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PS Publishing presents Past Magic, MacLeod's third collection, and his strongest yet.

The tales gathered here range from slyly rendered time travel to Lovecraftian horror, from alternate histories of theocratic ascendancy and alienated celebrities to a vision of an astronaut lost between universes, from vivid speculative social realism to a meditation on the place of realis
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Hardcover, Limited signed & numbered (500 copies), 300 pages
Published October 2006 by PS Publishing (first published May 1st 2006)
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Bill Reynolds
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'd only ever read his novels before, but his stories are a marvel. I'm used to Ian writing Science Fiction or Fantasy, and most of the stories here qualify, but this sees him also dipping into the Cthulhu Mythos with excellent results. Highly recommended if you can find it.
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Nevermore and Snodgrass are great stories.
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Ian R. MacLeod is the acclaimed writer of challenging and innovative speculative and fantastic fiction. His most recent novel, Wake Up and Dream, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, while his previous works have won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the World Fantasy Award, and have been translated into many languages. His short story, “Snodgrass,” was ...more
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