Power. We all want it, they've got it -- witches, warlocks, sorcerers,necromancers, those who peer beneath the veil of mundane reality and put theirhands on the levers that move the universe. They see the future in a sheet ofglass, summon fantastic beasts, and transform lead into gold... or you into a frog. From Gandalf to Harry Potter to the Last Airbender, wizardry hasnever been more exciting and popular. Enter a world where anything is possible,where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way ofthe wizard. Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams ( The Living Dead ) brings youthirty-two of the most spellbinding tales ever written, by some of today's mostmagical talents, including Neil Gaiman, Simon R. Green, and George R. R. Martin.
ContentsIntroduction by John Joseph Adams
In the lost lands / George R.R. Martin
Family tree / David Barr Kirtley
John Uskglass and the Cambrian charcoal burner / Susanna Clarke
Wizard's apprentice / Delia Sherman
The sorcerer Minus / Jeffrey Ford
Life so dear or peace so sweet / C. C. Finlay
Card sharp / Rajan Khanna
So deep that the bottom could not be seen / Genevieve Valentine
The go-slow / Nnedi Okorafor
Too fatal a poison / Krista Hoeppner Leahy
Jamaica / Orson Scott Card
The sorcerer's apprentice / Robert Silverberg
The secret of calling rabbits / Wendy N. Wagner
The wizards of Perfil / Kelly Link
How to sell the Ponti Bridge / Neil Gaiman
The magician and the maid and other stories / Christie Yant
Winter solstice / Mike Resnick
The trader and the slave / Cinda Williams Chima
Cerile and the journeyer / Adam-Troy Castro
Counting the shapes / Yoon Ha Lee
Endgame / Lev Grossman
Street wizard / Simon R. Green
Mommy issues of the dead / T. A. Pratt
One click banishment / Jeremiah Tolbert
The Ereshkigal Working / Jonathan L. Howard
Feeding the feral children / David Farland
The orange-tree sacrifice / Vylar Kaftan
Love is the spell that casts out fear / Desirina Boskovich
El regalo / Peter S. Beagle
The word of unbinding / Ursula K. Le Guin
The thirteen texts of Arthyria / John R. Fultz
The secret of the blue star / Marion Zimmer Bradley.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Fantasy fiction, American.
Fantasy fiction, English.
Short stories, American.
Short stories, English.
|Publisher|| [Rockville, Md.] :Prime Books,2010
Adams, John Joseph,
477 pages ; 23 cm