One Step in the Clouds. An omnibus of mountaineering novels and short stories
From the dust-jacket:
"For many years, the genre of mountaineering fiction has been has been overshadowed by accounts of real-life adventures. Despite this, the amount of mountaineering fiction in North America and in Europe has grown dramatically in the past two decades. One Step in the Clouds
is the first collection of exclusively fictionalized accounts of this complex sport and it includes work from many of the best writers in the field."
"The thirty-one short stories come from writers as varied as Guy de Maupassant, Anne Sauvy, and M. John Harrison, author of the award-winning novel, Climbers
, a chapter of which is included here. Also included are four different novels that cover extremely different parts of the landscape. Among them are Elizabeth Coxhead's One Green Bottle
, which examines the consequences to a woman's life when she begins her self-exploration through climbing in Britain in the 1950's, and the first publication of Canadian David Harris's Vortex
, a murder mystery that follows the fate of two contemporary climbers in the North Cascades who discover an airplane wreck containing a shipment of illegal drugs. In addition to these, are two novellas and one play. All have alpine themes but fans of science fiction, romance and farce will all find something to satisfy themselves."
Click on the second image below for a list of stories and authors.
Also included in this book are:
---An Introduction to mountaineering fiction worthy of thesis publication
---An Appendix - Bibliography of Mountain Fiction which includes:
short stories, novels, drama and films
---A section on the contributing authors (backgrounds, publications etc.)
: 1056 pages
: Compiled by Audrey Salkeld and Rosie Smith
: Sierra Club Books