[EBOOK] Ê The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – xermadeenfotos.org
EBOOK Ê The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – xermadeenfotos.org
I had associated this book as drawing from or eferencing the Shaver Mystery mythos a statement that on eflection is exaggerated at best There are similarities evil subhumans living in the secret places under the earth the implications of their growing influence in the outer world the unveiling of the secret knowledge to the everyday characters and a sort of dreamlike paranoia and sense of persecution But this work seems drawn from Celtic or Northern European mythology of the traditional view of elves in an evil gremlin sense combined with the mythological aspects of a visit to the underworld with all the travails and conditions for entry and departureAt least for the book s first half It s not clear what St Clair had in mind for the emainder Dick Aldridge emerges from Underearth some years later to find a world unpleasantly changed and bearing some of the miasma and despair that pervades the subsurface While it is suggested that the influence of Underearth is somehow esponsible and there are indications of machinations of at least one green elf St Clair fails to make the connection explicit and meaningful and to expand upon the themes of the first half Instead it loses its way and delivers an unsatisfyingly abrupt endingHonestly an injection of Shaver Mystery would have done the. THE INVASION OF THE HALLUCINOGENIC PEOPLE FROM UNDEREARTHThey had existed from time immemorial hidden in a space warp far.
Story some good Are the green elves manipulating society to make the outer world like their homeland Is Dick seeing the world through eyes poisoned by Underearth or perhaps by mental illness Can we as eader Graeco-Egyptian Magick really trust his narration Weird fiction indeed Published in 1969 this novel from Margaret St Clair one of the few well known female SF writers from the last century concerns aace of dark elves who live in a sprawling subterranean world of caverns tunnels and waterfalls called Underearth They occasionally visit the surface to steal things and kidnap people and the narrative begins with one such kidnapping I enjoyed the writing uite a bit but my appreciation at not knowing exactly where the tale would go next was also the biggest weakness at times it came across as disjointed and meandering Still I was never bored with this very odd somewhat dated story 35 stars The stink of flesh was mingled with the atter corn There must be an abundance of both for the smell to come to me so strongly Plenty of meat and plenty of intoxicant meal to elf eyes the place to which the upward sloping passage led must seem a sort of land of Cockaigne Profoundly s I managed to track down a used copy of this book mentioned in Gygax s infamous Appendix N of inspirational Slave Again (Whispers of Refuge reading I an eminentlyeadable. Beneath the surface of the earth Until now their only form of nourishment had been a strange hallucinogenic grain Now th.
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Prose style and a story that easily kept my attention and interest I find many of the elements that were influential in the creation of DD and other early fantasy RPGs elements of fantasy even though it is set in a modern ishnear future world for 1969 an underground world encompassing the entire world a proto Underdark called the Underearth a ace much like the drow even called elves in some cases and their pets orcs and ettins the detailed descriptions of their underground existence including the addictive atter corn that provides a hallucinogenic foodstuff and the source of the don t eat anything in the faerie world superstition etc I was eminded of modules like B4 The Lost City with its underground world inhabited by hallucinating Cynideceans and D1 2 Descent into the Depths of the Earth great stuff Very definitely a creature of 1969 Berkeley CA written by one of the elder stateswomen of SF writing at the time this is a tightly written urban horror fantasy novel Kind of a cross between the films Labyrinth The Descent and Strange Days although it preceded all three There are other eviews that go into great length about how the book s tonal shift deaden it s pace and take away from it If you think of it as William S Burroughs ORPHEUS AND EURODYCE you ll be much closer to its core. Ey hungered for human flesh The earth was to be their stockyards and mankind their meatCover art by Jeffrey Catherine Jon.
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