In Concert collects the collaborative short fiction of Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem, who have worked at the cutting edge of imaginative fiction for over a quarter century. In the twenty-one tales herein, the reader will find fear, joy, and mystery. In Concert showcases the wide range of their collaborative work. The title story tells of a lonely elderly woman who achieves rapport with a lost astronaut through the power of music.
In "The Icy Region My Heart Encircles," an aging Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein, keeps the heart of her late husband on the mantel and is haunted by her dead children and the living incarnation of her Monster. And in "The Man on the Ceiling," the authors take turns telling of the fears and darkness common to all families, while reminding the reader that "everything I tell you is true." The publication of In Concert is an event well worth celebrating.
©2011 Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem (P)2013 David Wilson
Happy married mother of one, South African living in South Australia.
The variety of stories makes this an interesting listen.
The story titles "The Icy Region My Heart Encircles," which is about an Mary Shelley, the creator of Frankenstein. I love it when an author takes character's from other works of fiction and extends their lives and plays with that character creating something new.
Abby has variety however she can be a bit slow at times.
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