The Way of the Wizard
edited by John Joseph Adams
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, wizardry has never been more exciting and popular. Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams brings you thirty-two 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, Nnedi Okorafor, and many more. Enter a world where anything is possible, where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way of the wizard.
- World Fantasy Award finalist
Anthologist extraordinaire Adams once again strikes gold with 33 original and reprinted tales of wizardry in a wide variety of settings, from the medieval to the modern. […] Adams just keeps getting better and this anthology is no exception.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
I’d recommend picking up this book because it has a variety of authors, topics, and views on wizardry—you’re bound to enjoy at least a few of the tales in its 450+ pages. [B+]