The Way of the Wizard

by John Joseph Adams
Release date: 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, anthology

Edited by John Joseph Adams.

Power. We all want it, they've got it - witches, warlocks, sorcerers, necromancers, those who peer beneath the veil of mundane reality and put their hands on the levers that move the universe. They see the future in a sheet of glass, summon fantastic beasts, and transform lead into gold... or you into a frog. From Gandalf to Harry Potter to the Last Airbender, wizardry has never been more exciting and popular. Enter a world where anything is possible, where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way of the wizard. Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams (The Living Dead) brings you thirty-two of the most spellbinding tales ever written, by some of today's most magical talents, including Neil Gaiman, Simon R. Green, and George R. R. Martin.


  • Introduction by John Joseph Adams
  • In the Lost Lands by George R. R. Martin
  • Family Tree by David Barr Kirtley
  • John Uskglass and the Cumbrian Charcoal Burner by Susanna Clarke
  • Wizard's Apprentice by Delia Sherman
  • The Sorcerer Minus by Jeffrey Ford
  • Life So Dear Or Peace So Sweet by C. C. Finlay
  • Card Sharp by Rajan Khanna
  • So Deep That the Bottom Could Not Be Seen by Genevieve Valentine
  • The Go-Slow by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Too Fatal a Poison by Krista Hoeppner Leahy
  • Jamaica by Orson Scott Card
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Robert Silverberg
  • The Secret of Calling Rabbits by Wendy N. Wagner
  • The Wizards of Perfil by Kelly Link
  • How to Sell the Ponti Bridge by Neil Gaiman
  • The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories by Christie Yant
  • Winter Solstice by Mike Resnick
  • The Trader and the Slave by Cinda Williams Chima
  • Cerile and the Journeyer by Adam-Troy Castro
  • Counting the Shapes by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Endgame by Lev Grossman
  • Street Wizard by Simon R. Green
  • Mommy Issues of the Dead by T. A. Pratt
  • One Click Banishment by Jeremiah Tolbert
  • The Ereshkigal Working by Jonathan L. Howard
  • Feeding the Feral Children by David Farland
  • The Orange-Tree Sacrifice by Vylar Kaftan
  • Love is the Spell That Casts Out Fear by Desirina Boskovich
  • El Regalo by Peter S. Beagle
  • The Word of Unbinding by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria by John R. Fultz
  • The Secret of the Blue Star by Marion Zimmer Bradley
updated 2012-07-15

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