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Circus Noir; It's never a good day when the circus comes to town …

August 19, 2014 | Kim | Comments (1)

Night circus cover.aspxA new exhibit at the Merril Collection celebrates the rich and dark history of creepy clowns, sinister sideshows, and alien extravaganzas. Science fiction and horror writers have known for a long time that circuses, not idle hands, are the devil's playground.

The exhibit features some unusual and beautiful books, such as early editions of The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles Finney and a variety of Ray Bradbury's circus-themed fiction.

Not for the faint of heart; explore the dark side of the circus, if you dare …

The Night Circus

 

 

Seanan McGuire

August 16, 2014 | Lorna | Comments (0)

Indexing_mcGuire Harriet Marchem would have been Snow White in another reality. In this world Harry hates apples, and works with a Wicked Stepsister and a Pied Piper as an agent of the ATI Management Bureau, tasked with protecting the people living in our world from fairy tales.

Fantasy readers will enjoy the world of Indexing , where fairy tale narratives try to break into our world and become reality, often with fatal results.The suspense builds as the agents of ATI try to identify the mole in the agency before reality is damaged beyond repair. The unlikely premise is fun, and McGuire's story shares her insight into fairy tales. Indexing was originally written as individual short pieces available only through Amazon for Kindle, and is available for the first time in paper copy.

 

The Merril Collection holds over 70,000 items, all science fiction, fantasy, or horror, as well as non-fiction about science fiction and fantasy. The materials are available for reading room use only. For more information call the Merril Collection at 416-393-7748.