Worlds of their Own

Overview

Many of today's best (and best-selling) fantasists got their start writing shared world fiction supporting roleplaying games. This massive anthology collects more than a dozen thrilling tales from R.A. Salvatore, Michael A. Stackpole, Monte Cook, Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham, and more to give an exciting overview of the original worlds and characters of authors who achieved their greatest fame writing stories they do not own.
Edited by James Lowder (The Book of All Flesh, ...

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Overview

Many of today's best (and best-selling) fantasists got their start writing shared world fiction supporting roleplaying games. This massive anthology collects more than a dozen thrilling tales from R.A. Salvatore, Michael A. Stackpole, Monte Cook, Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham, and more to give an exciting overview of the original worlds and characters of authors who achieved their greatest fame writing stories they do not own.
Edited by James Lowder (The Book of All Flesh, Prince of Lies), Worlds of Their Own presents an unprecedented sampler of fantasy and science fiction adventure tales from some of the best-loved and best-known authors in the genre.

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Editorial Reviews

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Eighteen stories by some of today's best-selling fantasists, including R. A. Salvatore, Will McDermott, and Nancy Virginia Varian, are gathered together in one volume. The tales range from a story about a princess trapped in an ice tower who learns the language of the birds to one that describes a young man of the future working in an alien diner, restless and driven to be a stowaway in a Megallanic truck loaded with deadly Hydro-Gel. Some settings and characters are unlike any encountered in reality, while others are familiar even in their peculiarity, and readers can connect with, relate to, and learn from the characters' experiences. Recommend this one to fans of alternative worlds, fantasy realms, and role-playing games.-Joanne Ligamari, Twin Rivers United School District, Sacramento, CA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601251183
  • Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/27/2008
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,204,658
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

ntroduction: The Last Word Matters by James Lowder

Mather's Blood by R.A. Salvatore

Keeping Score by Michael A. Stackpole

The Oaths of Gods by Nancy Virginia Varian

The Doom of Swords by Greg Stolze

Catch of the Day by Jeff Grubb

Ghosts of Love by Steven Savile

The Wisdom of Nightingales by Richard E. Dansky

The Guardian of the Dawn by William King

How Fear Came to Ornath by Ed Greenwood

The Admiral's Reckoning by J. Robert King Memories and Ghosts by Monte Cook

Three Impossible Things by Lisa Smedman

Near the End of the World by Greg Stafford

Confession by Paul S. Kemp

Lorelei by Elaine Cunningham

The Unquiet Dreams of Cingris the Stout by James Lowder

On the Off-Ramp of the Intergalactic Superhighway by Will McDermott

Twistbuck's Game by Gary Gygax

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