The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales
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The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales

by Mike Ashley
Release date: November 2004 (Carroll & Graf)
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, anthology

Edited by Mike Ashley.

Sorcery is all around us. From a child's struggles to control magical powers for the first time, to the epic clashes of forces of good and evil on a titanic scale, here are more than twenty of the finest in contemporary and classic wizardry tales. Ranging from Michael Moorcock's "Master of Chaos," the story of a knight traveling to a castle on the edge of the world to face the ultimate sorcerer, to Peter Crowther's "The Eternal Altercation," in which a man is forced into the eternal battle between hope and despair on a sorcerer-controlled train, The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales also includes stories from Ursula Le Guin, Steve Rasnic Tem, James Bibby, Robert Weinberg, A. C. Benson, Michael Kurland, and Louise Cooper.

Contains:

Ten Things I Know About the Wizard by Steve Rasnic Tem
Villaggio Sogno by Richard A. Lupoff
The Game of Magical Death by Doug Hornig
The Infestation by Tom Holt
The Witch's Bicycle by Timm Pratt
The Sage of Theare by Diana Wynne Jones
Timekeeper by John Morressy
The Double Shadow by Clark Ashton Smith
The Rite Stuff by Michael Kurland
Master of Chaos by Michael Moorcock
Seven Drops of Blood by Robert Weinberg
To Become a Sorcerer by Darrell Schweitzer
No. 252 Rue M. le Prince by Ralph Adams Cram
The Bones of the Earth by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Closed Window by A.C. Benson
Disillusioned by Lawrence Schimel and Mike Resnick
In the Realm of Dragons by Esther M. Friesner
Forever by Tim Lebbon
The Wizard of Ashes and Rain by David Sandner
The Walker Behind by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Last Witch by James Bibby
Last Rites by Louise Cooper
The Eternal Altercation by Peter Crowther

 

(updated 2018-09-29)

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