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Dr. Potter's Medicine Show

(2017)
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The year is 1878. Dr Alexander Potter, disgraced Civil War surgeon, now snake-oil salesman, travels the Pacific Northwest with a disheartened company of strongmen, fortune-tellers, and musical whores. Under their mysterious and murderous leader they entertain the masses while hawking the Chock-a-saw Sagwa Tonic, a vital elixir touted to cure all ills both physical and spiritual. For a few unfortunate customers, however, the Sagwa offers something much, much worse.

For drunken dentist Josiah McDaniel, the Sagwa has taken everything from him; in the hired company of two accidental outlaws, the bickering brothers Solomon Parker and Agamemnon Rideout, he looks to revenge himself on the Elixir’s creator: Dr. Morrison Hedwith, businessman, body-thief, and secret alchemist, a man who is running out of time.

File UnderFantasy [ The Secret Tradition | Chemical Imbalance | Hustlers Hustled | The Carnival is Over ]

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Fischl has infused his tale of the old west with one part of alchemy and one part of gangster movie. The resultant brew is deliciously dark and entirely compelling." - Rod Duncan

"Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is a brilliant study of characters struggling against the monstrous to retain their own humanity. Fischl’s talent for voice and knack for characterization finds humor and beauty amidst horror and depravity. It’s heartbreaking, elegiac, and an absolute pleasure to read." - Carrie Patel

"Dirty, dank, and dangerous. Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is the missing season of Carnivale you didn’t know you needed until now." - Adam Rakunas

"A powerful alchemical elixir concocted of post Civil War historical fiction, dark fantasy, Felliniesque flavoring." - John Shirley

"A word of advice: whatever you do, don’t drink the Sagwa. One part history, two parts fantasy, and three parts toe-curling horror. Drink it down. A grotesque elixir of history, fantasy, and toe-curling horror. Warning: may cause nausea, sleep disturbances, and compulsive page-turning. Not to be taken orally." - Arianne 'Tex' Thompson


Used availability for Eric Scott Fischl's Dr. Potter's Medicine Show

Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dr. Potter's Medicine Show
Author(s): Eric Scott Fischl
ISBN: 0-85766-638-X / 978-0-85766-638-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Dr Potter's Medicine Show (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Eric Scott Fischl
ISBN: 1-5252-4632-1 / 978-1-5252-4632-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dr Potter's Medicine Show
Author(s): Eric Scott Fischl
ISBN: 0-85766-637-1 / 978-0-85766-637-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dr Potter's Medicine Show
Author(s): Eric Scott Fischl
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dr. Potter's Medicine Show
Author(s): Eric Scott Fischl
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA