The First Last Unicorn and Other Beginnings
Featuring previously unpublished and uncollected treasures from a much-beloved fantasy icon, this lovingly curated collection is a hoard of riches and surprises. A romp through the filing cabinet of Peter S. Beagle's imagination, it is an unexpected glimpse into the curios, curiosities, and capstones of his later fiction. Included is a novella-length adventure of the last unicorn, in which she bands together with a duo of ambivalent demons to seek out her lost brethren. Additional chapters from `A Fine & Private Place,` from the unpublished novel `Mirror Kingdoms,` and even snippets from Beagle's childhood and teenaged years are included. Correspondence, running commentary, and interviews give delightful insight into the creative process of this beloved master of the genre.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9mm
- 01 Aug 2012
- Tachyon Publications
- United States
`Full of enchantment...a delicate, sensitive, yet powerful rendering of all of the intangibles that make a fairy tale unforgettable --`St. Louis Post-Dispatch `
About Peter S Beagle
Peter S. Beagle is the author of A Fine and Private Place, The Innkeeper’s Song, The Last Unicorn, The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche, Tamsin, and We Never Talk About My Brother. He wrote the screenplays for the animated feature-film versions of The Last Unicorn and The Lord of the Rings and is the recipient of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, a Hugo, and a Nebula Award. He lives in Oakland, California.