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Features: ANDRE NORTON LORD DUNSANY POUL ANDERSON JESSICA AMANDA SALMONSON THOMAS BURNETT SWANN JAMES HOGG LAFCADIO HEARN RICHARD McKENNA MARY E. WILKINS PHILIP K. DICK HENRY SLESAR HERMINIE TEMPLETON H. C. BAILEY JOHANN LUDWIG TIECK JOHN BUCHAN ROBERT F. YOUNG ISAAC ASIMOV Faeries-legends about them abo Features: ANDRE NORTON LORD DUNSANY POUL ANDERSON JESSICA AMANDA SALMONSON THOMAS BURNETT SWANN JAMES HOGG LAFCADIO HEARN RICHARD McKENNA MARY E. WILKINS PHILIP K. DICK HENRY SLESAR HERMINIE TEMPLETON H. C. BAILEY JOHANN LUDWIG TIECK JOHN BUCHAN ROBERT F. YOUNG ISAAC ASIMOV Faeries-legends about them abound throughout the world. They are evil creatures conjured up to frighten children. Or they are glittering spirits, blessed with wisdom and magic beyond the understanding of mere mortals. They are the unseen, dwelling in subterranean depths, luscious green meadows, or realms caressed by the night's cool shadows.Here, in eighteen captivating journeys into the enchanting Faery lands, you'll find all sorts of enchanted creatures: from the Faerie Queen and King to the mischievous Brownies, from those who prey on the gullibility of humans to those who have been tricked out of their treasures by ordinary men and women. You'll witness mortals being held for a few brief hours in the timeless kingdom-only to find themselves returned to a world no longer their own. But beware, lest the spell of Faerie touch you, too, and force you to wander forever through Isaac Asimov's magical fantasy world.Editor Notes: Isaac Asimov (1920-92) was the award-winning author and editor of hundreds of books on everything from writing to science. His many groundbreaking novels, include the bestselling Foundation series and his novels Nightfall and The Positronic Man. Martin H. Greenberg has edited more than 1,100 books in history, fiction, science, and many other fields. He is the CEO of Tekno Books and lives in Green Bay,Wisconsin. Charles G. Waugh is a professor of Psychology and Communications at the University of Maine and the compiler of more than 100 anthologies. He lives in Winthrop, Maine.


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Features: ANDRE NORTON LORD DUNSANY POUL ANDERSON JESSICA AMANDA SALMONSON THOMAS BURNETT SWANN JAMES HOGG LAFCADIO HEARN RICHARD McKENNA MARY E. WILKINS PHILIP K. DICK HENRY SLESAR HERMINIE TEMPLETON H. C. BAILEY JOHANN LUDWIG TIECK JOHN BUCHAN ROBERT F. YOUNG ISAAC ASIMOV Faeries-legends about them abo Features: ANDRE NORTON LORD DUNSANY POUL ANDERSON JESSICA AMANDA SALMONSON THOMAS BURNETT SWANN JAMES HOGG LAFCADIO HEARN RICHARD McKENNA MARY E. WILKINS PHILIP K. DICK HENRY SLESAR HERMINIE TEMPLETON H. C. BAILEY JOHANN LUDWIG TIECK JOHN BUCHAN ROBERT F. YOUNG ISAAC ASIMOV Faeries-legends about them abound throughout the world. They are evil creatures conjured up to frighten children. Or they are glittering spirits, blessed with wisdom and magic beyond the understanding of mere mortals. They are the unseen, dwelling in subterranean depths, luscious green meadows, or realms caressed by the night's cool shadows.Here, in eighteen captivating journeys into the enchanting Faery lands, you'll find all sorts of enchanted creatures: from the Faerie Queen and King to the mischievous Brownies, from those who prey on the gullibility of humans to those who have been tricked out of their treasures by ordinary men and women. You'll witness mortals being held for a few brief hours in the timeless kingdom-only to find themselves returned to a world no longer their own. But beware, lest the spell of Faerie touch you, too, and force you to wander forever through Isaac Asimov's magical fantasy world.Editor Notes: Isaac Asimov (1920-92) was the award-winning author and editor of hundreds of books on everything from writing to science. His many groundbreaking novels, include the bestselling Foundation series and his novels Nightfall and The Positronic Man. Martin H. Greenberg has edited more than 1,100 books in history, fiction, science, and many other fields. He is the CEO of Tekno Books and lives in Green Bay,Wisconsin. Charles G. Waugh is a professor of Psychology and Communications at the University of Maine and the compiler of more than 100 anthologies. He lives in Winthrop, Maine.

30 review for Faeries (Magical Worlds of Fantasy)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tinquerbelle

    1) Introduction: Fairyland; Asimov, Isaac 2) How the Fairies Came to Ireland; Templeton, Herminie 3) The Manor of Roses; Swann, Thomas Burnett 4) The Fairy Prince; Bailey, H.C. 5) The Ugly Unicorn; Salmonson, Jessica Amanda 6) The Brownie of the Black Haggs; Hogg, James 7) The Dream of Akinosuke; Hearn, Lafadio 8) Elfinland; Tieck, Johann Ludwig 9) Darby O'Gill and the Good People; Templeton, Herminie 10) No Man's Land; Buchan, John 11) The Prism; Wilkins, Mary E. 12) The Kith of the Elf-Folk; Dunsany, Lor 1) Introduction: Fairyland; Asimov, Isaac 2) How the Fairies Came to Ireland; Templeton, Herminie 3) The Manor of Roses; Swann, Thomas Burnett 4) The Fairy Prince; Bailey, H.C. 5) The Ugly Unicorn; Salmonson, Jessica Amanda 6) The Brownie of the Black Haggs; Hogg, James 7) The Dream of Akinosuke; Hearn, Lafadio 8) Elfinland; Tieck, Johann Ludwig 9) Darby O'Gill and the Good People; Templeton, Herminie 10) No Man's Land; Buchan, John 11) The Prism; Wilkins, Mary E. 12) The Kith of the Elf-Folk; Dunsany, Lord 13) The Secret Place; McKenna, Richard 14) The King of the Elves; Dick, Philip K. 15) Flying Pan; Young, Robert F. 16) My Father, the Cat; Slesar, Henry 17) Kid Stuff; Asimov, Isaac 18) The Long Night of Waiting; Norton, Andre 19) The Queen of Air and Darkness; Anderson, Poul

  2. 4 out of 5

    Allyson

    Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy Series has always been a part of my life. My mother, who was a devoted SF fan when I was a child, had several of these around the house and those were my intro to other, longer works like Tolkien and Peake. This particular volume, Faeries, has some great stories, and even though the prose style is no longer modern as we read them in the 21st century, they are still great yarns that hold up well. One story in particular, having to do with aboriginal inhabitants Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy Series has always been a part of my life. My mother, who was a devoted SF fan when I was a child, had several of these around the house and those were my intro to other, longer works like Tolkien and Peake. This particular volume, Faeries, has some great stories, and even though the prose style is no longer modern as we read them in the 21st century, they are still great yarns that hold up well. One story in particular, having to do with aboriginal inhabitants of a human-colonized world in interstellar space, was especially brilliant in its concept and the story continues to echo in my mind. There are also some older stories in here, and even though their language and style are very different from what we're used to in contemporary fiction, they are definitely enjoyable narratives.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Isabel (kittiwake)

    When you came right down to it, you had to be modern. Why, Marianne wouldn't even have seen him, to say nothing of hearing what he'd had to say, if he'd worn his traditional clothing, used his own name and employed his normal means of locomotion. Twentieth-century humans were just as imaginative as eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century humans: they believed in creatures from black lagoons and monsters from 20,000 fathoms and flying saucers and beings from outer space - But they didn't believe When you came right down to it, you had to be modern. Why, Marianne wouldn't even have seen him, to say nothing of hearing what he'd had to say, if he'd worn his traditional clothing, used his own name and employed his normal means of locomotion. Twentieth-century humans were just as imaginative as eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century humans: they believed in creatures from black lagoons and monsters from 20,000 fathoms and flying saucers and beings from outer space - But they didn't believe in brownies . . . A strange mix of traditional fairy tales, fantasy stories, humorous stories, an M.R. James-style tale of eldritch horror and a science fiction tale with fairy-like aliens stealing human babies. Half-way through the book I was interested but not gripped, but apart from "The Manor of Roses", the most enjoyable stories, including "The Kith of the Elf-Folk", "The King of the Elves", "Flying Pan" and "The Long Night of Waiting", were all in the second half of the book. So it's a keeper after all.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jack

    This is an interesting collection of "Faerie Tales" from around the world by various famous authors. You get tales from the likes of Herminie Templeton giving us a couple excerpts of "Darby O'Gill & The Little People", as well as talkes from the likes of James Hogg, Jessica Amanda Salmonson (giving us a Chinese one that my girls liked), Andre Norton, Phillip K. Dick and Poul Anderson. While this is a good addition to your "bedtime stories" collection for children, it's a good adult read as well. This is an interesting collection of "Faerie Tales" from around the world by various famous authors. You get tales from the likes of Herminie Templeton giving us a couple excerpts of "Darby O'Gill & The Little People", as well as talkes from the likes of James Hogg, Jessica Amanda Salmonson (giving us a Chinese one that my girls liked), Andre Norton, Phillip K. Dick and Poul Anderson. While this is a good addition to your "bedtime stories" collection for children, it's a good adult read as well.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mars

    I've managed to get about a third of the way through before getting bored and wandering away. The stories are mostly predictable, mostly pointless (the primary lesson in them being, of course, "stay the #$%@#$ away from fairies!"), and about half of the ones I've seen are terrible even by the standards of fairy tales. I've managed to get about a third of the way through before getting bored and wandering away. The stories are mostly predictable, mostly pointless (the primary lesson in them being, of course, "stay the #$%@#$ away from fairies!"), and about half of the ones I've seen are terrible even by the standards of fairy tales.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dexter

    Like all anthologies, it had great stories, and it had not so great stories. Highlights are: "The Ugly Unicorn" by Jessica Amanda Salmonson; "The Kith Of The Elf-Folk" by Lord Dunsany; "Flying Pan" by Robert F. Young; and "Kid Stuff" by Isaac Asimov himself. Full Review: http://persyandarty.blogspot.com/2011... Like all anthologies, it had great stories, and it had not so great stories. Highlights are: "The Ugly Unicorn" by Jessica Amanda Salmonson; "The Kith Of The Elf-Folk" by Lord Dunsany; "Flying Pan" by Robert F. Young; and "Kid Stuff" by Isaac Asimov himself. Full Review: http://persyandarty.blogspot.com/2011...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amy Hirschman

    Some stories were a slow read, while others were a bit more intriguing. I'm up for more stories actually written by Asimov and also more faerie tales. Some stories were a slow read, while others were a bit more intriguing. I'm up for more stories actually written by Asimov and also more faerie tales.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Betty

    I found this book really entertaining, with interesting use of period language in some, and a varied background for the stories.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    Anthology of short stories about fairies - most are rather meh, IMHO but a very few are pretty good.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne

    If you are a person that likes a mixture of modern and some older fairy tales this a good book to start with. One of my favorites was the Ugly Unicorn.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lance

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nena

  14. 4 out of 5

    Erinn

    An excellent collection of short stories.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tal Good

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tamara

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Fure

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kate Cubitt

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

  20. 4 out of 5

    Trisha Kirkendoll

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nephilim

  22. 4 out of 5

    Luis

  23. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mel

  25. 4 out of 5

    Doug Harris

  26. 5 out of 5

    PagePainedWriter

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alana Adams

  29. 4 out of 5

    Elfofbooks

  30. 4 out of 5

    Chris

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