Sunday, May 13, 2018

Eleven epic fictional bands in sci-fi & fantasy

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Meghan Ball tagged eleven top fictional bands in sci-fi & fantasy, including:
Windhollow Faire (Wylding Hall, by Elizabeth Hand)

Moving from space satire to haunting horror, we have Elizabeth Hand’s spooky Wylding Hall. Windhollow Faire is a folk band dogged by tragedy: their lead singer has died under mysterious circumstances, and the band decamps to a remote manor house to regroup, and figure out what to do next. Death hangs over them, and they can’t shake the feeling something is horribly, hideously wrong. The book is haunting and tense, told as an oral history of the band as they recollect their time in the house. Each member is an unreliable narrator, having been drunk or high at the time, and unable to tell reality from hallucination. The story meanders as they try to make sense of what’s going on. It’s a hair-raising experience, and, in that sense, probably not unlike heading out on tour with Led Zeppelin.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue