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Bibliotheca Fantastica

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Stories within stories … twenty new fabulous tales of bibliophilic wonder, enchantment, terror, romance, mystery, and adventure…

Edited by Don Pizarro. Cover by Hugo award-winner artist, Galen Dara.

From the “Introduction”, by Don Pizarro:

“It seems fitting that fiction, one of the most time-honored ways of examining the complexity of human nature, also be applied to the exam
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Dagan Books (first published July 10th 2013)
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Haralambi Markov
Eclectic, passionate and layered. Don Pizarro has an excellent eye for fascinating short fiction, which fully appreciates the magic imbued in books and the manners in which it shapes our lives, both directly and indirectly.

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Mrs Giggles
Sep 25, 2013 rated it liked it
With the rise of reader devices, it is probably timely - if somewhat ironic since this anthology is most likely read on an electronic reader device - that Bibliotheca Fantastica serves up stories mostly revolving around books and, often, how reading is an integral part of living. Reading is crucial for the spread of knowledge need to build and maintain civilizations, keep us enlightened - that kind of thing. Since this is a fantasy anthology, often, the books are quite... magical.

As in the case
George S. Walker
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The stories run the gamut from alternate history to the far future. Nearly every shade of speculative fiction is represented. Some stories worked better for me than others. My favorite was Ray Vukcevich’s “The Go-Between”, a very different time travel story with engaging characters and clever dialogue. Others I enjoyed included: Lydia S. Gray’s “The Book of Doors”, about a girl who buys a homemade magic book at a library book sale; Michael Skeet’s “Read Me”, about a scroll that’s the object of s ...more
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Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was initially sceptical of Bibliotheca Fantastica, the recent anthology of short stories published by Dagan Books. The collection is, to put it simply, a book about books. Each of the twenty stories to be found between its covers involves a book, tome, scripture, scroll or tablet of some kind.

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