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Spells (Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy #4)

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This anthology contains: The Candidate by Henry Slesar; The Christmas Shadrach by Frank R. Stockton; The Miracle Workers by Jack Vance; I Know What You Need by Stephen King; Toads of Grimmerdale by Andre Norton; The Snow Women by Fritz Leiber; Invisible Boy by Ray Bradbury; The Hero Who Returned by Gerald W. Page; Satan and Sam Shay by Robert Arthur; Lot No. 249 by Sir ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published 1985 by New American Library
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Andrew
May 17, 2014 Andrew rated it liked it
Again I am reviewing the US version of the book where in fact I have the British version published by Robinson Books. The contents however are identical. Like all the others in this series the books are a mixture of old and new stories (ok well to the late 70s and early 80s I guess) and show case a real breadth of talent I will admit I didnt realise. I guess anthologies are the best and worst of the genre - in that it allows you to see a real spectrum of work from many and varied authors - ...more
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As with any anthology, some stories are better than others, but these were overall good, with a wide range of subject matter, settings, and tones. Some are actually quite light-hearted, especially The Christmas Shadrach, and The Miracle Workers turns the standard thinking between magic and science on its head. Good range of different authors as well.
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Most of the stories were mediocre, but I enjoyed the experience of reading some dated fantasy :)
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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