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The Magicians

3.23 of 5 stars 3.23  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Unseen by an apathetic society, a stupendous battle is being waged between good and evil. In the center of an unassuming town, gathered in a nondescript hotel, are the most powerful forces of time eternal: the thirteen black covens. On All Hallow's Eve they unite to summon the Black Magician, the darkest and deadliest being of all time They are a rag-tag group of misfits: ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published July 1980 by New American Library / Signet (first published 1976)
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - November 10, 2011

After spending something like 6 mnths reading Joseph McElroy's Women and Men I've decided to only read short bks for a looooonnnnnggggggg while - bks that I can read in a day or a few days. Every time I reach for something over 300pp long I shrink back. It's time for 'beach reading', 'vacation bks' - but when I was at the beach on 'vacation' I was reading McElroy. The Magicians fit the bill perfectly - even mo
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An urban-fantasy-cum-hardboiled-detective-novel from the 1970s. It's a bit sexist, but that's at least in part because it's a humorous homage to the SF and detective stories of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. If you can look past that, it's also a lot of fun.
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American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work from the 1960s and 70s is considered his most significant fiction, and his Road to Science Fiction collections are considered his most important scholarly books. He won a Hugo Award for a non-fiction book in 1983 for Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction. He was named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master ...more
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