Scarborough Faire and Other Stories
by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
292 pages; ISBN: 0786250534
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
This eleven-story collection runs the gamut of speculative fiction. For the most part, the tales take place on a “mundane” earth that is where the readers and the author live, but something extraordinary occurs to this everyday environs. Some of the contributions use supernatural elements, others fantasy, and finally science fiction to tell a story of the unexpected imposing on the “normal”. Most contain humor (though some more are more subtle than others) and the key characters seem real whether they are mummies rising from roads or creatures residing in fairyland. Each tale entertains the audience who will agree on how astonishingly well Elizabeth Ann Scarborough blends the whimsical and otherworldly into the “realistic” in her telling of a pleasant story.
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