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- ISAAC ASIMOV
Faeries-legends about them abound throughout the world. They are evil creatures conjured up to frighten children. Or they are glittering spirits, blessed with wisdom and magic beyond the understanding of mere mortals. They are the unseen, dwelling in subterranean depths, luscious green meadows, or realms caressed by the night's cool shadows.
Here, in eighteen captivating journeys into the enchanting Faery lands, you'll find all sorts of enchanted creatures: from the Faerie Queen and King to the mischievous Brownies, from those who prey on the gullibility of humans to those who have been tricked out of their treasures by ordinary men and women. You'll witness mortals being held for a few brief hours in the timeless kingdom-only to find themselves returned to a world no longer their own. But beware, lest the spell of Faerie touch you, too, and force you to wander forever through Isaac Asimov's magical fantasy world.
Isaac Asimov (1920-92) was the award-winning author and editor of hundreds of books on everything from writing to science. His many groundbreaking novels, include the bestselling Foundation series and his novels Nightfall and The Positronic Man.
Martin H. Greenberg has edited more than 1,100 books in history, fiction, science, and many other fields. He is the CEO of Tekno Books and lives in Green Bay,Wisconsin.
Charles G. Waugh is a professor of Psychology and Communications at the University of Maine and the compiler of more than 100 anthologies. He lives in Winthrop, Maine.
About the Author
Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of 21, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 400 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas. Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades, until he died, at the age of 72, in April 1992.
Date of Birth:January 20, 1920
Date of Death:April 6, 1992
Place of Birth:Petrovichi, Russia
Place of Death:New York, New York
Education:Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Anthology of short stories about fairies - most are rather meh, IMHO but a very few are pretty good.
You know the phrase 'don't judge a book by its cover'? Well, this is one of those books. 'Faeries' is a collection of short stories (18 to be exact) that are suppose to be about faeries. Isaac Asimov is a great Science Fiction writer not a great fantasy writer. And sadly, his definition of faeries is more like aliens than the actual race that we think of today. In the story 'Flying Pan' a faerie acts as if he was an alien--until the very end where you find out he was just impersonating as one (which really bothers me). In the last story, 'The Queen of Air and Darkness', takes place in the future on a planet called Roland (if I'm not mistaken). The story adopts the idea of faeries kidnapping children and raising them as their own. However, in turn it is the native aliens, on the planet, that have kidnapped a child from a mother who is disparately looking for the child in a space-ship. Not what I was thinking when I saw the cover. Yet, not all the stories are like the ones that I have described. `The Ugly Unicorn¿, `My Father, the Cat¿ and `How the Fairies Came to Ireland¿ are a couple of good stories that I spotted within the text. `The Ugly Unicorn¿ is an Asian folklore revolving around many Chinese mythical creatures, a very unique piece. `My Father, the Cat¿ was one of the shortest tales, yet it is very humorous and riveting. If you are thinking about buying this book, I recommend that you check it out of the library first before making any decisions.
The stories are entirely Faerie. It features (almost?) every type of Faery. magical, enchanting, whateva u wanna say, it's a good book with wonderful stories. I congratulate Isaac on finding this collection of folk lore.