Friday, 2 February 2007

Sidhe Fairy Fool

A shape-shifting black-panther, warring seraphs, a gigantic subterranean organism, a world where 99% of the population is lycanthropic and other oddities abound in our latest science fiction and fantasy picks. My fav is 'Eifelheim', a moving novel in which aliens land in a small German village just before the Black Death hits. Father Dietrich approaches the 'demons' like a natural philosopher, but sometimes he and his mediaeval townsfolk are the more alien to us.

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