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Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (1980)

by Robert Lynn Asprin (Editor)

Other authors: Lynn Abbey (Contributor), Robert Lynn Asprin (Contributor), David Drake (Contributor), Philip José Farmer (Contributor), Janet Morris (Contributor)2 more, Andrew J. Offutt (Contributor), A. E. van Vogt (Contributor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Thieves' World (2)

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This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com & Bookstooge's Reviews on the Road Facebook Group by Bookstooge's Exalted Permission. Title: Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn Series: Thieves' World Author: Robert Asprin, Editor Rating: of 5 Battle Axes Genre: SFF Pages: 299 Synopsis: A continuation of the Thieves' World anthology, where we get novellas to short stories about various characters and their adventures in the grubby city of Sanctuary. My Thoughts: This stuff was ok. Kind of a like a Forgotten Realms but in one city instead of multiverse and short stories instead of trilogies or series. My only sticking point is that no character is really likable. You have some slightly sympathetic ones, but none that you want to cheer for. It really is a collection of scummy people. There are 10 books in this anthology series, we'll see how long I stick with it :-D " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
# 2 in Aspirin's Thieve's World series - An excellent exmple of accomplished authors contributing stories to a shared universe. ( )
  Carl.S | Feb 9, 2015 |
Another great collection of short stories in the Thieves World shared world. Farmer, Abbey, Drake, Van Vogt, its hard to beat that collection of authors. The story continues to develop in these stories in a cohesive and interesting way. ( )
  Karlstar | Sep 27, 2009 |
So successful a project was the original idea from Thieves World that they did more, and a game.

Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn : Spiders of the Purple Mage - Philip José Farmer
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn : Goddess - David Drake
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn : The Fruit of Enlibar - Lynn Abbey
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn : The Dream of the Sorceress - A. E. van Vogt
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn : Vashanka’s Minion - Janet Morris
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn : Shadow’s Pawn - Andrew J. Offutt
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn : To Guard the Guardians - Robert Lynn Asprin

Rats, arachnids, killer monkeys and even bigger octopedal nasties are a lot to put up with.

3 out of 5

Flaming demon midwifery.

3.5 out of 5

Steel secret.

3 out of 5

Some good advice in the middle of a divine disagreement: "Clearly, a human confronted by a god should not rely on force alone."

3.5 out of 5

Storm God sending is painful.

3.5 out of 5

Stone cold thievery.

2.5 out of 5

A spot of killer killing and slaver slaying can be good for a town.

4 out of 5

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/07/tales-from-vulgar-unicorn-robert-lynn.html ( )
  maketest | Aug 26, 2009 |
Short stories from different authors, all set in the same fantasy world with the same general cast of characters. It's the 2nd in the series, & I don't have the first. I suspect I'd have liked it better if I'd read the first. ( )
  Darla | Jun 5, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Asprin, Robert LynnEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Abbey, LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Asprin, Robert LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Drake, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Farmer, Philip JoséContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morris, JanetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Offutt, Andrew J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
van Vogt, A. E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Odbert, JimMapssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Velez, WalterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441805906, Mass Market Paperback)

The world's top fantasy writers spin stories and loop the loop with each other's characters in Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, the second collection in this unique anthology series set in the amazing city of Sanctuary, where you can enjoy the quiet elegance of Ambrosia House; sample bizarre pleasures at the House of Whips; sip ale in the Vulgar Unicorn, and listen to some of the most strange, dangerous, magical and deadly tales ever told... Philip Jose Farmer, A.E. Van Vogt, Robert Asprin, Lynn Abbey, Janet Morris, David Drake and Andrew J. Offutt have dreamed up a world of wonders - a fabulous reading adventure! Contents: * Introduction - Robert Asprin * Spiders of the Purple Mage - Philip José Farmer * Goddess - David Drake * The Fruir of Enlibar - Lynn Abbey * The Dream of the Sorceress - A.E. van Vogt * Vashanka's Minion - Janet Morris * Shadow's Pawn - Andrew J. Offutt * To Guard the Guardians - Robert Asprin * Essay: The Lighter Side of Sanctuary - Robert Asprin

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