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Silverlock

(1949)
(The first book in the Silverlock series)
A novel by

 
 
Silverlock needs no introduction, though this reprint bears three; skip them. A. Clarence Shandon, not a very pleasant person, falls into a postmodern whirlwind tour of folklore and literature, with a bard as his Virgil. Shandon gradually absorbs better qualities from the people he encounters. The plot is great fun; the true entertainment for many readers comes from playing spot-the-reference, for Myers packed every page with scraps and tags of blended allusions to other works. Don't worry -- the story is wonderful even if you're not well-versed, but you may find yourself suddenly interested in the Odyssey, ballads, Izaak Walton, Don Quixote or Apuleius.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Here in your hands is the stuff of wonder." - Poul Anderson

"Bigger than life." - Larry Niven

"A masterpiece." - Jerry Pournelle


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Used availability for John Myers Myers's Silverlock

Hardback Editions

February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Silverlock: Including the Silverlock Companion (Nesfa's Choice, 26)
Author(s): John Myers Myers, David G Grubbs, Pam Fremon
ISBN: 1-886778-52-3 / 978-1-886778-52-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: NESFA Press
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December 1992 : USA Hardback

Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
ISBN: 0-89968-409-2 / 978-0-89968-409-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lightyear Pr
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
ISBN: 0-486-83411-5 / 978-0-486-83411-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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September 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
ISBN: 0-8439-6313-1 / 978-0-8439-6313-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cosmos Books
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
ISBN: 0-441-01247-7 / 978-0-441-01247-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Trade
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April 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
ISBN: 0-441-76674-9 / 978-0-441-76674-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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December 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
ISBN: 0-441-76673-0 / 978-0-441-76673-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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May 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John N Myer
ISBN: 0-441-76672-2 / 978-0-441-76672-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
ISBN: 0-441-76671-4 / 978-0-441-76671-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
Publisher: Dover Publications
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March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
Publisher: Wildside Press
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January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Silverlock (Prologue Books)
Author(s): John Myers Myers
Publisher: Prologue Books
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January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Silverlock (Prologue Books)
Author(s): John Myers Myers
Publisher: Prologue Books
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December 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Silverlock
Author(s): John Myers Myers
Publisher: Wildside Press
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