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Craig Shaw Gardner

Author of A Malady of Magicks

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About the Author

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Craig Shaw Gardner has also written three books under the name Peter Garrison.

Series

Works by Craig Shaw Gardner

A Malady of Magicks (1986) 574 copies
A Difficulty with Dwarves (1987) 494 copies
A Multitude of Monsters (1986) 441 copies
A Night in the NetherHells (1987) 376 copies
An Excess of Enchantments (1988) 354 copies
Batman (1989) 345 copies
A Disagreement with Death (1989) 328 copies
Slaves of the Volcano God (1989) 309 copies
Return to Chaos (1998) 300 copies
Dragon Sleeping (1994) 268 copies
Bride of the Slime Monster (1990) 243 copies
The Other Sinbad (1990) 203 copies
Back To The Future Part II (1989) 186 copies
The Exploits of Ebenezum (1986) 163 copies
Dragon Waking (1995) 153 copies
Back To The Future Part III (1990) 150 copies
A Bad Day for Ali Baba (1991) 144 copies
Wishbringer (1988) 141 copies
Batman Returns (1992) — Author — 134 copies
The Last Arabian Night (1992) 129 copies
The Cylons' Secret (2006) 120 copies
Dragon Burning (1996) 117 copies
The Batman Murders (1990) 116 copies
The Wanderings of Wuntvor (1989) 114 copies
The Changeling War (1999) 105 copies
Dark Mirror (Angel) (2004) 93 copies
The Lost Boys (1987) 80 copies
Wanted Dead Or Alive (1998) 80 copies
Leprechauns (1999) 79 copies
The Cineverse Cycle (1990) 55 copies
The Sorcerer's Gun (1999) 51 copies
The Magic Dead (2000) 43 copies
Dark Whispers (2005) 28 copies
Temporary Monsters (2013) 6 copies
Temporary Hauntings (2013) 3 copies
Dlouhá noc v Démonii (1996) 1 copy
Temporary Humans (2018) 1 copy
God's Eyes 1 copy
Good Repair 1 copy

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998) — Contributor, some editions — 505 copies
A Dragon-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1994) — Contributor — 391 copies
The Fair Folk (2005) — Contributor — 386 copies
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Contributor — 336 copies
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Contributor — 333 copies
Hellboy: Odd Jobs (2003) — Contributor — 274 copies
Life on the Border (1991) — Contributor — 256 copies
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (1995) — Contributor — 245 copies
Gallery of Horror (1983) — Contributor — 226 copies
Dragons of Light (1980) — Contributor — 224 copies
Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and Daggers (1981) — Contributor — 206 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy (2005) — Contributor — 182 copies
Elf Fantastic (1997) — Contributor — 126 copies
Perpetual Light (1982) — Contributor — 99 copies
The Ultimate Spider-Man (1994) — Contributor — 90 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 5 (1980) — Contributor — 86 copies
After War (1985) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1997) — Contributor — 65 copies
OtherWere: Stories of Transformation (1996) — Contributor — 61 copies
Shadows 8 (1985) — Contributor — 59 copies
Future Crimes (1999) — Contributor — 59 copies
The Ultimate Silver Surfer (1995) — Contributor — 58 copies
Halloween Horrors (1984) — Contributor — 49 copies
Freak Show (1970) — Contributor — 49 copies
Midnight (1985) — Contributor — 46 copies
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contributor — 46 copies
Horrors (1866) — Contributor — 43 copies
Final Shadows (1991) — Contributor — 40 copies
Shadows 9 (1986) — Contributor — 37 copies
The Seaharp Hotel (1990) — Contributor — 36 copies
Shoredanin kellot (1992) — Author — 35 copies
Doom City (1987) — Contributor — 35 copies
Phantoms of the Night (1996) — Contributor — 30 copies
In the Fog: The Final Chronicle of Greystone Bay (1993) — Contributor — 30 copies
Chrysalis 2 (1978) — Contributor — 29 copies
Halflings, Hobbits, Warrows & Weefolk (1991) — Contributor — 23 copies
Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction (2003) — Contributor — 11 copies
Alien Encounters (1982) — Contributor — 8 copies
Jack Haringa Must Die! (2008) — Contributor, some editions — 8 copies
More Tales of Zorro (2011) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Old school humorous fantasy from when the Earth was cooling and I was young. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
 
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Jon_Hansen | Oct 13, 2023 |
I read these as a sprout. They were pretty cheesy but also very entertaining. Good lowbrow fun.
 
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grahzny | 3 other reviews | Jul 17, 2023 |
This is a first. I've subjected myself to some shit books in my time, but I generally try to go by the 10% rule--that is, if the author hasn't grabbed me in the first ten percent of the book, usually twenty to thirty-odd pages, then I'm out.

It's saved me a whole lotta wasted time.

But this one? It's weird, because I know I've read far, far worse writing. But just four pages in, by the end of the very first scene, I closed the cover and put the thing down. I will never pick it up again.

So I'm declining to even rate a book I finished something like a paltry 2% of.

What was so offensive, or so off-putting about these few pages? It comes down to a few things. I knew going in this would not be a fantastic book, but I had hoped for some chuckles, some unselfconscious turns to the reader and winking, whatever. Instead, in the first four pages, I had a guy holding a gun to another guy. That was it. He showed up, held the gun, told the guy not to talk and not to move, then after four pages of navel-gazing by both characters, all of which did its level best to be wry and sardonic but came across flat and unamusing, the gun holder disappeared.

Technically, I guess it set up a story question, but it was one that I simply didn't give a shit about, and the thoughts of another 200 pages of flat, unamusing pseudo-sardonic, faux-wry writing for a story that I already know wasn't going to be stellar? Nope.

I didn't come for the story. I came for some fun. And those first four pages were the opposite of fun.
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TobinElliott | 1 other review | Sep 3, 2021 |
Craig Shaw Gardner’s Battlestar Galactica: The Cylon’s Secret takes place prior to the events of the 2003-2009 re-imagined series, beginning with the Cylons actions in the First Cylon War before moving forward twenty years where Captain Saul Tigh and Executive Officer William Adama aboard the Battlestar Galactica encounter scavengers picking over the war debris in space. Tom Zarek, one of the scavengers, leads his crew aboard the Lightning near the armistice line with the Cylons and encounters a research station with Cylon staff who did not rebel in the original war. The story is entertaining and this was a fun book to read back in 2006, though events of the later BSG seasons as well as Caprica and Blood & Chrome contradicted many of the details from this book.… (more)
 
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DarthDeverell | 3 other reviews | Apr 19, 2021 |

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