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The way of the wizard

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Squirrel Hill Science Fiction FICTION W
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Science Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION W
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction FIC WAY
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC WAY
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
Introduction 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 Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Anthologist extraordinaire Adams (Federations) once again strikes gold with 33 original and reprinted tales of wizardry in a wide variety of settings, from the medieval (Mike Resnick's "Winter Solstice") to the modern (Jeremiah Tolbert's "One-Click Banishment"). George R.R. Martin effortlessly creates a convincing mythic world in "In the Lost Lands," wherein a knight tries to discourage his lady's interest in shape-shifting. Resnick's contribution movingly depicts Merlin suffering dementia-like effects from living backwards in time. A peasant endures numerous trials at the hands of a wizard king in Susanna Clarke's humorous "John Uskglass and the Cambrian Charcoal Burner," while Wendy N. Wagner's "The Secret of Calling Rabbits" is a melancholy and deeply affecting account of the last days of the last dwarf. Adams just keeps getting better and this anthology is no exception. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Wizards -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction, American.
Fantasy fiction, English.
Short stories, American.
Short stories, English.
Publisher [Rockville, Md.] :Prime Books,2010
Contributors Adams, John Joseph, 1976-
Language English
Description 477 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781607012320 (pbk.)
1607012324 (pbk.)
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