Without comment but featuring the gorgeous Magdalena Korzeniewska cover, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY includes Peter S. Beagle long-anticipated new novel SUMMERLONG on their Fall 2016 Adult Announcements: SF, Fantasy & Horror.
GENRIFY also lists the book without comment but sans cover in Anticipated Science Fiction and Fantasy for late 2016.
At NERDS OF A FEATHER, FLOCK TOGETHER, Zhaoyun’s Totally Reasonable Summer Reading List, 2016 Edition comments about the cover.
4. Summerlong, by Peter Beagle
I’m trying to become shallower, more impulsive, and capable of baseless snap-judgments, so I base most book decisions these days on—you guessed it—the covers! Summerlong’s is delightful, and has raised my expectations quite high. But aren’t I just setting myself up for disappointment, you say? Maybe…but it’s the world’s fault for making such a pretty cover J
BASTIAN’S BOOK REVIEWS loves the novel.
The novel is richly evocative and atmospheric, slowly building a sense of the unreal from subtle beginnings to ever more archetypal, mythical proportions. It’s full of detail that adds to the atmosphere, but lean and not bloated with a single unnecessary word. The human relationships, dialogue, habits – they are utterly authentic, as if taken from real life.
If you like mythical fantasy, it is a wonderful treat. Even if that’s not a genre you’re familiar with, you’ll struggle to find a more absorbing, beautiful novel this year.
For more info on SUMMERLONG, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Magdalena Korzeniewska
Design by Elizabeth Story