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Wings of Fire (2010)

by Jonathan Strahan (Editor), Marianne S. Jablon (Editor)

Other authors: Peter S. Beagle (Contributor), Holly Black (Contributor), Orson Scott Card (Contributor), C. J. Cherryh (Contributor), Charles De Lint (Contributor)12 more, Gordon R. Dickson (Contributor), Harlan Ellison (Contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin (Contributor), Michael Lee (Designer), Tanith Lee (Contributor), Elizabeth A. Lynn (Contributor), George R. R. Martin (Contributor), Anne McCaffrey (Contributor), Naomi Novik (Contributor), Robert Silverberg (Contributor), Jane Yolen (Contributor), Roger Zelazny (Contributor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

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A good anthology of flaming big lizard stories at 3.44 with serveral standouts by McCaffrey, Bear, Murphy, Lynn, Dickson, Shepard and Reed.

Wings of Fire : The Rule of Names - Ursula K. Le Guin
Wings of Fire : The Ice Dragon - George R. R. Martin
Wings of Fire : Sobek - Holly Black
Wings of Fire : King Dragon - Michael Swanwick
Wings of Fire : The Laily Worm - Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Wings of Fire : The Harrowing of the Dragon of Hoarsbreath - Patricia A. McKillip
Wings of Fire : The Bully and the Beast - Orson Scott Card
Wings of Fire : Concerto Accademico - Barry Malzberg
Wings of Fire : The Dragon's Boy - Jane Yolen
Wings of Fire : The Miracle Aquilina - Margo Lanagan
Wings of Fire : Orm the Beautiful - Elizabeth Bear
Wings of Fire : Weyr Search - Anne McCaffrey
Wings of Fire : Paper Dragons - James P. Blaylock
Wings of Fire : Dragon's Gate - Pat Murphy
Wings of Fire : In Autumn A White Dragon Looks Over The Wide River - Naomi Novik
Wings of Fire : St. Dragon and the George - Gordon R. Dickson
Wings of Fire : The Silver Dragon - Elizabeth A. Lynn
Wings of Fire : The Dragons of Summer Gulch - Robert Reed
Wings of Fire : Berlin - Charles de Lint
Wings of Fire : Draco Draco - Tanith Lee
Wings of Fire : The Dragon on the Bookshelf - Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg
Wings of Fire : Gwydion and the Dragon - C. J. Cherryh
Wings of Fire : The George Business - Roger Zelazny
Wings of Fire : Dragon's Fin Soup - S. P. Somtow
Wings of Fire : The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule - Lucius Shepard

What do you call a dragon? Well, if it isn't the right thing, it isn't like you will have to worry about it for long.

4 out of 5

I'm melting.

3 out of 5

Demon crocodile cult mum.

3 out of 5

Just plane die.

3.5 out of 5

Masery kill.

3 out of 5

Wormspoor cold.

3.5 out of 5

Count Winkle Bork King.

3 out of 5

Reptiled symphony.

2 out of 5

Artos reading.

3.5 out of 5

Whipped boiled dragon rejection not so tasty.

3.5 out of 5

The last dragon makes a deal with a museum.

4.5 out of 5

Teleportin' time-shiftin' meteor shootin' dragon recruitin'.

4.5 out of 5

Crabby about dead one.

3.5 out of 5

Icy bloody demand for mum needs dragon empathy transformation.

4 out of 5

Emperor Lien.

3 out of 5

Human, dragon and knight team-up vs the bad guys.

3.5 out of 5

Dragon besieges, sneaks, server and scarpers.

4 out of 5

Dracaleology weaponry.

4 out of 5

Borderlands gang.

3 out of 5

Sacrifice snack.

3.5 out of 5

Mortal time end, zabil.

3 out of 5

Madog Glasog shape.

3 out of 5

Stage fight.

3.5 out of 5

Chinese special.

3 out of 5

Really big canvas cost story.

4 out of 5



3.5 out of 5

http://freesf.strandedinoz.com/wordpress/2011/08/wings-of-fire-jonathan-strahan/ ( )
  BlueTysonSS | Aug 21, 2011 |
First off, let me say that I have neither a great liking for nor a strong antipathy towards dragons. No, the reason I picked up the Wings of Fire anthology was because it featured stories by two of my favorite authors, Patricia A. McKillip and Jane Yolen, as well as others by writers who I was excited to encounter for the first time: namely, Naomi Novik, Peter S. Beagle, Ursula K. LeGuin, and George RR Martin. (What is it with fantasy authors and middle initials?)

As I look back over these stories, very few jump out at me as being either good or bad. McKillip’s and Yolen’s were a bit disappointing, the first being beautifully written but underdeveloped, the second lacking in emotional resonance. The one poem (by Beagle) was just gross, and several of the prose pieces were unintelligible. Anne McCaffery obviously relied on background for her Pern novels in writing “Weyr Search;” moreover, she seems to be one of those authors who inserts odd punctuation marks into her characters’ names … just to make them look cool. Martin’s “The Ice Dragon” was haunting enough, and Novik’s “In Autumn, A White Dragon Looks over the Wide River” was the one series-based story that worked on its own. Finally, I thought that when it came to exploring the themes of the dragon mythos, the best by far was “Dragon’s Gate” by Pat Murphy … although I cannot remember even that very clearly at the moment. It’s incredible how very forgettable this anthology was.

Of course, I’ve been known to pooh-pooh books before, and then to find that my opinion changes in retrospection. This seems to be particularly the case with short stories. But for now, Wings of Fire gets no recommendation from me. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Strahan, JonathanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jablon, Marianne S.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Beagle, Peter S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Black, HollyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Card, Orson ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cherryh, C. J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De Lint, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickson, Gordon R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ellison, HarlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Guin, Ursula K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, MichaelDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, TanithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lynn, Elizabeth A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, George R. R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCaffrey, AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Novik, NaomiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Silverberg, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yolen, JaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zelazny, RogerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chung, EvanCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lockwood, ToddCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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On the afternoon of August 2, 2008 over too much drink and too many laughs, this book and several others were inspired by Jeremy Lassen and the late Charles N. Brown. This book is dedicated to those two friends and to the memory of that long, fine afternoon.
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I keep nine dragons in an old cow barn,
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"Dragons: Fearsome fire-breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient hoarders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages? wisdom, and winged weapons of war? Wings of Fire brings you all these dragons, and more, seen clearly through the eyes of many of today?s most popular authors, including Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Bear, Holly Black, Orson Scott Card, Charles de Lint, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tanith Lee, George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Michael Swanwick, and many others" --Cover, p. 4.… (more)

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