peppered with melancholy in this extraordinary collection of contemporary fantasy. Each short story cultivates a whimsical sense of imagination and reveals a mature, darker voice than previously experienced from this legendary author. In one tale the Angel of Death enjoys newfound celebrity while moonlighting as an anchorman on the network news, while in another the shortsighted ruler of a gentle realm betrays himself in dreaming of a "manageable war." Further storylines include an American librarian who discovers that, much to his surprise and sadness, he is the last living Frenchman, and rivals in a supernatural battle who decide to forgo pistols at dawn, choosing instead to duel with dramatic recitations of terrible poetry. Featuring several previously unpublished stories alongside a bevy of recently released works, this haunting compilation is appealing to both genre readers and mainstream literature lovers.
Publish date: March 15th 2009
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Magical Realism
, Short Stories
Peter S. Beagle esta entre lo mejor de lo mejor de la fantasía y domina infinidad de estilos y temas dentro de ella. Que Charles de Lint haga la introducción solo es la cereza en el pastel de esta belleza de libro.
I find short stories a little frustrating - too long for a T ride, too short to enjoy the story, but most of these were very good and who can resist a duel of bad poetry?
Had to mark this anthology, though I've only (so far) read the stories that previously debuted in Strange Roads, a chapbook collaboration published with artist Lisa Snellings. The two stories: Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel is an amazing story of compulsion and compassion. The story Spook,...
Not a very interesting collection of short stories, and all of them were written in first person POV. In addition, all of the narrators seemed to have the same voice.