Fables from the Fountain
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Fables from the Fountain

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Eighteen original stories written as homage to Arthur C. Clarke's "Tales from the White Hart", featuring many of today's top genre writers.

The Fountain, a traditional London pub situated in Holborn, just off Chancery Lane, where Michael, the landlord, serves excellent real ales and dodgy ploughman's, ably assisted by barmaids Sally and Bogna.

The Fountain, in whose Paradise...more
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published by Newcon Press (first published May 1st 2011)
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James Everington
This was an interesting themed anthology, based around a group of people telling stories in the kind of pub I wish was MY local... It is based on Arthur C Clarke's Tales From The White Hart, and indeed the last story by Adam Roberts has some fun with several other Clarke tales.

What's nice about the book is that, despite the many different authors, each story is linked by being set in the same location, and gradually the reader gets a real sense of The Fountain, its staff, and its patrons. The in...more
Ming Siu
A spread of stories for every sort of sci-fi fan, whether you like hard, techy SF or a gentler touch. The authors all have fun with the concept, though some are more entertaining than others.
Tim Taylor
Absolutely brilliant. There should be more stories about real ale and science fiction. I didn't rate it because I have a connection with the publisher.
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