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  1. says:

    I had associated this book as drawing from or referencing the Shaver Mystery mythos a statement that on reflection

  2. says:

    Margaret Sinclair turned to writing books in the 1960's I don't know why her short story output declines after 196

  3. says:

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

  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

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    ''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 undergro

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    Ad copy lie THE INVASION OF THE HALLUCINOGENIC PEOPLE FROM UNDEREARTH They had existed from time immemorial hidden in a space warp far beneath the surface of the earth Until now their only form of nourishment had been a strange hallucinogenic grain Now they hungered for human flesh The earth was to be their stockyards and mankind th

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    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 many of the elements that were influential in the creation of DD and other early fantasy RPGs elements of fantasy even

  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 that is unsettling Pretty shortThere is a jarring transposition from late 60's hippie culture to fantasy underworld to g

  9. says:

    Very definitely a creature of 1969 Berkeley CA written by one of the elder stateswomen of SF writing at the time

  10. says:

    What an odd read Enjoyed it though Very 60s

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read & download ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Margaret St. Clair

THE INVASION OF THE HALLUCINOGENIC PEOPLE FROM UNDEREARTHThey had existed from time immemorial hidden in a space warp far beneath 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

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Human flesh The earth was to be their stockyards and mankind their meatCover art The Shadow MOBI #224 by Jeffrey Catherine Jones 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 many of the elements that were influential in the creation of DD and other early fantasy RPGs elements of fantasy even though it is set in a modern ishnear future world for 1969 an underground world encompassing the entire world a proto Underdark called the Underearth a race much like the drow even called elves in some cases and their pets orcs and ettins the detailed descriptions of their underground existence including the addictive atter corn that provides a hallucinogenic foodstuff and the source of the don t eat anything in the faerie world superstition etc I was reminded of modules like B4 The Lost City with its underground world inhabited by hallucinating Cynideceans and D1 2 Descent into the Depths of the Earth great stuff

read & download ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Margaret St. Clair

The surface of the earth Until now their only form of nourishment had been a strange hallucinogenic grain Now they hungered for