Somerset Dreams And Other Fictions.

By: Wilhelm, Kate

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Grading: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


SF novel.

''it was not until the late 1960's that she began to release the mature stories which have made her career an object lesson in the costs and benefits of the market, for it seemed clear from about 1970 that she was most happy as a writer at the commercially unpopular novella length, and least happy as a novelist. Her response was to publish short stories and novellas, frequently brought together in book form as ''speculative fiction'', while at the same time producing intermittently capable and variously ambitious full-length tales. The strongest of these stories are exercises in capturing the significant texture of the new in the context of individual lives; time and again, a tale begins within the shaky domesticity of the family and moves suddenly to an sf or fantasy perspective from which, chillingly, the fragility of our social worlds can be discerned. At this point, at the point of maximum realization, her best stories generally stop'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: Somerset Dreams And Other Fictions.

Author Name: Wilhelm, Kate

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Harper & Row: NY.: 1978.

ISBN Number: 0060146494

ISBN Number 13: 9780060146498

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Seller ID: 01676