[Epub] Caledonia Dreamin' By Hal Duncan – Freeboooks.com


  • Hardcover
  • 274 pages
  • Caledonia Dreamin'
  • Hal Duncan
  • English
  • 19 July 2018

10 thoughts on “Caledonia Dreamin'

  1. says:

    Originally published at Risingshadow.Caledonia Dreamin is a unique and well edited anthology of strange fiction of Scottish descent It s a daring and original glimpse into Scotland, the Scots language and Scottish culture Each story is based on or inspired by a Scots word.It was truly a pleasure to read this anthology, because I don t remember reading anything similar ever before There have been plenty of anthologies about different themes, but this is the first time that I remember reading an anthology that contains stories based on by Scots words.The stories in Caledonia Dreamin range from mainstream fiction to speculative fiction There are all kinds of speculative fiction elements in these stories fantasy, horror, science fiction and even magical realism Some elements are easier found than others, but they can all be found within the covers of this anthology.The editors, Hal Duncan and Chris Kelso, have collected an impressive amount of strange and different kind of fiction to this anthology What makes this antho...


  2. says:

    Originally published at Risingshadow.Caledonia Dreamin is a unique and well edited anthology of strange fiction of Scottish descent It s a daring and original glimpse into Scotland, the Scots language and Scottish culture Each story is based on or inspired by a Scots word.It was truly a pleasure to read this anthology, because I don t remember reading anything similar ever before There have been plenty of anthologies about different themes, but this is the first time that I remember reading an anthology that contains stories based on by Scots words.The stories in Caledonia Dreamin range from mainstream fiction to speculative fiction There are all kinds of speculative fiction elements in these stories fantasy, horror, science fiction and even magical realism Some elements are easier found than others, but they can all be found within the covers of this anthology.The editors, Hal Duncan and Chris Kelso, have collected an impressive amount of strange and different kind of fiction to this anthology What makes this anthology an especially interesting anthology is that the authors have written stories are of varying length and themes None of the stories are similar to each other, because each story is original and unique, and each author stays true to his her own voice.Caledonia Dreamin contains the following stories Sweeter Than by Neil Williamson Maw by Wend...


  3. says:

    I sort of wish I d liked this than I did It s a short story collection, some genre, some not, all themed around Scots words The idea for the collection is great, but I just failed to get on with many of the stories themselves Several were horror stories, which I m just not a fan of, and many just left me scratching my head The most memorable story for me was probably the very horrific in many senses of the word Maw which left me feeling icky and really needing mind bleach My favourite story was the somewhat whimsical Fallen Through a Giant s Eyes about a miner who s tunnelling, searching for his lost love.A book that take a vaguely similar theme that of Scottish writers, or people associated with Scotland that I enjoyed much was Nova Scotia New Scottish Speculative Fiction from a few years ago Th...


  4. says:

    Weird fiction that gives the Irish dictionary a whole new twist Each author takes words and gives them meaning in the English dialect from the Scottish Descent.Packed with some very intriguing tales from new names in the weird fiction realms Recommended for readers who want a tale that takes you to new worlds, or a character on the verge of wilderness.I scored a hardcover copy of this fine book from a featured sale on for only 2 bucks Gla...


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Caledonia Dreamin'Caledonia Dreamin Read Author Hal Duncan Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk Strange Fiction Of Scottish Descent Glaikit, Mockit, Droukit, Drouthy, Couthy, Scunner, Thrawn The Scots Language Is Rich With Words Too Gallus Not To Glory In, Dialect Terms That Deserve Better Than To Be Boxed Away As Precious Oddities Eibonvale Press Has Collected Some Of The Strangest Writers Of Scottish Descent To Bring These Terms To Life That S Scottish By Heritage Or Residence, Adoption Or Initiation Contents Sweeter Than, Neil Williamson Maw, Wendy Muzlanova Maukit, Brian Milton Fallen Through A Giant S Eyes, T.J Berg Newayr, Douglas Thompson The Bouk Puppie Show, Preston Grassman The Laird Of Nagasaki, Tom Bradley Palais 1930, Rob McClure Smith The Losers, Angus McAllister Drive The Warlike Angles Into The Sea , Nick Mamatas Widows In The World, Gavin Grant I Am Not , Phil Raines Studying Honeybloods With The Queen Of Exotica, Kirsty Logan Mary, Thomas And Joe, Stravaigin, David McGroarty For Your Guising, Gio Clairval Nae Greeance O Bane, Tim Jarvis Bowfin Island, Anna Tambour


About the Author: Hal Duncan

Hal Duncan is the author of Vellum, which was a finalist for both the William H Crawford Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel He is a member of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle He lives in the West End of Glasgow.