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Ey hungered for human flesh The earth was to be their stockyards and mankind their meatCover art by Jeffrey Catherine Jon. 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 William S Burroughs ORPHEUS AND EURODYCE you ll be much closer to its core

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The Shadow People

THE INVASION OF THE HALLUCINOGENIC PEOPLE FROM UNDEREARTHThey had existed from time immemorial hidden in a space warp far. 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 uite a bit but my appreciation at not knowing exactly where the tale would go next was also the biggest weakness at times it came across as disjointed and meandering Still I was never bored with this very odd somewhat dated story 35 stars

Margaret St. Clair ð 4 Read

Beneath the surface of the earth Until now their only form of nourishment had been a strange hallucinogenic grain Now th. 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


10 thoughts on “The Shadow People

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    Weird fiction indeed Published in 1969 this novel from Margaret St Clair one of the few well known female SF write

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    ''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

  6. says:

    Ad copy lie THE INVASION OF THE HALLUCINOGENIC PEOPLE FROM UNDEREARTH They had existed from time immemorial hidden in a space warp far beneath

  7. says:

    I managed to track down a used copy of this book mentioned in Gygax's infamous Appendix N of inspirational reading I an eminently readable prose style and a story that easily kept my attention and interest I find m

  8. says:

    Decent read can't remember if this is Appendix N but it's related and pertinent Well crafted I suppose in a way

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    What an odd read Enjoyed it though Very 60s