VICTORIAN FANTASYCould Madame Tutoni, toast of five continents including Lemuria, really talk with spirits? Will stage magician, Stefphan Yarrow, ever discover real magic and ascend to the stars? Is Laslo Strand destined to end his career playing Hamlet to a monkey? How much borsch can one dwarf eat?After Magic is a quest, a love story, a fairy tale, an historical slapstick. Take your pick. Includes nine original illustrations by Canadian artist Lari Davidson.“…a great story…sort of a Victorian grotesquerie…A wonderful cast of odd characters, strange doings, and a prose style that wanders between lyrical description and a common sense matter-of-factness thats really impossible to describe.” –Charles de Lint, author of The Mystery of Grace“…an offbeat fantasy tale about two magicians…variously exotic, amusing, and charming.” –Locus“…discover Bostons whimsical sense of humor and fancy for yourself…a delightful poke at a particular brand of fantasy as well as classic delusions. Its a pleasure.” –Tom Easton, Analog“After Magic is magic indeed, the kind of blend of wit and poetry, fantasy and occultism, one could find in the best years of the old Weird Tales.” –Ray Faraday Nelson, author of Blake’s ProgressBruce Bostons writing ranges from humor to literary surrealism, with stops along the way for sf, fantasy, horror, and noir. He is the author of fifty books, including the novels The Guardeners Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His writing has received the Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Asimovs Readers Award, and the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.