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Magic in Ithkar by Andre Norton

Magic in Ithkar (1985)

by Andre Norton, Robert Adams (Editor)

Other authors: Lin Carter (Contributor), C. J. Cherryh (Contributor), Jo Clayton (Contributor), Morgan Llywelyn (Contributor), Patricia Mathews (Contributor)6 more, Ardath Mayhar (Contributor), Judith Sampson (Contributor), Roger C. Schlobin (Contributor), Susan Shwartz (Contributor), Nancy Springer (Contributor), Elisabeth Waters (Contributor)

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Series: Magic in Ithkar (1)

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    The Lark and the Wren by Mercedes Lackey (DisassemblyOfReason)
    DisassemblyOfReason: If you enjoyed Magic in Ithkar, The Lark and the Wren features a life-changing adventure at a similar fair partway through the story, as a young fiddler enters a music competition held there for those seeking to win a place in the Bardic Guild. In fact, The Lark and the Wren seems to have grown from a short story originally written for one of the Magic in Ithkar anthologies, so it even features a variation on the 'all the world comes to the fair at Ithkar' line.… (more)
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    Moon of Three Rings by Andre Norton (DisassemblyOfReason)
    DisassemblyOfReason: If you enjoyed Norton's short story "Swamp Dweller" in this anthology, MOON OF THREE RINGS also involves a woman with unusual powers who has a beast show.

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This was an enjoyable shared world set of short stories that spanned four volumes. This one contained works by Lin Carter, C. J. Cherryh, Jo Clayton, Morgan Llywelyn, Patricia Mathews, Ardath Mayhar, Andre Norton, Judith Sampson, Roger C. Schlobin, J. W. Schutz, Susan M. Shwartz, Nancy Springer, Elisabeth Waters. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Norton, Andreprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, RobertEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Carter, LinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cherryh, C. J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clayton, JoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Llywelyn, MorganContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mathews, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mayhar, ArdathContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sampson, JudithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schlobin, Roger C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shwartz, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Springer, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Waters, ElisabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Velez, WalterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Three Lordly Ones are said to have descended in their sun-bright Egg and come to rest on a spot near to the bank of the river Ith. (Prologue)
The Lady Ais arrived with her entourage at the site of the great fair three full days before it would officially open. ("The Goblinry of Ais")
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The first Magic in Ithkar anthology was edited by Andre Norton and Robert Adams; it is sometimes cataloged as Magic in Ithkar (its original title) and sometimes as Magic in Ithkar 1, depending on the edition. It is sometimes cataloged by the names of the editors, and sometimes by those of the participating authors (see book description for a list of the stories and authors in this volume).
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This first Magic in Ithkar anthology contains the following: "Prologue" by Robert Adams; "The Goblinry of Ais" by Lin Carter; "To Take a Thief" by C. J. Cherryh; "Jezeri and Her Beast Go to the Fair and Find More Excitement Than They Want" by Jo Clayton; "Fletcher Found" by Morgan Llywelyn; "Well Met in Ithkar" by Patricia Mathews; "Esmene's Eyes" by Ardath Mayhar; "Swamp Dweller" by Andre Norton; "Qazia and a Ferret-Fetch" by Judith Sampson; "For Lovers Only" by Roger C. Schlobin; "Dragon's Horn" by J.W. Schutz; "Homecoming" by Susan Shwartz ; "The Prince out of the Past" by Nancy Springer; and "Cold Spell" by Elisabeth Waters.
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