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THE WAY OF THE WIZARD Table of Contents

The Way of the Wizard

My anthology, The Way of the Wizard, is forthcoming in November from Prime Books. Here’s the cover copy, and the table of contents is after the cut:

Power. We all want it, they’ve got it—witches, warlocks, sorcerers, necromancers, those who peer beneath the veil of mundane reality and put their hands on the levers that move the universe. They see the future in a sheet of glass, summon fantastic beasts, and transform lead into gold…or you into a frog. From Gandalf to Harry Potter to the Last Airbender, wizardry has never been more exciting and popular.

Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams (The Living Dead) brings you 32 of the most spellbinding tales ever written, by some of today’s most magical talents, including Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Robert Silverberg, Kelly Link, and many more.

Enter a world where anything is possible, where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way of the wizard.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by John Joseph Adams
  • In the Lost Lands — George R.R. Martin
  • Family Tree — David Barr Kirtley
  • John Uskglass and the Cambrian Charcoal Burner — Susanna Clarke
  • Wizard’s Apprentice — Delia Sherman
  • The Sorcerer Minus — Jeffrey Ford
  • Life So Dear Or Peace So Sweet — C. C. Finlay
  • Card Sharp — Rajan Khanna
  • So Deep That the Bottom Could Not Be Seen —  Genevieve Valentine
  • The Go-Slow — Nnedi Okorafor
  • Too Fatal a Poison — Krista Hoeppner Leahy
  • Jamaica — Orson Scott Card
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice — Robert Silverberg
  • The Secret of Calling Rabbits — Wendy N. Wagner
  • The Wizards of Perfil — Kelly Link
  • How to Sell the Ponti Bridge — Neil Gaiman
  • The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories — Christie Yant
  • Winter Solstice — Mike Resnick
  • The Trader and the Slave — Cinda Williams Chima
  • Cerile and the Journeyer — Adam-Troy Castro
  • Counting the Shapes — Yoon Ha Lee
  • Endgame — Lev Grossman
  • Street Wizard — Simon R. Green
  • Mommy Issues of the Dead — T. A. Pratt
  • One Click Banishment — Jeremiah Tolbert
  • The Ereshkigal Working — Jonathan L. Howard
  • Feeding the Feral Children — David Farland
  • The Orange-Tree Sacrifice — Vylar Kaftan
  • Love is the Spell That Casts Out Fear — Desirina Boskovich
  • El Regalo — Peter S. Beagle
  • The Word of Unbinding — Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria — John R. Fultz
  • The Secret of the Blue Star — Marion Zimmer Bradley

Way of the Wizard final cover spread