Excerpt: The Fey of Cloudmoor by Terry Brooks

Multiverse edited by Greg Bear & Gardner Dozois is available for order now on Subterranean Press and The Signed Page!

It is an anthology celebrating the life’s work of science fiction grandmaster Poul Anderson. Anderson has had an amazing influence on many of today’s writers and some of those writers were invited by Greg Bear and Gardner Dozois to write additional stories set in the universes that Anderson created.

Terry has always been a Poul Anderson fan and he jumped at the chance to write a sequel to the Anderson story The Queen of Air and Darkness. After all, the story won the Hugo Award for Best Novella and the Locus Award for Best Short Story in 1972, and the Nebula Award for Best Novelette in 1971. It is a beautifully written story, one that left a large impression on Terry when he read it even as he wrote The Sword of Shannara.

The story that Terry contributed to Multiverse? The Fey of Cloudmoor!

Here is a look at the interior pages of the book. And if you click on one of them, you can read the first page excerpt from Terry’s story:

To order a copy signed by Terry, Greg Bear and Astrid Bear, click HERE.

Happy reading!


8 responses to “Excerpt: The Fey of Cloudmoor by Terry Brooks”

    • I don’t know, of course, whether knowledge of the Anderson story is a prerequisite or not, but as this is “a sequel to the Anderson story” I assume that reading said story first will give at least a richer reading experience.

      You seem to be under the impression that The Queen of Air and Darkness is a novel since since you refer to it as “book”. It is actually a novella and has been included in several collections (cf. http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?41025).
      It shouldn’t be too difficult to get hold of the story. Used copies of the Anderson collection of the same name can be found at $0.01 (+ S&H) at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006WA21O/
      A not-too-expensive ebook edition is also available: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005K8H3PM/

        • I’m not aware that Anderson expanded the story into a novel so I guess you’re talking of an edition of the story collection which was named after the story to be in found inside. I’m also a happy owner of one of these! 😉

          Oh, unless you are referring to T. H. White’s novel which is part of his King Arthur cycle.

          Anyway, my point was not to argue whether or not books (collections) exist that also bear the title story’s name. What I was rather trying to point out for Jon is that he doesn’t have to read an entire book but that Terry’s story is a sequel to a piece of short fiction, not an entire novel.

          Sorry if I my post was misleading.

          • Anderson didn’t expand the story. It is a novella. It’s titled The Queen of Air and Darkness & Other Stories. It’s a tiny little book with only four stories in it. It’s a First Printing paperback from 1973. Pretty neato. 🙂

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