The Shadow People

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  • Title: The Shadow People
  • Author: Margaret St. Clair
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  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback

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The Shadow People

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  1. I had associated this book as drawing from or referencing the Shaver Mystery mythos, a statement that on reflection is exaggerated at best There are similarities evil subhumans living in the secret places under the earth, the implications of their growing influence in the outer world, the unveiling of the secret knowledge to the everyday characters, and a sort of dreamlike paranoia and sense of persecution But this work seems drawn from Celtic or Northern European mythology, of the traditional [...]


  2. Weird story about hippies, elves, an underworld and a distopian society I ve not read any of Margaret St Clair s stories before so I didn t really know what to expect going in to this novel It was written in 1969 and parts of it were good, while other parts seemed to slip and go nowhere It s of a 2.5 star read, and of interest to fans of fantasy books from the 60s and 70s.


  3. Margaret Sinclair turned to writing books in the 1960 s I don t know why her short story output declines after 1960, but I think it may have had to do with monetary reasons Science Fiction and Fantasy became big sellers in the Age of Aquarius Authors are often forced to write to pay the bills Although the genesis of this novel may have been in the back of her mind for years, the second part seems to have been created for the specific era it was written.The Shadow People is very much a product of [...]



  4. Totally unique and different, disconcerting, strangely circular when one least expects it More for fans of Delaney than De Camp, I would say.


  5. Ad copy lie THE INVASION OF THE HALLUCINOGENIC PEOPLE FROM UNDEREARTH They had existed from time immemorial, hidden in a space warp far beneath the surface of the earth Until now, their only form of nourishment had been a strange hallucinogenic grain Now, they hungered for human flesh The earth was to be their stockyards and mankind their meat Of this, the entire back cover copy, only the second sentence is not a lie, either outright or by implication The front cover says, They came from the Und [...]


  6. I managed to track down a used copy of this book, mentioned in Gygax s in famous Appendix N of inspirational reading I an eminently readable prose style, and a story that easily kept my attention and interest I find many of the elements that were influential in the creation of DD and other early fantasy RPGs elements of fantasy even though it is set in a modern ish near future world for 1969 an underground world encompassing the entire world a proto Underdark, called the Underearth , a race muc [...]


  7. Decent read can t remember if this is Appendix N but it s related and pertinent Well crafted, I suppose, in a way that is unsettling Pretty short.There is a jarring transposition from late 60 s hippie culture to fantasy underworld to gonzo robot police state which some have suggested is a mental health trope but I don t see it Maybe a metaphor for addiction and the rise of computer controlled fascism may be apt YMMV of course I liked it because it hints at much deeper things but doesn t really [...]


  8. Weird fiction, indeed Published in 1969, this novel from Margaret St Clair, one of the few well known female SF writers from the last century, concerns a race of dark elves who live in a sprawling subterranean world of caverns, tunnels and waterfalls called Underearth They occasionally visit the surface to steal things and kidnap people and the narrative begins with one such kidnapping I enjoyed the writing quite a bit, but my appreciation at not knowing exactly where the tale would go next was [...]


  9. The Shadow People 1969 set in a netherworld of Underground caverns beneath the daylit world effectively present Pocket Universes without significantly moving in the expected manner towards any convincing sort of Conceptual Breakthrough into a wider perspective.


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