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    Quote Originally Posted by Palaralae View Post
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    Oooh, I've seen that mentioned elsewhere. I think I need to read that, sounds like it's very much up my alley.
    It's a very American Neverwhere... excepts that its an anthology, not a single story by a single author.

    My favorite installments are from the author Will Shetterly, particularly Elsewhere and Nevernever (while set in the "Bordertown" aren't actually part of Terri Windling's anthologies).
    Hop on in, this rabbit hole is deep.

 

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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
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    It's a very American Neverwhere... excepts that its an anthology, not a single story by a single author.

    My favorite installments are from the author Will Shetterly, particularly Elsewhere and Nevernever (while set in the "Bordertown" aren't actually part of Terri Windling's anthologies).
    I just got to read some bits on a Google preview, and it's exactly up my alley. It's too bad the originals are out of print and a bit on the spendy side for a paperback. Seeing that there is a Dancing Ferret club in there made me grin in delight; that's an actual record label that does some very alternative, Goth-y music through which I've found multiple cool new bands.

    One of the introductions mentions its influence and influences, one of which is Neil Gaima Stardust (ahem *pointed look*), since that also is very much about a literal Border town, and also Emma Bull's War For The Oaks which I went head over heels for.

    I think I saw Terri Windling at a panel, once; she liked my question I asked her about various faery tale tropes. Or maybe it was Ellen Datlow; those two are permabound in my mind for the anthologies of modern faery tales they edited.


    Edit: Have you read de Lint's stuff set in Newford? It is similarly excellent, but a bit more on the 'dreamy' side than gritty. There was also the shoutout to his influence and works in the introduction I read.
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    So we sleep all day
    And we rise at night
    And we spread our wings and take into the skies.
    We do it all our way
    Live our lives like that
    'Cause there’s no one here to fill our heads with lies

    And when the people all stop and stare
    And say, “Why you gotta be like that?”
    When the people all stop and stare
    And say, “Why you gotta dress like that?”
    When the people all stop and stare
    And say, “Why you gotta be like that?”
    I just punch 'em in the eye
    And I bite 'em on the thigh
    And I kick 'em in their ass where the sun don’t shine
    I look 'em in the eye and tell 'em
    I was raised by bats!

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