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The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry

by Sean Wallace (Editor)

Other authors: Saladin Ahmed (Contributor), Scott H. Andrews (Contributor), Elizabeth Bear (Contributor), Bradley P. Beaulieu (Contributor), Cinda Williams Chima (Contributor)21 more, Aliette de Bodard (Contributor), James Enge (Contributor), Matthew Hughes (Contributor), NK Jemisin (Contributor), Mary Robinette Kowal (Cover artist), Jay Lake (Contributor), Tanith Lee (Contributor), Yoon Ha Lee (Contributor), Scott Lynch (Contributor), Alex Dally MacFarlane (Contributor), Naomi Novik (Contributor), K.J. Parker (Contributor), Richard Parks (Contributor), Tony Pi (Contributor), Benjamin Rosenbaum (Contributor), Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Contributor), Matthew David Surridge (Contributor), Genevieve Valentine (Contributor), Carrie Vaughn (Contributor), Chris Willrich (Contributor), Christie Yant (Contributor)

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This anthology brings together a stellar collection of short fantasy from authors who have made an impact on the genre over the last decade, along with some bestselling favorites, like Naomi Novik and Jay Lake.

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3.5 stars. Some of the stories in here don't quite seem to fit the warrior and the wizard mark that's supposed to be the standard for this anthology. Some of the stories in here are really really good and some of them are just ok.

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  Schlyne | Nov 12, 2015 |
This is a nice fat book with LOTS of stories in it, almost all of which were new to me.

The stories sometimes adhered closely to the usual S&S tropes, but were often very different indeed. Both "warrior" and "wizard" were defined very broadly indeed, leading to a lot of variety, and not nearly as much swordfighting as one might have expected, given the title and cover.

It was also nice to visit so many diverse cultures! Some seemed based on ones in our world, while others were fascinatingly new.

I started to cite a few of my favorites, but the list just got too long to be informative. Suffice it to say that almost all of the stories here are excellent.

Highly recommended for fantasy fans! ( )
  cissa | Nov 16, 2014 |
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Wallace, SeanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ahmed, SaladinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andrews, Scott H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bear, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beaulieu, Bradley P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chima, Cinda WilliamsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Bodard, AlietteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Enge, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jemisin, NKContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kowal, Mary RobinetteCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lake, JayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, TanithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, Yoon HaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lynch, ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacFarlane, Alex DallyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Novik, NaomiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parker, K.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parks, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pi, TonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosenbaum, BenjaminContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sriduangkaew, BenjanunContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Surridge, Matthew DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This anthology brings together a stellar collection of short fantasy from authors who have made an impact on the genre over the last decade, along with some bestselling favorites, like Naomi Novik and Jay Lake.

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Anthology includes:
  • Introduction / Scott H. Andrews
  • Small Magic / Jay Lake
  • King Rainjoy's Tears / Chris Willrich
  • A Rich Full Week / K.J. Parker
  • The Woman in Scarlet / Tanith Lee
  • Flotsam / Bradley P. Beaulieu
  • A Warrior's Death / Aliette de Bodard
  • A Siege of Cranes / Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • Fox Bones. Many Uses / Alex Dally MacFarlane
  • Where Virtue Lives / Saladin Ahmed
  • The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats / Scott Lynch
  • Strife Lingers in Memory / Carrie Vaughn
  • A Sweet Calling / Tony Pi
  • The Narcomancer / N.K. Jemisin
  • Golden Daughter, Stone Wife / Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Effigy Nights / Yoon Ha Lee
  • Wearaway and Flambeau / Matthew Hughes
  • At the Edge of Dying / Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Vici / Naomi Novik
  • Abjure the Realm / Elizabeth Bear
  • The Word of Azrael / Matthew David Surridge
  • Lady of the Ghost Willow / Richard Parks
  • The Singing Spear / James Enge
  • So Deep That the Bottom Could Not Be Seen / Genevieve Valentine
  • Warrior Dreams / Cinda Williams Chima
  • The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories / Christie Yant
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