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October 2018 Fiction: Fantasy, Science Fiction

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The Book of Magic
A Collection of Stories
Edited by: Gardner Dozois By (author): George R. R. Martin By (author): Scott Lynch By (author): Elizabeth Bear
9780399593789 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies Oct 16, 2018
$40.00 CAD
Active 6.45 x 9.51 x 1.71 in | 1.89 lb 576 pages Bantam Dell Bantam
An anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy—featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many more!

Hot on the heels of award-winning editor Gardner Dozois’s (Rogues, Old Venus) acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf…and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda…and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore…and Severus Snape?

Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped—or misshaped—by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human…some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory.

In these pages, seventeen of today’s top fantasy writers—including award-winners K. J. Parker (The Two of Swords), Megan Lindholm (The Windsingers), John Crowley (The Deep), Tim Powers (Last Call), Liz Williams (Snake Agent), Elizabeth Bear (Eternal Sky Trilogy), George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire), Kate Elliott (The Court of Fives Trilogy), Scott Lynch (The Republic of Thieves), and more—cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever…and as near as next door.


STAR-STUDDED LINEUP: Some of the biggest names in the field, as well as its upcoming stars, will be contributing to this anthology:Eleanor Arnason, Elizabeth Bear, John Crowley, Andy Duncan, Kate Elliott, Matthew Hughes, Megan Lindholm, Scott Lynch, George R.R Martin, Garth Nix, K. J. Parker, Rachel Pollack, Tim Powers, Lavie Tidhar, Greg Van Eekhout, Ysabeau S. Wilce, and Liz Williams.

SECOND OF TWO EPIC ANTHOLOGIES: Follows The Book of Swords (October 2017) which focused on epic adventurous, swashbuckling fantasy stories by leading fantasy authors.

AWARD WINNING EDITOR: Gardner Dozois has won fifteen Hugo Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and thirty-four Locus Awards for his editing work. He was the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction for 20 years.

GARDNER DOZOIS has won fifteen Hugo Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and thirty-four Locus Awards for his editing work, plus two Nebula Awards and a Sidewise Award for his own writing, and has been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. He was the editor of the leading science fiction magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction, for twenty years, and is also the editor of the annual anthology series The Year’s Best Science Fiction, now in its Thirty-Second Annual Collection. He is the author or editor of over a hundred books. His last two anthologies, Dangerous Women and Rogues, were New York Times bestsellers.

Author Residence: Philadelphia, PA

Author Hometown: Salem, MA

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“In The Book of Magic, you get everything you expect and more! Assembling seventeen great authors in one place is a difficult job but this book, with a lot of help from editor Gardner Dozois, does just that…. This compilation is a treat for any who love a good fantasy tale.”Geeks of Doom
“[A] celebration of witches, wizards, and sorcerers.”io9
“The final collection from the late, great anthologist and editor Dozois is another superior volume…. All the authors demonstrate adeptness at worldbuilding within the confines of the short story format, bringing the reader into their imagined realms in just a few paragraphs.”Publishers Weekly

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