A collection of nine tales drawn from the archives of the Etheric Explorers Club, a Victorian society dedicated to exploring the mysteries of the etheric realm: the visions of a Russian painter in fin-de-siècle Paris... a terrible weapon that almost no-one has survived... a confession within a confession... a crime from antiquity resurfacing beneath the Thames... a desperate search for a lost sister... a contemporary horror entwined with an ancient manuscript... an experiment gone wrong... a lost world which should have remained lost... and a night of dining, death, and romance.
“Ether Frolics" is a collection of eleven short stories that touch on the delivery of medical care, and five stories that stem from meddlesome government activity.The early medical anasthetic we know as ether can be used to make people do silly things, and those watching them laugh. We can snicker at The Thousand Year Old Man, who honestly…
Reviews Short-listed for the 16th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award recognizing the best debut English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author.
"This collection of nine short stories is a true jaw-dropping jewel of a book..." -Aly Grauer, Doctor Fantastique's Show of Wonders
"Paul Marlowe has once again written a fine story, but this time he has done it nine times over... I highly recommend Ether Frolics… you will be so enthralled your tea will go cold!" -Lee Ann Farruga, Steampunk Canada
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