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    { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Margaret St. Clair characters The Shadow People 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 kno

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    { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za 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 Auarius 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 t

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    { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Margaret St. Clair Margaret St. Clair Æ 0 Download 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 co

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    { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za 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 25 star read and of interest to fans of fantasy books from the 60s and 70s

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    { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za ''The stink of flesh was mingled with the atter corn There must be an abundance of both for the smell to come to me so strongly Plenty of meat and plenty of intoxicant meal—to elf eyes the place to which the upward sloping passage led must seem a sort of land of Cockaigne''Profoundly strangeA book of two very distinct halves The first half of The Shadow People is a descent into a subterranean Hell in Earth An undergrou

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    { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za 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 b

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    Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Margaret St. Clair Margaret St. Clair Æ 0 Download { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za I managed to track down a used copy of this book mentioned in Gygax's infamous Appendix N of inspirational read

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    { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za Margaret St. Clair Æ 0 Download 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 shortT

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    Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Margaret St. Clair { Pdf } The Shadow People by Margaret St. Clair – hellobuy.co.za Very definitely a creature of 1969 Berkeley CA written by one of the elder stateswomen of SF writing at the time this is a tightly written urban horror fantasy novel Kind of a cross between the films “Labyrinth” “The Descent” and “Strange Days” although it preceded all three There are other reviews that go into great length about how the book’s tonal shift deaden it’s pace and take away from it If you think of it as “Willi

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    characters The Shadow People Margaret St. Clair Æ 0 Download Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Margaret St. Clair What an odd read Enjoyed it though Very 60s

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Margaret St. Clair Æ 0 Download Download The Shadow People ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ey hungered for human flesh The earth was to be their stockyards and mankind their meatCover art by Jeffrey Catherine Jon. 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 shortThere 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 pause except for one part right near the end to give any serious explanation The tidied ends actually detract from the story some to my mindThe character of Carol is grating but I suppose maybe as a symbolic maiden or something she fits the bill Worth a read if you have a spare couple of hours

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Margaret St. Clair Æ 0 Download Download The Shadow People ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook THE INVASION OF THE HALLUCINOGENIC PEOPLE FROM UNDEREARTHThey had existed from time immemorial hidden in a space warp far. 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 view of elves in an evil gremlin sense combined with the mythological aspects of a visit to the underworld with all the travails and conditions for entry and departureAt least for the book s first half It s not clear what St Clair had in mind for the remainder Dick Aldridge emerges from Underearth some years later to find a world unpleasantly changed and bearing some of the miasma and despair that pervades the subsurface While it is suggested that the influence of Underearth is somehow responsible and there are indications of machinations of at least one green elf St Clair fails to make the connection explicit and meaningful and to expand upon the themes of the first half Instead it loses its way and delivers an unsatisfyingly abrupt endingHonestly an injection of Shaver Mystery would have done the story some good Are the green elves manipulating society to make the outer world like their homeland Is Dick seeing the world through eyes poisoned by Underearth or perhaps by mental illness Can we as reader really trust his narration

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Margaret St. Clair Æ 0 Download Download The Shadow People ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Beneath the surface of the earth Until now their only form of nourishment had been a strange hallucinogenic grain Now th. The stink of flesh was mingled with the atter corn There must be an abundance of both for the smell to come to me so strongly Plenty of meat and plenty of intoxicant meal to elf eyes the place to which the upward sloping passage led must seem a sort of land of Cockaigne Profoundly strangeA book of two very distinct halves The first half of The Shadow People is a descent into a subterranean Hell in Earth An underground world filled with emaciated semi human denizens who rape and fight but rarely kill one another and where humans are captured from the overworld to serve as playthings and food for the underground s silent barely sentient creatures of impulseThe creatures themselves pose little direct threat fearful as they are of steel and the underworld s real danger is the intoxicating allure of its ingestible hallucinatory depression a drug so potent and which creates a hopelessness so pervasive that even the underworld s own creatures have given themselves over to its luxuriant sorrowThe second half changes pace and tone completely morphing into a weird macabre drama that takes place in a vaguely dystopian near future America where everyone talks in whispered half truths about things they can t even be sure are half trueIt pulls in sci fi wicca classical literature social decay urbanisation and conspiracy theories all while keeping the trauma of the characters who visited the underworld at the centre of the narrativeBoth halves play with the theme of myth and legend in fascinating ways and the whole book is suffused throughout with a strange grim psychedelia It feels almost like something David Lynch would come up with if he was concerned less with Americana and with American folklore Deeply weird but very goodOne of those rare few books that contains a truly uniue truly alien truly strange world and for that alone it s worth a read

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  • The Shadow People
  • Margaret St. Clair
  • English
  • 26 March 2020
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