Wilderness by Dennis Danvers
Wilderness, originally published in 1991, has recently been rereleased. I presume it’s because tales of lycanthropy are all the rage at the moment. Wilderness is an excellent novel and I’m thrilled that it will get the chance to reach new readers — myself included, as I hadn’t heard of it until the new edition popped up on shelves — and at the same time, I hope it will find its way to readers who will appreciate it for what it is rather than wishing it were something else. I worry that the new cover art will lead readers to expect a novel more in line with the books of Laurell K. Hamilton. If you’re looking for the latest lycanthropic smut-and-gore fest, Wilderness is not it.
So what is it? It’s a love story, but it’s ... Read More
Dennis Danvers(1947- )
Dennis Danvers holds a Ph.D. in literature and an MFA in fiction and has taught writing and literature at all levels. He currently teaches science fiction and fantasy classes at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and writes full time. Learn more at Dennis Danvers’ website.
Wilderness by Dennis Danvers
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But things st... Read More