Frost on Glassby Ian R. MacLeod
Cover art by Jethro Lentle.
In the title novella of this collection, a famous, creatively-blocked novelist faces exile or execution unless he can write a new story, and the theme of writing threads through the pages of this dazzling new collection.
The book contains eleven stories that explore strange pasts and new futures, plus non-fiction pieces drawn from the writer’s life, substantial commentaries on the origins and development of each of the stories, and a major new essay on how ideas are developed.
Both a magnificent gathering of fiction and a penetrating examination of the craft of writing, Frost on Glass memorably showcases and analyses the storytelling genius of Ian R MacLeod.
- Introduction: Don’t Look Back
- The Discovered Country
- Afterword: Silver Machines
- Hector Douglas Makes a Sale
- Afterword: A Cul-de-Sac in Los Angeles
- Foreword: Different Warts and All
- A Truncated Life in Books
- The Cold Step Beyond
- Afterword: The Future isn’t Real
- A Concise and Ready Guide
- Afterword: Bloody Dragons
- An Empty Grey Cell of One’s Own
- Re-Crossing the Styx
- Afterword: On Being Dark
- The Traveller and the Book
- Afterword: On Writing Rubbish
- I’ve Got This Idea For A Story...
- The Crane Method
- Afterword: Rejection
- The Decline of the English Ghost story
- Letter to Will
- Afterword: Those Who Can’t...
- Me and the Mushroom Cloud
- Tumbling Nancy
- Afterword: Other Writers
- Frost on Glass
- Afterword: Writer’s Block
- Afterword: Volcanoes and Dinosaurs
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Ian R. MacLeod
Ian R. MacLeod (born 1956) is a British author.