The book of magic
|Format:||Print Book 2018.|
|Availability:||Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 15 copies|
Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois's acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf . . . and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda . . . and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore . . . and Severus Snape? Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped--or misshaped--by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human--some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory.
In these pages, seventeen of today's top fantasy writers--including award-winners Elizabeth Bear, John Crowley, Kate Elliott, K. J. Parker, Tim Powers, and Liz Williams--cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever, and as near as next door.
FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES:
"The Return of the Pig" by K. J. Parker
"Community Service" by Megan Lindholm
"Flint and Mirror" by John Crowley
"The Friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable" by Matthew Hughes
"The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror: Chapter Two: Jumping Jack in Love" by Ysabeau S. Wilce
"Song of Fire" by Rachel Pollack
"Loft the Sorcerer" by Eleanor Arnason
"The Governor" by Tim Powers
"Sungrazer" by Liz Williams
"The Staff in the Stone" by Garth Nix
"No Work of Mine" by Elizabeth Bear
"Widow Maker" by Lavie Tidhar
"The Wolf and the Manticore" by Greg Van Eekhout
"The Devil's Whatever" by Andy Duncan
"Bloom" by Kate Elliott
"The Fall and Rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril" by Scott Lynch
Plus George R. R. Martin's classic story "A Night at the Tarn House" and an introduction by Gardner Dozois
Praise for The Book of Magic
"In The Book of Magic , you get everything you expect and more! Assembling seventeen great authors in one place is a difficult job but this book, with a lot of help from editor Gardner Dozois, does just that. . . . This compilation is a treat for any who love a good fantasy tale." -- Geeks of Doom
ContentsThe return of the pig / K. J. Parker
Community service / Megan Lindholm
Flint and mirror / John Crowley
The friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable / Matthew Hughes
Biography of a bouncing boy terror, chapter II: jumping Jack in love / Ysabeau S. Wilce
Song of fire / Rachel Pollack
Loft the sorcerer / Eleanor Arnason
The governor / Tim Powers
Sungrazer / Liz Williams
The staff in the stone / Garth Nix
No work of mine / Elizabeth Bear
Widow maker / Lavie Tidhar
The wolf and the manticore / Greg Van Eekhout
A night at the Tarn House / George R. R. Martin
The devil's whatever / Andy Duncan
Bloom / Kate Elliott
The fall and rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril / Scott Lynch.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Fantasy fiction, American.
Fantasy fiction, English.
Short stories, American.
Short stories, English.
Magic -- Fiction.
Witches -- Fiction.
Wizards -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2018.
Dozois, Gardner R.,
xvi, 556 pages ; 25 cm