'The Summer Isles' began life as a novel but first appeared as a novella in Before being reprinted in Ian R. Macleod's (excellent) short-story collection 'Breathmoss', the novella gathered several SF/fantasy awards and nominations, (World Fantasy Award , Sidewise Award: Best Short-Form Alternate History , Hugo Award shortlist /5(44). The Summer Isles by Philip Marsden review – a voyage of the imagination. A solitary and deeply personal journey to the north of Scotland is rich in myth and mystery. The Summer Isles is an unforgettable account of the search for actual places, invented places, and those places in between that shape the lives of individuals and entire nations. Publisher: Granta Books ISBN: Number of pages: Weight: g Dimensions: x x 21 mm4/5(1). A powerfully gripping story of a closeted homosexual trying to survive in an alternate history England, Hugo finalist Ian R. MacLeod's novella The Summer Isles took readers by storm in First published in Asimov's Science Fiction, the novella explored what might happen had England become the equivalent of Nazi s:
Picaresque, tense and brilliantly written, it offers an unrivalled view of China from the inside. The Summer Isles by Philip Marsden is published by Granta. To order a copy, go . There is no better guide to the deep and dazzling meanings found on the western fringe of Europe than Philip Marsden' Patrick Barkham. 'Reading Philip Marsden's voyage to the Summer Isles is the only time in my life I shall want to be lost at sea. Shimmering, profound, and deeply mesmerizing' John s: His book, Island Years (published ), records his time in the Summer Isles, painting Priest Island as a place of great beauty as well as great wildlife. Literature and film. The Summer Isles feature in a novella of the same name by Ian R. MacLeod. If you want to order this book, please visit the Daunt Books website to order. In an old wooden sloop, Philip Marsden plots a course north from his home in Cornwall. He is sailing for the Summer Isles, a small archipelago near the top of Scotland that holds for him a deep and personal significance.
Science, in explaining myths, strips away magic. There are places, though, with more resistance than others, places where the magic can still be felt. . At times, The Summer Isles reads like a political thriller, but, in the end, it is a story about the human heart told by a master of the form.” —Pat LoBrutto “Projecting Nazi Germany onto the England of the ‘30s is a most effective counterfactual device: and in the opposition of the narrator, historian Geoffrey Brook, and Britain's. Among them are the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland, which Philip Marsden explores from the sea in his marvellous new book, The Summer Isles. Here, he says, is a region whose gritty topography. Among them are the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland, which Philip Marsden (who has a degree in anthropology) explores from the sea in The Summer Isles, which is out this week in paperback. It’s a wonderful book, and was one of my favourites of