Wizards

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Jack Dann, Gardner R. Dozois
Penguin, 2007 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Never-before-published stories by Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, Garth Nix, and a magical lineup of writers.

Throughout the ages, the wizard has claimed a spot in human culture-from the shadowy spiritual leaders of early man to precocious characters in blockbuster films. Gone are the cartoon images of wizened gray-haired men in pointy caps creating magic with a wave of their wands. Today's wizards are more subtle in their powers, more discerning in their ways, and-in the hands of modern fantasists-more likely than ever to capture readers' imaginations.

In Neil Gaiman's "The Witch's Headstone," a piece taken from his much-anticipated novel in progress, an eight-year-old boy learns the power of kindness from a long-dead sorceress. Only one woman possesses two kinds of magic-enough to unite two kingdoms-in Garth Nix's "Holly and Iron." Patricia A. McKillip's "Naming Day" gives a sorcery student a lesson in breaking the rules. And a famished dove spins a tale worthy of a meal, but perhaps not the truth, in "A Fowl Tale" by Eoin Colfer.

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Neil Gaiman's "The Witch's Headstone" is a weird little tale of a boy living in a graveyard, surrounded by ghosts--they are also his teachers and only friends. Garth Nix's "Holly and Iron" is a novel ... Read full review

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User Review  - sumik - LibraryThing

This is a collection of short stories and I'm on the 3rd story. So far, I'm really enjoying it. It helps that the first story in the book is by Neil Gaiman. Read full review

Contents

Holly and Iron
25
Color Vision
58
The Ruby Incomparable
83
A Fowl Tale
99
The Strangers Hands
119
Naming Day
139
Winters Wife
153
A Diorama of the Infernal Regions
187
Barrens Dance
219
Stone Man
234
The Manticore Spell
254
Billy and the Wizard
277
The Magic Animal
299
Stonefather
326
BY ELIZABETH HAND
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Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois are fixtures in the world of science fiction and fantasy, with numerous anthologies to their credit. Jack Dann lives in Australia. Gardner Dozois lives in Philadelphia.

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