Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy: Faeries

Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy: Faeries


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ISBN-13: 9780760723692
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 12/05/2000
Series: Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy
Pages: 375

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


Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy: Faeries 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jlparent on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Anthology of short stories about fairies - most are rather meh, IMHO but a very few are pretty good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.