- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Aspect; 1st edition (January 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 044667284X
- ISBN-13: 978-0446672849
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,756,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic Paperback – January 1, 1998
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From Kirkus Reviews
Twenty substantial stories, 195095, featuring magic in all its many and startling guises. Included are: ``Mazirian the Magician,'' from Jack Vance's first masterpiece, The Dying Earth; a tale of Lankhmar and Gray Mouser, from Fritz Leiber; one of Larry Niven's ``fading magic'' yarns; magic in pre-Revolutionary America (Katherine Kurtz); Zenna Henderson's classic ``The Anything Box''; one of Ursula K. Le Guin's stories from which developed the magnificent Wizard of Earthsea trilogy; Merlin vs. Lancelot (Roger Zelazny); and the ultimate magic word (F. Paul Wilson). Wrapping up the all-star cast are: Orson Scott Card, Robert Silverberg, Melanie Rawn, Joe Haldeman, Raymond E. Feist, C.J. Cherryh, Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey, Ray Bradbury, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Greg Bear, and Christopher Stasheff. A well-chosen, pleasingly varied assemblage that deftly avoids both the overly familiar and the tediously obscure. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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If you enjoy this one, Weis, along with her sometimes co-author Tracy Hickman did another anthology with many of the same authors: Treasures of Fantasy. Weis and Hickman created the Dragon Lance world which spawned scores, if not hundred of books by a enormous number of authors.
What Good is a Glass Dagger by Larry Niven
The Princess and the Bear by Orson Scott Card
The Summoning by Katherine Kurtz
As Is by Robert Silverberg
The Alchemist and the Witch by Christopher Stasheff
Fiddler Fair by Mercedes Lackey
Wizard's World by Andre Norton
Geroldo's Incredible Trick by Robert E. Feist
Willow by C. J. Cherryh
The Vacation by Ray Bradbury
Mazirian the Magician by Jack Vance
The Bazaar of the Bizarre by Fritz Leiber
The Lady's Gifts by Melanie Rawn
The Walker Behind by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Anything Box by Zenna Henderson
The White Horse Child by Greg Bear
Armaja Das by Joe Haldeman
[The Answer] by F. Paul Wilson (The title represents an apparently unspellable word, that looks like something typed over another thing and this is the best I can do]
The Word of Unbinding by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Last Defender of Camelot by Roger Zelazny