The Line Between

The Line Between


By (author) Peter S. Beagle

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  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 206 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 23mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1892391368
  • ISBN 13: 9781892391360
  • Sales rank: 288,627

Product description

The long-awaited sequel to the popular classic The Last Unicorn is the centerpiece of this powerful collection of new tales from a fantasy master. As longtime fans have come to expect, the stories are written with a grace and style similar to fantasy's most original voices, such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Fritz Leiber, and Kurt Vonnegut. Traditional themes are typically infused with modern sensibilities--reincarnated lovers and waning kings rub shoulders with heroic waifs; Schmendrick the Magician returns to adventure, as does the ghost of an off-Broadway actor and a dream-stealing shapeshifter; and Gordon, the delightfully charming "self-made cat," appears for the first time in print, taking his place alongside Stuart Little as a new favorite of the young at heart. This wide-ranging compilation contains sly humor and a resounding depth that will charm fans of literary fantasy.

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Author information

Peter S. Beagle is the best-selling author of "The Last Unicorn," which has sold a reported five million copies since its initial publication in 1968. His other novels include "A Fine & Private Place," "The Innkeeper's Song," and "Tamsin." His short fiction has been collected in four volumes by Tachyon Publications, including "The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche," "The Line Between," "We Never Talk About My Brother," and "Sleight of Hand." He has won the Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, and Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire awards as well as the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Review quote

"One of my favorite writers." --Madeleine L'Engle, author, A Wrinkle in Time and A Swiftly Tilting Planet "Peter S. Beagle illuminates with his own particular magic such commonplace matters as ghosts, unicorns, and werewolves." --Ursula K. LeGuin, author, A Wizard of Earthsea and The Left Hand of Darkness "A cornucopia of delights; mark this as a major contender for Collection of the Year." -- Locus Magazine "A wonderful collection...Each story is a gem...Read it for any reason you can find, but read it." --SFRevu "A collection of his recent stories shows Beagle is still a fresh and charming author." -- The Denver Post "Each one of the stories gathered here is aimed directly at the heart." --SF Site "At his best, Peter S. Beagle outshines the moon, the sun, the stars, the entire galaxy." -- The Seattle Times "Everything here is quite wonderful. You will certainly discover your own favorites in The Line Between ." -- Green Man Review