Mirror Kingdoms

Mirror KingdomsAlso from Sub Press is MIRROR KINGDOMS, a 200,000 word collection of Peter S Beagle’s short stories. This volume has been on my wants list for months, and I can hardly bear the waiting. From Sub Press’s website:

‘When New York Times Bestselling writer Tad Williams described Peter S. Beagle as a “bandit prince out to steal reader’s hearts” he touched on a truth that readers have known for fifty years. Beagle, whose work has touched generations of readers around the world, has spun rich, romantic and very funny tales that have beguiled and enchanted readers of all ages.

During the first forty years of his career Beagle also wrote a small handful, scarcely a dozen, short stories. Classics like “Come Lady Death”, “Lila and the Werewolf”, “Julie’s Unicorn”, “Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros”, and the tales that make up Giant Bones. And then, starting just five years ago, he turned his attention to short fiction in earnest, and produced a stunning array of new stories including the Hugo and Nebula Award winning follow up to The Last Unicorn, “Two Hearts”, WSFA Small Press Award winner “El Regalo”, and wonderful stories like the surrealist “The Last and Only”, the haunting “The Rabbi’s Hobby” and others.

Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle collects the very best of these stories, over 200,000 words worth, ranging across 45 years of his career from early stories to freshly minted tales that will surprise and amaze readers. It’s a book which shows, more than any other, just how successful this bandit prince from the streets of New York has been at stealing our hearts and underscores how much we hope he’ll keep on doing so.’