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The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (2005)

by Mike Ashley (Editor)

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Series: Mammoth Fantasy, Amos Malone (Short Story "Wu-Ling's Folly")

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Brilliant new collection of comic fantasy masterpieces This dazzling new collection of off-the-wall fantasies features stories from the minds of the funniest writers in the field, including Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, Paul di Filippo. Adam Roberts and Molly Brown. Here are 35 stories guaranteed to reassure us that the next-door world will be just as mad as this one. It includes a mix of brand-new stories and rare finds or forgotten gems, with a wide range of tales to suit every taste in humour. From the missionary plunged into the bizarre initiation rituals of a lost tribe to the bloke who thought magic would help his love life, from a wizard allergic to magic who sneezes his way into chaos to a man who finds his shoes have taken over control of his life, The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy unfalteringly turns fantasy and horror fiction on its head and makes magic into mayhem. A welcome new shot of comic genius in the sphere of fantasy fiction.… (more)

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A collection of short stories from some of the best comic fantasy writers of this and last century. Mike Ashley introduces each story with a short biography of the writer.

Stand outs are Terry Prachett's Troll Bridge (the Billy Goats Gruff story from the Troll's point of view) and Tom Holt's story of a time travelling pizza delivery shop. ( )
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Ashley, MikeEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Armstrong, AnthonyContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bibby, James A.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bisson, TerryContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Broun, HeywoodContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brown, MollyContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cannon, PeterContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carroll, LewisContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cooper, LouiseContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dann, JackContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, AvramContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dozois, GardnerContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foster, Alan DeanContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Friesner, EstherContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gaiman, NeilContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, Craig ShawContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garrett, RandallContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gay, AnneContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goulart, RonContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heller, JulekCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holt, TomContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacobs, HarveyContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, TerryContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lafferty, R. A.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langford, DavidContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lear, EdwardContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lupoff, Richard A.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MacIntyre, F. GwynplaineContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morressy, JohnContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Myers, AmyContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pratchett, TerryContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rankin, RobertContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rozycki, PeteCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sarrantonio, AlContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schimel, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sharkey, JackContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sullivan, James F.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Swanwick, MichaelContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turtledove, HarryContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Yolen, JaneContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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  • Peregrine: Alflandia, by Avram Davidson
  • Pizza To Go, by Tom Holt
  • A Malady of Magicks, by Craig Shaw Gardner
  • Golden Apples of the Sun, by Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann and Michael Swanwick
  • Death Swatch, by Esther Friesner
  • Press Ann, by Terry Bisson
  • Troll Bridge, by Terry Pratchett
  • The Toll Bridge, by Harvey Jacobs
  • Alaska, by John Morressy
  • The Cat With Two Tails, by Terry Jones
  • The Warlock's Daughter, by Anthony Armstrong
  • The Glass Slip-Up, by Louise Cooper
  • The Distressing Damsel, by David Langford
  • Tender is the Night-Gaunt, by Peter Cannon
  • Shoggoth's Old Peculiar, by Neil Gaiman
  • Looking-Glass Land, by Lewis Carroll
  • The Story of the Four Little Children, by Edward Lear
  • The Disadvantages of Mind, by James F. Sullivan
  • The Return of Max Kearny, by Ron Goulart
  • The Unpleasantness at the Baloney Club, by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
  • A Fortnight of Miracles, by Randall Garrett
  • Aphrodite's New Temple, by Amy Myers
  • The Fifty-First Dragon, by Heywood Broun
  • The Boscombe Walters Story, by Robert Rankin
  • Fall'n Into the Sear, by James A. Bibby
  • The Cunning Plan, by Anne Gay
  • War of the Doom Zombies, by Richard A. Lupoff
  • The Tale of the Seventeenth Eunuch, by Jane Yolen
  • An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth, by Lawrence Schimel
  • Queen of the Green Sun, by Jack Sharkey
  • Wu-Ling's Folly, by Alan Dean Foster
  • Mebodes' Fly, by Harry Turtledove
  • The Return of Mad Santa, by Al Sarrantonio
  • Ruella in Love, by Molly Brown
  • Been a Long, Long Time, by R. A. Lafferty
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