A collection of nine tales drawn from the archives of the Etheric Explorers Club, a Victorian society dedicated to exploring the mysteries of the etheric realm: the visions of a Russian painter in fin-de-siècle Paris... a terrible weapon that almost no-one has survived... a confession within a confession... a crime from antiquity resurfacing beneath the Thames... a desperate search for a lost sister... a contemporary horror entwined with an ancient manuscript... an experiment gone wrong... a lost world which should have remained lost... and a night of dining, death, and romance.
Short-listed for the 16th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award recognizing the best debut English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author.
"This collection of nine short stories is a true jaw-dropping jewel of a book..."
-Aly Grauer, Doctor Fantastique's Show of Wonders
"Paul Marlowe has once again written a fine story, but this time he has done it nine times over... I highly recommend Ether Frolics… you will be so enthralled your tea will go cold!"
-Lee Ann Farruga, Steampunk Canada