Sunday, April 23, 2023

Reviewing the Mail: Week of April 22, 2023

It's been a while, but one book came in the mail this week. 

The book is The Essential Peter S. Beagle, Volume II: Oakland Dragon Blues and Other Stories, the back half of a two-volume series coming in May from Tachyon Publications. The letter also mentions the first volume, subtitled Lila the Werewolf and Other Stories.

As far as I can tell, the two volumes divide Beagle's career chronologically; this one seems to be all works published between 2005 and 2011. I don't know the TOC of the first volume, but this one seems to be mostly shorter works - my sense is that the last big Beagle short-fiction retrospective, Mirror Kingdoms from Subterranean about ten years ago, was more focused on novellas and longer stories.

Anyway: a major retrospective of a major writer. Something to check out.

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