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Silverlock : including The Silverlock companion
Myers, John Myers, 1906-1988.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Farmingham, MA : NESFA Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
510 pages : maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
Map on lining papers.
A book like no other / Karen Anderson (new) -- Word of praise / Poul Anderson (1979 Ace ed.) -- In appreciation of the commonwealth / Jerry Pournelle (1979 Ace ed.) -- Silverlock's progress? / Larry Niven (1979 Ace ed.) -- Silverlock / John Myers Myers (1949 Dutton ed.) -- Map of the commonwealth / Bill Neville -- Way one: sea roads, a forest, and a rendezvous -- Way two: highways, a city, the river, and beyond it -- Way three: down and out to an ending -- Three draughts from Hippocrene / Darrell Schweitzer (new) -- A reader's guide to the commonwealth / Fred Lerner & Anne Braude -- Reader's guide source list / Fred Lerner & Anne Braude (Niekas 1988, rev.) -- Silverlock library / Fred Lerner (Niekas 1988, rev.) -- John Myers Myers checklist / Fred Lerner (new) -- Inside scoop on John Myers Myers / Himself (Silverlock Companion, 1988) -- John Myers Myers: the last Goliard / Celia Myers (new) -- John Myers Myers: the man behind Silverlock / Fred Lerner (new) -- Makers' muse / John Myers Myers (Silverlock Companion 1988) -- Songs of Silverlock / Karen Anderson (1979 Ace ed., rev.)-- Widsith's song / Words, John Myers Myers, music, Bruce Pelz & Ted Johnstone) -- Friar John's song / Words, John Myers Myers, Music, Bruce Pelz) -- Little john's song / Words, John Myers Myers, Music, Bruce Pelz) -- Taliesin's song / Words, John Myers Myers, Music, Bruce Pel) -- Orpheus's song / Words, John Myers Myers, Music, Gordon Dickson, arr. by Karen Anderson) -- Notes on the text -- Acknowledgments.
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PS3525.Y428 S55 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Booklist Review

NESFA's latest publication should be greeted with cheers, toasts, and songs by quite a company of readers, for it celebrates a beloved classic of historical fantasy by putting it in hardcover for the first time, accompanied by some 160 pages of appreciation and annotation. Myers' best-known novel is the story of the shipwreck of A. Clarence Shandon, called Silverlock for the white streak in his hair, in the Commonwealth of Letters, where he meets Orpheus, visits Hell, fails to ride Pegasus, hears the tale of the Alamo recited in Norse verse forms, and encounters much else. The companionate material begins with four dedicated fans' introductions and includes biographical and bibliographical material on Myers, who was also a notable historian of the American West; a sampler of his verse; and the melodies, with tablature, of song-settings of five more poems. Vastly enriching appreciation of the novel is a generous reader's guide to its characters, places, special vocabulary, and allusions. --Roland Green Copyright 2004 Booklist

Library Journal Review

With the publication of this hefty volume, Myers's intriguing novel Silverlock is brought back into print for the first time in 25 years. In the Commonwealth of Letters-the country where Silverlock (a.k.a. A. Clarence Shandon, a 20th-century American from Chicago) finds himself after a shipwreck-"poets are honored everywhere and a poem can have the force of a spell. It is the wealth that is common to all those who enjoy storytelling." Silverlock has had no experience with storytelling and, in fact, as this tale begins, is so disillusioned with life that he does not care whether he lives or dies. His perspective changes as he travels with and learns from his minstrel guide, Golias. In addition to the entire story, the book also features the introduction and afterword from a previous edition as well as a new introduction by Karen Anderson and a memoir by the author's daughter, Celia Myers. Also included are a glossary of over 500 entries of literary, mythological, and geographical allusions from the text; various critical essays on the author; and a bibliography of the books containing the poems, stories, and legends referred to in Silverlock. Finally, some of Myers's verse and the sheet music created from his poems are bonuses. Recommended for all public and academic libraries.-Kathryn R. Bartelt, Univ. of Evansville Libs., IN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.