Edited by Julie E. Czerneda.
Strange magic... in 17 fascinating tales of spells gone awry.
When it comes to magic, skipping the directions, changing the ingredients, or garbling the words of a spell can lead to unusual consequences – sometimes dire, sometimes comical. Included in these stories are just a few of the possible results: a cybermancer has her spell disk corrupted by some unexpected input; two students brewing up spells outside the curriculum forgo a critical ingredient; a young woman orders a fairy-tale life, but forgets to read the fine print. Now they're really spellbound...
Julie E. Czerneda (born 1955) is a Canadian science fiction and fantasy author. She has written several science fiction novels, including the Prix Aurora winner In the Company of Others, a number of short stories. She has also edited several anthologies.
Julie E. Czerneda has won several of Canada's prestigious Aurora Awards, was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, and made the Nebula preliminary nomination list with her second novel.