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Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (Flashing Swords! #4)

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"Introduction: Of Warriors and Wizards" by Lin Carter (editor)
"The Bagful of Dreams" by Jack Vance
"The Tupilak" by Poul Anderson
"Storm in a Bottle" by John Jakes
"Swords Against the Marluk" by Katherine Kurtz
"The Lands Beyond the World" by Michael Moorcock
Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Published (first published May 1977)
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Colin
Oct 26, 2016 Colin rated it it was amazing
I picked this up inexpensively from a Half-Price Books a while back . . . a very cool collection, with some great swords-and-sorcery authors returning to their favored characters and settings - a Cugel story from Jack Vance, a Viking story from Poul Anderson, a Brak the Barbarian story from John Jakes, a Deryni story from Katherine Kurtz (the first one I've ever read, though I've been meaning to check out the Deryni books since the late 1980s - this may inspire me to finally do so!), and an Elri ...more
Erik Graff
Mar 09, 2011 Erik Graff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sword & sorcery fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
Amazingly, I read volumes one, two and four of this five volume series of sword and sorcery collections--and I profess not to like the genre! Presumably this was because these were relatively cheap selections from The Science Fiction Book Club which I belonged to at the time.
Charles
Jul 18, 2008 Charles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Heroic Fantasy anthology. I have the hardback version of this. One of the stronger volumes in this five book series.
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Linwood Vrooman Carter was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. He usually wrote as Lin Carter; known pseudonyms include H. P. Lowcraft (for an H. P. Lovecraft parody) and Grail Undwin.

Carter had a marked tendency toward self-promotion in his work, frequently citing his own writings in his nonfiction to illustrate points and almost always including at
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