Rustblind and Silverbright - A Slipstream Anthology of Railway Stories
Edited by David Rix
Review by Mario Guslandi
Eibonvale Press Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781908125262
Date: 04 July 2013 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Publisher's Book Page / Show Official Info /
Defined as a "slipstream anthology of railway stories", Rustblind and Silverbright contains twenty-four tales ranging from horror to SF, where trains represent a key element of the plot, either because the events take actually place on a train or because they are set in the world surrounding the running wagons. A train ride combines the charm of a journey taking passengers to their destinations (a home, a resort, or just an unknown place where one may run and hide from a grim reality) with the feelings elicited by the fleeting glimpses of backyards, fields, unfamiliar skylines, and stations.
Allan's "Vivian Guppy and the Brighton Belle" is an engrossing piece describing the long and hard quest for a car wagon belonging to an old electric toy train linked to memories and secrets.Other contributors to the volume are: Andrew Hook, Aliya Whiteley, John Howard, Joel Lane, Daniella Geary, SJ Fowler, Rhys Hughes, Marion Pitman, RD Hodkinson,David McGRoarty, Danny Rhodes,Cjarles Wilkinson, Gavin Salisbury, Jet McDonald, Andrew Coulthard, Steven Pirie, Rosanne Rabinowitz and Matt Joiner.