A new novel by Peter S. Beagle is a major publishing event. His last novel, I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons (2007), mysteriously never appeared in print, but The Last Unicorn (1968) was ranked the #5 All-Time Best Fantasy Novel in the 1987 Locus Poll. The Folk of the Air (1986) and Tamsin (1999) both won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and The Innkeeper’s Song (1993) won the Locus Award. He’s won virtually every accolade our field has to offer, including the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards.
His long-anticipated new novel Summerlong, a bittersweet tale of passion, enchantment, and the nature of fate, arrives next month. Kirkus Reviews calls it “A beautifully detailed fantasy,” and comic writer Kurt Busiek (Astro City, The Avengers) says it is “An urban myth for adults… a book of magic, wondrous, tragic and unending.”
Our previous coverage of Peter Beagle includes Ryan Harvey’s 2011 article “How to Support Peter S. Beagle with The Last Unicorn Blu-ray,” and our 2010 post on The Secret History of Fantasy.
Summerlong will be published by Tachyon Publications on September 13, 2016. It is 240 pages, priced at $15.95 in trade paperback. The cover is by Magdalena Korzeniewska. Read the full details, including an excerpt, at the Tachyon website.