In THE ESSENTIAL PETER S. BEAGLE, the legendary creator of The Last Unicorn, demonstrates the same feats of imagination in his short stories
The recently released THE ESSENTIAL PETER S. BEAGLE (Volumes I and II) unsurprisingly garnered a lot of attention with reviews of both volumes from Girl Who Reads, VOLUME I: LILA THE WEREWOLF AND OTHER STORIES by Thornfield Hall Redux, and VOLUME II: OAKLAND DRAGON BLUES AND OTHER STORIES from Sarah Evermotion’s Book Thoughts. Fantasy Cafe shares excerpts from each volume and hosts a giveaway!
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Peter Beagle says it perfectly himself in one of his stories: “…the artist isn’t the magic. The artist is the sight, the artist is someone who knows magic when he sees it.” To our everlasting benefit, we get to see the magic that he did.Girl Who Reads
I am thoroughly enjoying THE ESSENTIAL PETER S. BEAGLE, a two-volume collection of the award-winning author’s short stories. As a child I loved his novel, The Last Unicorn, and am delighted to find the same feats of imagination in the short stories. In “Lila and the Werewolf,” a young man, Farrell, is distraught to learn that his new girlfriend, Lila, is a werewolf. His gift is for acceptance, but the problems of lycanthropy multiply speedily.Thornfield Hall Redux
Regardless this collection is still fantastic. I’ve already requested copies for my birthday and I will 100% reread them. I cannot wait to return to the story about the backwoods dragon breeders – I live in moonshine country so that really amused and delighted me.Sarah Evermotion’s Book Thoughts
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Today I’m thrilled to have a couple of excerpts from The Essential Peter S. Beagle to share with you—plus a giveaway! Peter S. Beagle’s fiction includes The Last Unicorn, A Fine and Private Place, The Innkeeper’s Song, In Calabria, the Mythopoeic Award–winning novels Tamsin and The Folk of the Air, and the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novelette “Two Hearts.” He has also written screenplays, including those for the 1978 animated film The Lord of the Rings, The Last Unicorn, and the Star Trek: Next Generation episode “Sarek.” His plethora of work has earned him both the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award and SFWA’s lifetime achievement award, being named a Damon Knight Grand Master.Fantasy Cafe
Containing illustrations by Stephanie Law, both THE ESSENTIAL PETER S. BEAGLE, VOLUME I: LILA THE WEREWOLF AND OTHER STORIES with an introduction by Jane Yolen and THE ESSENTIAL PETER S. BEAGLE, VOLUME II: OAKLAND DRAGON BLUES AND OTHER STORIES with an introduction by Meg Elison were released yesterday. (These are also available in one volume as signed limited editions.) Keep reading for more information and one excerpt from each volume beginning with the author’s story notes—and click below for a chance to win a digital copy of both volumes (open internationally) or a print ARC of the second volume (US only)!
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