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   Travellers in Magic, by Lisa Goldstein  
  Collection, first publication in March 1994 , latest edition in March 1997
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      The 15 deceptively plain short stories in this collection hum with the harmonics of Lisa Goldstein's novels. In "Tourists," Goldstein visits Amaz, where packs of tarotlike cards circulate and an American tourist is enmeshed in their predictions. A reporter interviewing a revolutionary leader learns that "Death is Different" in Amaz, and in "A Game of Cards," the oracular cards appear in America. Goldstein is fascinated by refugees, travelers, and explorers confronting alien cultures or surviving in exile. Sometimes her characters are subsumed, assimilated; sometimes they maintain an indigestible integrity in their foreign environment. It is always better to adapt to new circumstances, while honoring the past, in Goldstein's worlds, than to deny them. Rigidity is sterile death.


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  • Aliens - Extra-terrestrials
  • Ghosts - Specters - Spirits - Haunting
  • Magic - Magicians - Sorcerers - Witches - Wizards
  • Religion - Theology - Gods & Deities - Faith - Priests & Clerics
  • Urban Fantasy

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