Map of Dreams

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Golden Gryphon Press, 2006 - Fiction - 313 pages
7 Reviews
Set in a reality where nightmares do not fade upon waking, this anthology skims along the surface of life and dips just beneath, revealing the hidden machinations that fuel dreams. These underlying myths and fantasies exist not as musty old stories but as ancient truths that have come to illuminate the modern human condition. The title story touches on themes of grief, redemption, and time travel; "Cold Fire" ventures into love and obsession; and "Peace on Suburbia" introduces readers to a Christmas with an entirely different kind of savior. These and 13 other tales are framed by four interludesóDreams, Nightmares, Waking, and Risingóthat guide readers through a world that is at once familiar and eerily off-kilter.

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User Review  - Theo Logos - Goodreads

Outstanding writing, but the mood and tone of the stories just were not to my taste. It was recommended to me as speculative fiction, but was much closer to magical realism. The author is obviously ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

(9/10) This one is hard to get your hands on, but definitely worth it. M. Rickert is a master on the micro level, stringing together perfect sentences that reverberate with mythological clarity. Her ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

M. Rickert is the author of many short stories that have been anthologized in several Year's Best Science Fiction and Year's Best Fantasy†collections. She lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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