NEWS: “The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories” is One of the Best of the Year

Rich Horton has selected Christie Yant’s story, “The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories” for inclusion in The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy. Congratulations to Christie!


“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. (Final grade: B+.)”

The reviewer, Brit Mandelo, singles out the following stories as favorites:

  • “The Secret of the Blue Star” by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Jonathan Howard’s “The Ereshkigal Working”
  • “One-Click Banishment” by Jeremiah Tolbert
  • Lev Grossman’s “Endgame”
  • Kelly Link’s “The Wizards of Perfil”
  • “Card Sharp” by Rajan Khanna
  • Delia Sherman’s story “Wizard’s Apprentice”
  • Susanna Clarke’s “John Uskglass and the Cumbrian Charcoal Burner”