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Sylvow (Paperback)

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In the city of Sylvow, brother and sister Claudia and Leo Vestra made a childhood promise to each other: he would look after the plants and she would look after the animals. Unlike most promises, both of these were kept - each in their own way. Claudia is now a vet - looking after pampered pets or putting down strays and leading a mundane life in the city. Leo, on the othe ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published September 13th 2010 by Eibonvale Press
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Jun 16, 2012 Seregil of Rhiminee rated it really liked it
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Douglas Thompson's Sylvow is a science fiction book, which contains several different kind of elements: philosophy, science fiction, horror and surrealism. Although Sylvow is science fiction, it's also possible to call it weird fiction or literary surrealism, because the story is weird. The structure of this book is interesting, because there's an interlude chapter in the middle of the book.

The events take place in the city of Sylvow, which is an imaginary city in Northern Europe. According to t
Jan 31, 2011 Neil rated it liked it
One of the most extraordinary reading experiences I've had in years. The breadth of imaginative construction, especially in the latter half of the book when the city becomes colonized, is eye-popping. If I have a genuine disappointment to air I think it would be that the final chapters in which the world has changed radically from the start of the story are dealt with too quickly. I wanted to explore this new world more, and I especially wanted to hear more about what became of Veronika (the boo ...more
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Douglas Thompson's short stories have appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, most recently Ambit, Postscripts, and New Writing Scotland. He won the Grolsch/Herald Question of Style Award in 1989 and second prize in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition in 2007. His first book, "Ultrameta", was published by Eibonvale Press in August 2009, nominated for the Edge Hill Prize, and shortlist ...more
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