This sixteen story collection runs the gamut of speculative
fiction from fantasy to sci fi to horror and a few points
in between. The tales with the title exception can be found
in other publications dating back to 1991, but not in one
place. The title, Perchance to Dream is a new story that
takes place in the DragonCrown War universe; the superb
tale is written from hints and other references in the
books that make up that realm. The anthology also includes
a 1992 rewrite of a 1983 Marek- Rais tale, "Wind Tiger".
The tales show the range of skills that Michael A.
Stackpole has as each contribution is well written and
entertaining and would be a fine short story collection
even without the DragonCrown War Alexia's Dream Raid tale.
That new tale enhances a strong compilation that fans of
the author will appreciate and newcomers will seek his
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted March 14, 2005
Featuring the title story, Perchance to Dream, an original story set in the world of The DragonCrown War™
Perchance to Dream is a collection of short stories by Michael A. Stackpole. Each story has it own little introduction. The stories feature the best of Mike's work from anthologies that are long since out of print. Action, adventure, humor, drama, and even a poem or two.