The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

Johnson, Kij
Tor 2016
ISBN 978-0-7653-9141-4
167pp
Date finished: 2016-09-09

A sequel to Lovecraft's The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. Vellitt Boe is a senior teacher at Ulthar Women's College. When a student runs away with a dreamer from our world, Boe needs to find her for the sake of the college and of the entire city of Ulthar, and the quest takes her to the forest of the zoogs, to Hatheg-Kla, and to Ilek-Vad where an old friend is the king. Like HPL's original, the pace is leisurely and it's a travelogue of exotic Dunsanian locations, but Johnson also aims to carve a place for women in the Dreamlands and captures Lovecraft's style and tone. I loved every page.

Tagged: fantasy, lovecraft

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%A Johnson, Kij
%K fantasy, lovecraft
%G ISBN 978-0-7653-9141-4
%I Tor
%C New York
%P 167pp
%D 2016
%@ 2016-09-09
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