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This anthology contains: Mazirian The Magician by Jack Vance; Please Stand By by Ron Goulart; What Good is a Glass Dagger? by Larry Niven; The Eye of Tandyla by L. Sprague de Camp; The White Horse Child by Greg Bear; Semley's Necklace by Ursula K. Le Guin; And The Monsters Walk by John Jakes; The Seeker in the Fortress by Manly Wade Wellman; The Wall Around the World by This anthology contains: Mazirian The Magician by Jack Vance; Please Stand By by Ron Goulart; What Good is a Glass Dagger? by Larry Niven; The Eye of Tandyla by L. Sprague de Camp; The White Horse Child by Greg Bear; Semley's Necklace by Ursula K. Le Guin; And The Monsters Walk by John Jakes; The Seeker in the Fortress by Manly Wade Wellman; The Wall Around the World by Theodore Cogswell; and The People of the Black Circle by Robert E. Howard.


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This anthology contains: Mazirian The Magician by Jack Vance; Please Stand By by Ron Goulart; What Good is a Glass Dagger? by Larry Niven; The Eye of Tandyla by L. Sprague de Camp; The White Horse Child by Greg Bear; Semley's Necklace by Ursula K. Le Guin; And The Monsters Walk by John Jakes; The Seeker in the Fortress by Manly Wade Wellman; The Wall Around the World by This anthology contains: Mazirian The Magician by Jack Vance; Please Stand By by Ron Goulart; What Good is a Glass Dagger? by Larry Niven; The Eye of Tandyla by L. Sprague de Camp; The White Horse Child by Greg Bear; Semley's Necklace by Ursula K. Le Guin; And The Monsters Walk by John Jakes; The Seeker in the Fortress by Manly Wade Wellman; The Wall Around the World by Theodore Cogswell; and The People of the Black Circle by Robert E. Howard.

30 review for Wizards: Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jakk Makk

    Ten reasons this is the best fantasy anthology--evah--besides being a naturally occurring Appendix N sampler. Get it anywhere for $3. Asimov introduces clever, funny--and at times, dark Wizards. 1. "Mazirian The Magician", Jack Vance (1950) Influential to D&D and DCC spell casting. Mazirian's magical gardens closely resemble the cover 2. "Please Stand By", Ron Goulart (1961) Popular funny short. 3. "What Good Is A Glass Dagger", Larry Niven (1972) Appendix N greatness. 4. "The Eye Of Tandyla", L. Ten reasons this is the best fantasy anthology--evah--besides being a naturally occurring Appendix N sampler. Get it anywhere for $3. Asimov introduces clever, funny--and at times, dark Wizards. 1. "Mazirian The Magician", Jack Vance (1950) Influential to D&D and DCC spell casting. Mazirian's magical gardens closely resemble the cover 2. "Please Stand By", Ron Goulart (1961) Popular funny short. 3. "What Good Is A Glass Dagger", Larry Niven (1972) Appendix N greatness. 4. "The Eye Of Tandyla", L. Sprague de Camp (1951) Did this inspire the Players Handbook 1 ed. cover? Alas, the world may never now. RIP David A. Trampier (April 22, 1954 – March 24, 2014) legendary creator of "Wormy" comics and famous recluse. 5. "The White Horse Child", Greg Bear (1979) Don't talk to strangers offering magic. 6. "Semley's Necklace", Ursula K. Le Guin (1964) Arthur C. Clark, "To the beholder, an advanced science seems like magic." 7. "And The Monsters Walk", John Jakes (1952) Hardboiled first appearance in an anthology. Did this inspire Stephen King's, "Crate?" 8. "The Seeker In The Fortress," Manly Wade Wellman (1979) John the Ballad Singer, legendary lover, and lyricist. 9. "The Wall Around The World," Theodore Cogswell (1953) For the Harry Potter crowd. 10. "The People Of The Black Circle," Robert E. Howard (1934) Conan and arguably Lovecraft Mythos. 'Nuff said.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sharudin Jamal

    I am totally submerged in the stories. Very entertaining.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    I liked this selection - it goes from Jack Vance to Robert E. Howard with pretty even quality in between. I bought several other collections in this series and none of them were quite as good. I think the subsequent collections tended to force in a few more stories causing the average quality to decrease. Favorite: Ron Goulart's "Please Stand By" - A man gets cursed to turn into a medium-sized elephant on national holidays.

  4. 5 out of 5

    James Swenson

    Greg Bear's "The White Horse Child," about the power of stories, will stick with me. The others were enjoyable, if not life-changing. Extra credit to Ron Goulart for "Please Stand By," in which a character is cursed to turn into an elephant on all national holidays.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    9/4/86. No library.

  6. 4 out of 5

    AndrewP

    Anthology

  7. 5 out of 5

    Habib Dager

    Loved every story of it.. Looking forward to read the rest of the books in the series!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzie

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    Simon Forsyth

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    Victor Merling

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    Redsteve

  12. 4 out of 5

    alicia croy

  13. 4 out of 5

    Frank Wilson

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rdaneel

  15. 4 out of 5

    Traci Marcotte

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    Kim

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kristjan Wager

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ronald Wilcox

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    Linda

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    Authora

  21. 4 out of 5

    Phoenix

  22. 4 out of 5

    Leticia

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    Xlibris

  24. 5 out of 5

    Beverly Reynolds

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    Amy Gatten

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dan

  27. 5 out of 5

    Erik

  28. 4 out of 5

    Phil Carter

  29. 4 out of 5

    Meagon

  30. 5 out of 5

    yellowbird

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