Scotty doesn’t know?

I wonder if Scott Beaudry (?) know I have his book. Or most of all I wonder what made Scotty treasure the book so much that he wrote his name in it only to later sell it. Did he grow up? Did he stop loving it? Wasn’t there enough space left? Maybe he moved and decided it was a thing of the past. Or maybe Scott didn’t part with it volunteeringly. Maybe he lent it to a friend, to a co-worker, to an acquaintance and never got it back. Then again it could be darker than that, maybe Scott is long since gone. His parents or lover parting with his books to make the reminders a little less frequent and painful. I don’t know. But what I do know is that I am forever grateful to Scott Beaudry or whoever decided to sell this used book, because that gave me a chance to enjoy this thoroughly enjoyable fantasy adventure that for some ungodly reason is out of print.

Gossamer Axe by Gael Baudino is exactly as awesome as the cover suggests it is. The outline in short; a master harper got herself and her lover into an immortal sitch because of her hubris and curiosity. Trapped in the realm of the immortals and held prisoner by Orpheus she eventually finds a way to escape, unfortunately the gate to our reality closes before she can drag her beloved through with her. Now separated by time and space the two try to find their way back to one another. And that’s when Rock and Roll happens.

Imagine The Runaways getting together with Angels In America and it’s all coated in a layer of Xena: Warrior Princess. Eighties metal rock, spandex and AIDS meets Gaelic harps and magic in a feminist fantasy adventure (with a lady-loving protagonist).

If you can find a copy of it don’t even hesitate, cause it’s well worth what money you’ll pay for it. And to Scott Beaudry, thanks man.


~ by Ape on September 23, 2012.

2 Responses to “Scotty doesn’t know?”

  1. You had me at The Runaways

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