Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror

Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror

by W. H. Horner, David Seidman
     
 

Magic surrounds us. It is the stuff of creation. The Enlightenment did not kill it with science, nor did the Industrial Revolution extinguish its usefulness with mechanation. And whether mankind is aware of it or not, this timeless power continues to have a hand in the fate of mortals.

There exists in this world, things that logic and reason cannot explain, and

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Overview

Magic surrounds us. It is the stuff of creation. The Enlightenment did not kill it with science, nor did the Industrial Revolution extinguish its usefulness with mechanation. And whether mankind is aware of it or not, this timeless power continues to have a hand in the fate of mortals.

There exists in this world, things that logic and reason cannot explain, and there are beings that have never been captured or catalogued. Elves may feel cramped in the big city, but they can get by. As the wild lands disappear, werewolves may have to be a bit more careful, but they still find time to hunt. And devils and demons still prey upon the souls of the wicked and the unwary.

Come, explore this world of mystery, wonder, danger, and horror. You may find it to be not unlike the world in which you live.

Modern Magic contains twenty-six short stories of fantasy and horror and thirty-five photo-illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Envisioning a darker version of today's world, the 26 authors present tales of the fae, including P. Kirby's story of an unusual attempt to change fate by a precognitive member of the fae and his vampire associate ("Salvation in a Plastic Bag"); wizards, including Jon Allan Sprunk's tale of magic in unlikely places ("Office Magic"); and other supernatural denizens of the modern era. This strong and often graphic collection belongs in most horror or short story collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971360846
Publisher:
Fantasist Enterprises
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Michael Arnzen
"Modern Magic is an entertaining-and at times, downright frightening-journey down the strange alleyways of the fantastic. The writers collected here take magic in refreshingly fun and remarkably clever directions, reminding us that reality is never as simple or safe as we assume it is. ...What a knockout collection!"
Bram Stoker Award-winning author of 100 Jolts and Play Dead
Nancy Holder
"Modern Magic is a wonderful anthology of bright, inventive fiction, complimented by great art work that would do any art show proud. .."
Co-editor, Outsiders
Jay Lake
"Modern Magic puts the classic traditions of fantasy and magic onto the street, in your neighborhood, down the block. This collection of stories brings home the usual cast of bugbears and spooks, along with some unexpected characters, from fresh voices and old friends alike. Step inside the living room, don't mind the garlic-baited bear traps, and read a spell."
2004 Campbell Award Winner

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