Wizards: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy

Wizards: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy

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Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, and many more join 'this magical brew [that] will enchant young adult readers and their elders as well.' (Publishers Weekly)

In Wizards, today's master fantasists turn their hands to tales of these magical beings, living in both ancient and modern times, as well as in fantasy realms that never were.

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Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, and many more join 'this magical brew [that] will enchant young adult readers and their elders as well.' (Publishers Weekly)

In Wizards, today's master fantasists turn their hands to tales of these magical beings, living in both ancient and modern times, as well as in fantasy realms that never were.

Featuring stories by New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer and Garth Nix as well as tales from Kage Baker, Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, Orson Scott Card, Terry Dowling, Andy Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, Patricia A. McKillip, Mary Rosenblum, Tad Williams, Gene Wolfe, and Jane Yolen.

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Locus
A very strong book from top to bottom...Highly recommended.
SF Revu
An excellent collection.
Monsters and Critics
A delightful waltz through the realms of magic and mystery as seen through the eyes of several gifted writers.
Publishers Weekly

Veteran fantasists weave a variety of imaginative spells in this fine anthology of 18 original wizardry-themed tales. Neil Gaiman's charming opener, "The Witch's Headstone," introduces a boy raised by the dead and offers a sneak peek at a novel-in-progress. An Icelandic bride in modern Maine makes magic in Elizabeth Hand's outstanding "Winter's Wife." Mary Rosenblum, Patricia A. McKillip, Nancy Kress, Terry Dowling and Gene Wolfe notably conjure up diverse and indelible, coming-of-age stories featuring contemporary teens discovering their true natures. Garth Nix successfully mixes English legends in "Holly and Iron." The prophet Elijah appears as the "wizard" of Jane Yolen's "Slipping Sideways Through Eternity." What goes around comes around, even for wizards and monsters in Jeffrey Ford's "The Manticore Spell." Tad Williams, Peter S. Beagle and Orson Scott Card contribute indifferent stories, but overall this magical brew will enchant young adult readers and their elders as well. (May)

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VOYA - Rachelle Bilz
This collection of eighteen never-before-published stories by masterful writers of fantasy such as Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Jane Yolen, Elizabeth Hand, and others is a compendium of tales about wizards of all stripes: benevolent, evil, young, old, powerful, and foolish. The tales take place in both contemporary and ancient times, in worlds both fantastic and realistic. There is something for all fantasy fans in this original and varied collection. The Ruby Incomparable by Kage Baker and Naming Day by Patricia A. McKillip offer fresh twists on mother-daughter conflicts and bonds. In Stone Man, Nancy Kress introduces young wizard Jared Stoffel, who discovers his powers during a skateboarding accident. Garth Nix creates a unique version of the Norman/English schism in Holly and Iron and flavors it with Arthurian legend. Peter S. Beagle introduces readers to the mysterious shukri creatures in Barrens Dancing. Stonefather serves as a prologue to Orson Scott Card's upcoming fantasy series. Edited by two award-winning authors, this anthology showcases modern fantasy writers at the top of their form. Fantasy aficionados will recognize these names; novices will receive a spellbinding introduction. Wonderfully imaginative and fun to read, this compilation of tales will enchant fantasy readers junior high through adult.

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ISBN-13:
9780441015887
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
646,210
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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