Year of publication: 2015
Sequence of publisher: Neversink library
Keywords: Humor Mystery Satire Thriller and Suspense
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn
Detective science fiction, Humor science fiction, Science fiction, Satire
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Arkady and Boris Strugatsky THE DEAD MOUNTAINEER’S INN (ONE MORE LAST RITE FOR THE DETECTIVE GENRE) “Reports from the Vingus region, near the city of Mur, indicate the arrival of a flying machine, from which yellow-green humanoids possessing three legs and eight eyes each have emerged. In their thirst for scandal, the bourgeois press has rushed to call these humanoids visitors from another planet…” (FROM THE NEWSPAPERS) INTRODUCTION BY JEFF VANDERMEER 1. “Every man wears the face he deserves.” Or put another way, the mournful cry of “Luarvik L. Luarvik!” from within the besieged Dead Mountaineer’s Inn might as well be the mating call of some obscure species of Alps-dwelling penguin. Who is this Mr. Luarvik? Do we believe his version of dire events, or do we believe the hypnotist/motorcycle enthusiast? How about the physicist? Surely a scientist is more objective than a magician! But how can you be sure when dealing with...