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The Astonished Eye

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
When a UFO crash-lands in Elderton, Illinois, which reporter should the infamous tabloid newspaper The Astonished Eye send to cover the event? Why, Ben Savitch, of course! After all, Ben was born in this backwater town and that might just give him the edge when it comes to finding out the truth. And he might finally realise a shot-glass of fame and meaning in his otherwise lacklustre career.

But the mystery of the stranded extraterrestrial pales in comparison to the powerful yet fragile magic that already exists in Elderton: Almo Parrish can infallibly predict the moment when the first leaf of autumn will fall each year, and believes that he is the last surviving Munchkin; Chandler Quinn can build or repair anything (including otherworldly machines); little Vida Proust lumbers around town because the gentle inhabitants of Elderton are far too polite to tell her the truth of her existence (or lack thereof); and poor Frank Shepard is a flickering wraith of a man, a reanimated superhero who has forgotten how to fly.

As Savitch pursues his story, his homecoming coincides with unthinkable events that not only threaten the town's tranquility, but also alter each intersecting life and transform the very fabric of reality itself.

The Astonished Eye was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Horror Guild.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Five Star Science Fiction/Fantasy - The Astonished Eye
Author(s): Tracy Knight
ISBN: 1-59414-066-9 / 978-1-59414-066-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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July 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Astonished Eye
Author(s): Tracy Knight
ISBN: 1-902880-24-2 / 978-1-902880-24-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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July 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Astonished Eye
Author(s): Tracy Knight
ISBN: 1-902880-25-0 / 978-1-902880-25-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Astonished Eye
Author(s): Tracy Knight
ISBN: 1-933586-84-2 / 978-1-933586-84-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stark House Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Astonished Eye
Author(s): Tracy Knight
Publisher: PS Publishing
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