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The masques of 17th century Europe presented dramatic entertainments based on mythic themes and enhanced by lavish costumes and sets. The entertainments in Bruce Boston's Masque of Dreams fashion myths of their own and are enhanced by the voice of a poet, often lyric and at times pyrotechnic. Journey to the heart of a mutant rain forest that strikes back against the encroa ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published October 12th 2009 by Wildside Press (first published 2001)
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Arnstein H. Pettersen
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stories made from dream substance, idiosyncratically presented, the foremost of which are now collected.

Bruce Boston has a tendency towards absurd storylines set in fantastical worlds, stories that progress disjointedly or in irrational twists, stories where the red thread swerve left and right as they abandon old storylines and find new ones to follow instead; in other words, these stories act like dreams and Masque of Dreams contain thirty-seven of these spread across short stories and poems o
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Nov 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
“One of Wildside’s latest comes from poet Bruce Boston, whose prose sings like a mix of E. T. A. Hoffman and Hawthorne, Borges and Bierce. His Masque of Dreams collects nearly two dozen brilliant stories, ranging across all emotional and narrative terrains.” --Paul Di Filippo, The Washington Post

“...from gentle and gritty realism through science fiction to simple and complex fantasy...in quality from good to excellent....If Bruce Boston has written a poor story...I have yet to read it. Masque of
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I've published fifty books and chapbooks, including the novels Stained Glass Rain and the best-of fiction collection Masque of Dreams. My work ranges from broad humor to literary surrealism, with many stops along the way for science fiction, fantasy, and horror. My novel The Guardener's Tale (Sam's Dot, 2007) was a Bram Stoker Award Finailist and a Prometheus Award Nominee. My stories and poems ha ...more
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