A Look at Shimmers and Shadows by Michael Merriam
An interesting fantasy book
Michael Merriam is one of the most notable fantasy and science fiction authors in the country. He has written a number of books involving speculative fiction. He is also noted for being a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and is a high ranking member of the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers group.
One of the newest books that he has written is Shimmers and Shadows, a unique fantasy novel. It is an attractive story that covers many unique ideas that come from influences from many other novels that he has written over the years. His work is very appealing and impressive for anyone who is interested in the world of science fiction and fantasy to read.
This is an appealing novel that involves many different stories about the world around the Minneapolis area that Merriam lives in. These include stories about unique spirits navigating different sites, stories of science and magic colliding and a look at how time and death relate to the world.
Many figures are present
Merriam is known to work with different ideas in his work. After all, he is known for being a short fiction writer. Shimmers and Shadows piles in many different characters and storylines in its nearly four hundred pages.
The stories cover many types of characters. These include outcasts, romantics and professionals among many other unique figures that Merriam likes to cover.
A good mixture of styles
An interesting point that comes out of Shimmers and Shadows is that it fetaurs many different tones that Merriam is well known for using. These include tones such as romance, horror, humor and tragedy. These are concepts that relate to many points in the world of science fiction. They are all combined very well in Merriam’s work. These features make this one of the most attractive stories that anyone can read in the world of fiction.
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