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Flashing Swords! #3: Warriors and Wizards (Flashing Swords! #3)

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Five great sagas of swords and sorcery by L. Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, Andre Norton, Avram Davidson and Lin Carter. Edited by Lin Carter.


* "Introduction: Warriors and Wizards" by Lin Carter
* "Two Yards of Dragon" (Eudoric Dambertson) by L. Sprague de Camp
* "The Frost Monstreme" (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser) by Fritz Leiber
* "Spider Silk" (Witch World) by A...more
272 pages
Published August 1976 by Dell Publishing Co.
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In my opinion, Lin Carter was a better editor than a writer. He edited this series, called "Flashing Swords," which are collection of short stories in the heroic fantasy genre. I liked every volume, but some more than others. This was not the best of the five volumes, in my opinion, although it has a fine story by Fritz Leiber.
In my latest trip to Eljay's I found two fantasy collections each with a Rime Isle Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser tale. For some reason, I'd thought I'd found ones I hadn't read before. That was a silly thought. The stories in this collection were pretty good, but nothing else as superb as the Fritz Leiber.
K. Axel
Another Sword and Sorcery anthology, and not one of the better. If only the stories were connected somehow, but they seem (to me at least) chosen at random.

It gets the second star because it has a Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser story by Fritz Leiber, two favorites of mine.
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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...more
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