Peter S. Beagle has
given us unique works of fantasy over the years – think A FINE AND
PRIVATE PLACE, THE LAST UNICORN, and his YA TAMSIN. He does it again
with his latest urban fantasy, SUMMERLONG, that puts an entirely new
spin on the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone.
SUMMERLONG is a tale of old gods intersecting with today’s realities, and modern folk trying to comprehend the nature of old gods – as one tells Del, ’all touches change, and no touch can ever be taken back. Remember.’ Well worth reading as is anything else by this author.
Photo by Rina Weisman
The novel was on of 12 books that just missed making Joel Cunningham’s The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2016 on B&N SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG.
Remember when we said up top that 2016 was a very good year for SFF? Make that a very, very good year. We had a hell of a time narrowing our list to just 25 titles, and we’d be remiss not to mention 12 more that might have made it on a different day of the week (and certainly in any other year).
SUMMERLONG, by Peter S. Beagle
Because it reminded us that there is one master of blending the fantastical with the achingly ordinary everyday, and his name is Peter S. Beagle.
For more info on SUMMERLONG, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by Magdalena Korzeniewska
Design by Elizabeth Story