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Another Fine Myth (Myth, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 1987


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (July 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441023622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441023622
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #974,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he has written some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu, The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series: The Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve; the Phule novels; and, more recently, the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves World anthologies with Lynn Abbey. His most recent collaboration is License Invoked written with Jody Lynn Nye. It is set in the French Quarter, New Orleans where he currently lives.


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When I was a kid I randomly picked up this book from the shelf of a bookstore and started reading it.
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Whenever I find that I do not have enough to laugh about, I can read about the misadventures of Aahz and Skeeve and count on having a good, whole-hearted chuckle.
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Another Fine Myth is the beginning of Robert Asprin's Myth series, one of the best (and THE most hilarious) fantasy series of all time.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Michael L. Dennis on April 10, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I save these books as a sorbet between main courses--the series is great reading as a way to cleanse your palate between more serious or hard-hitting fantasy or science fiction.
Don't expect any lofty language, but DO expect a few laughs and a wonderful romp.
Skeeve aspires to be a magician--not to learn arcane sorcery or become all powerful, but to become a better thief. He considers his master a bit impractical in his use of magic...if you are not profiting from it, what good is it? After conjuring a green-scaled demon, the old magician keels over dead, leaving Skeeve to deal with the demon himself.
The demon called Aahz, however, is merely a traveler from another "dimen"sion, called Perv. Do not dare under any circumstances call Aahz a Pervert. The denizens of Perv prefer "Pervect"; those who mis-speak tend to lose their lives.
Skeeve is from a backward dimension called Klah (residents are called Klahds, read "clods") where technology is back at the medieval level. Aahz has been everywhere and readers will enjoy many inside jokes from our own pop culture.
Another great feature of the books is the quote that begins each chapter, usually expounding on one of life's great truths. One of my favorites is from chapter 21: "One must deal openly and fairly with one's forces if maximum effectiveness is to be achieved." -- D. Vader
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 1997
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Skeeve, a magician's apprentice. Aahz, a green scaly Prevect from the dimension of Perv. Gleep, Skeeve's pet dragon. Tananda, a green haired, shapely assassin. These are just a few of the characters you'll fall in love with just from reading this first book in the Myth series. Follow the adventures of Skeeve as he meets and becomes the apprentice of Aahz and accidently aquires Gleep at the bazaar on Deva. Be enthralled by following the characters from Skeeve's home dimension of Klah to the bazaar on Deva and back to rescue the world from the evil wizard, Isstvan. The story is enchanting, the dialog is hilarious, and the characters are, well, many dimensional. If I were to write a book, I hope it would be as entertaining as this one
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Katherine M. Meadows on June 18, 2005
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This is my second time reading Another Fine Myth and it was just as good as the first time. I still laughed, but not quite as much. However, I did notice more of the humor this time around.

The Myth series is a breathe of fresh air in the fantasy genre, even if it is over 20 years old. Asprin writes witty dialogue with a cast of characters you can't help but feel a part of.

Skeeve is an apprentice magician and his master is murdered. Aahz is a magician from another dimension that has lost his powers. The two work together to find the man that hired the assassin and seek revenge. Along the way Murphy's Law seems to be the only constant. This is the first in a long line of fun and interesting adventures for the two. It's not necessary to read them in order, but this one will give you some background info. I highly recommend this series if you are looking for laughs and a good fantasy adventure.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Madelyn Pryor VINE VOICE on November 23, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Another Fine Myth is the beginning of Robert Asprin's Myth series, one of the best (and THE most hilarious) fantasy series of all time. This introduces us to the characters that make the series so wonderful. Some of the characters are
Skeeve: The apprentice to a washed out, burned out magician. When that magician is killed, Skeeve has to find a way to save his own life and find justice for his mentor.
Aahz: a Pervert, (oops make that Pervect), a demon rendered powerless by a practical joke gone awry.
Tanda: A beautiful, voluptuous green haired assassin with a firey temper and wicked sense of humor.
And Gleep: A loveable but dumb baby dragon.
This book is ideal not only for fans of fantasy but for humor fans as well. I picked it up and could not put it down. I also couldn't stop laughing! Don't just buy one, buy one for your friend! It's that good!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joe White on July 27, 2000
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The Myth-Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve start here!
Yes, you read that correctly. The adventures of the infamous dimension-hopping duo, whose deeds have been immortalized by the great Robert Asprin, begins with this fine book.
THRILL! As the Demon Aahz loses his powers! MARVEL! As the Klahd Skeeve learns how to use magik! JEER! As the diabolical Isstvan plots against are heroes! DROOL! As the voluptuous Tanda gives are heroes a helping hand! LAUGH! As our heroes get screwed time and time again!
This is a good book, really.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By clifford on December 8, 2004
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Another Fine Myth is a fun book to read for your child. If you have someone in your life that is about at the age where they might pick up Harry Potter or if they are looking for something akin to it, this is a good direction to turn. I feel that Asprin modeled these books on the old Hope and Crosby `Road' flicks. The banter between Skeeve and Aahz (the two main characters) is quite enjoyable. The worlds that Asprin creates are also very imaginative and fun to encounter.

This is quite an engrossing book and wont tire you no matter what your age as long as you have a sense of humor and a bit of wonder left in your heart.

Other series' in line with this would be the `Stainless Steel Rat' by Harry Harrison, and the `Xanth series' by Piers Anthony
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