Fearsome Magics

Fearsome Magics A cabinet of magic A cavalcade of wonder A collection of stories both strange and wondrous of tales filled with wild adventure and strange imaginings Fearsome Magics the second New Solaris Book of F

  • Title: Fearsome Magics
  • Author: Jonathan Strahan K.J. Parker Karin Tidbeck Justina Robson Nina Kiriki Hoffman JamesBradley Frances Hardinge Kaaron Warren
  • ISBN: 9781781082133
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • A cabinet of magic A cavalcade of wonder A collection of stories both strange and wondrous, of tales filled with wild adventure and strange imaginings Fearsome Magics, the second New Solaris Book of Fantasy, is all these things and It is, we think, one of the best books you will read all year Award winning editor Jonathan Strahan has invited some of the best andA cabinet of magic A cavalcade of wonder A collection of stories both strange and wondrous, of tales filled with wild adventure and strange imaginings Fearsome Magics, the second New Solaris Book of Fantasy, is all these things and It is, we think, one of the best books you will read all year Award winning editor Jonathan Strahan has invited some of the best and most exciting writers working in fantasy today to let their imaginations run wild and to deliver stories that will thrill and awe, delight and amuse And above all, stories that are filled with fearsome magic Authors set to take part in Fearsome Magics include Christopher Priest, Garth Nix, Catherynne M Valente, Ellen Klages, Isobelle Carmody, Nalo Hopkinson, Frances Hardinge, Scott Lynch, Robert Shearman, Justina Robson, Christopher Rowe, Karin Tidbeck, K J Parker, and Justina Robson.Table of Contents The Dun Letter by Christopher Rowe Home is the Haunter A Sir Hereward and Mr Fitz story by Garth Nix Grigori s Solution by Isobelle Carmody Dream London Hospital by Tony Ballantyne Safe House by K J Parker Hey Presto by Ellen Klages The Changeling by James Bradley Migration by Karin Tidbeck On Skybolt Mountain by Justina Robson Where Our Edges Lie by Nina Kiriki Hoffman Devil s Bridge by Frances Hardinge The Nursery Corner by Kaaron Warren Aberration by Genevieve Valentine Ice in the Bedroom by Robert Shearman

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    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews Fearsome Magics is the follow-up anthology to Jonathan Strahan’s Fearsome Journeys. Here fourteen tales set out to explore the essential element of all fantasy: MAGIC! There are novellas looking at magic in other worlds, magic in the form of mathematical formulas, magic letters, magic superstitions, and even magic chairs. And while there were a few stories that seemed a bit out of place in the anthology, Mr. Strahan generally did a great job of puttin [...]

    I've come to have very high expectations of Strahan's anthologies. This is, perhaps, not the strongest of his collections, and the title seems more random that actually indicating a theme - but it's still a solid book with some good-to-very-good stories in it.** The Dun Letter, Christopher RoweIt's what we've all dreamed of, isn't it? A letter arrives from Elfland, letting us know that we are lost royalty and that soon we are to be whisked away to marvels untold?The execution here is fine - but [...]

    ~3.5In his introduction, Strahan notes that,"Magic is about rules. [] Magic without limitations, without consequences, unbinds the story, lets events run amok, and undermines dramatic power." In general, I agree wholeheartedly. As a reader, I don't necessarily need to understand the underlying logic, but I have to have a sense that it is actually there. If actions do not have consequences, the story devolves into that sense of trite unreality that we denigrate as the "fairy tale effect." There a [...]

    Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 1. The Dun Letter by Christopher Rowe - Rated 4/5Tansie, abandoned by her mother and left to live with her poorly (and poor) grandmother, one day opens a letter addressed to her mother that might change her life forever.I found this story fairly good, and written well. I liked the ending and the way Tansie won't let anyone tell her what she can or can't do.2. Home is the Haunter by Garth Nix - Rated 3/5This is about a knight travelling wi [...]

    Another fantasy anthology, sequel of sorts to Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy. This one, as per the title, is all about the magic. As always, it's an anthology and some stories I liked better than others, but not a clinker in the bunch.Personal favorites: Another Sir Hereford & Mr. Finch piece by Garth Nix, and stories by K.J. Parker, Nina Kiriki Hoffman and Kaaron Warren. But if you ask me again, I might choose others.

    reviewstaphorosis 3.5 starsA collection of speculative (though not necessarily 'magical' stories).It's hard to put together a really outstanding anthology. At least, few people seem to do it, and naturally the editor's tastes often won't match that of all readers. In addition, anthology themes are pretty hit or miss; few stories really fit well unless the parameters are broad.In this latter sense, Fearsome Magics is a pretty standard anthology. The title is vague, and most of the stories fit the [...]

    I really liked this anthology. There are some great stories in it.A more-detailed review will follow soon

    This anthology is in the same 'series' of sorts - before we had Fearsome Journeys, and now we have Fearsome Magics. As one may guess, we go from an anthology of journeys to one of magic, whether it's about different worlds joined by bridges or what consequences great power can bring, we have an anthology that investigates the many paths and questions magic itself can raise.Jonathan Strahan is well known in the anthologies sense world-wide, so one can expect, when picking up one of his works, to [...]

    After I finished (or mostly finished) reading this anthology, I realised what I didn't like about it: many, in fact most, of the stories are arguably horror, and I don't enjoy horror as a genre. I went in hoping for a book that was entirely fantasy, though the "Fearsome" part of the title probably should have warned me.I did have my hesitations, because having read the same editor's Best of the Year picks, I knew that his taste and mine were very different. I decided, though, based on the names [...]

    This looked like a fairly promising collection, but sadly I only really liked a few of the stories. I think the big flaw is that while the anthology is called Fearsome Magics, the theme isn't really tight enough. I like Strahan's discussion of how magic has to have consistent rules and not just be able to do anything, and yet there isn't much consistency here. Some of these stories feature magic in only the loosest sense, or even have none at all. Grigori's Solution tries to pass off a math equa [...]

    A collection of short stories encompassing the many forms of magic. My rating is overall a 4/5 Stars. I gave ratings and some thoughts as I read the stories. The stories start off with light and entertaining reads and ends with heavier subject matter. Not all the stories were alike or wrote about magic the same way which helped with the quality of the experience of reading it. The quality of writing was great and the prose in some of the stories was amazing. I'm glad I went ahead and bought the [...]

    (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)This is a collection of 14 fantasy stories, edited by Jonathan Strahan, filled with tales both strange and wondrous, of tales filled with wild adventure and strange imaginings. Garth Nix and Isobelle Carmody are absolute standouts for me in this collection. I have always enjoyed their novels and these two stories are no different. Nix's story of Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz was a pleasure to discover.Other goo [...]

    Magic can mean a great many things, and take endless forms; from legerdemain to magic rings, from hidden worlds to hiding in plain sight, a system of magic is a stock tool for many a writer, fantasy or otherwise. In Fearsome Magics, the latest Solaris Book of Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan collects together stories from fourteen authors, each dealing with magic in their own way. Given free reign to incorporate the theme into their stories however they wish, the authors involved here have contributed [...]

    Reseña completa: dondeterminaelinfinitospouna antología muy curiosa y con una variedad temática muy amplia. A pesar de que no he encontrado relatos brillantes quitando los tres comentados anteriormente, creo que es muy interesante descubrir nuevos acercamientos a la fantasía sin necesidad de las figuras y clichés típicos del género. Además el trabajo de Strahan como antólogo me parece muy curioso pues como he notado (y he leído en varias reseñas) su gusto es muy peculiar y los cuentos [...]

    Short story books can be super hit and miss. The 4 star rating is what I would rate the stories I liked the most, though there were some I would definately rate only one or two stars. My favorites were Home is the Haunter by Garth Nix and Safe House, by K.J. Parker and Hey, Presto! by Ellen Klages.

    A magic system anthology? Or anti-magic-system? “Grigori’s Solution” by Isobelle Carmody - Nevil Shute meets *Neverending Story*“Safe House” by K J Parker - I see why Coode St Podcaaaaaa talks about Parker a lot. Earthier than Ted Chiang, but just as challenging and original.

    I feel this book had too many authors who think magic is actually really cool trying very hard to make magic look like a bad idea. To make up for it, there were an awful lot of nebulous descriptions trying very hard to be spooky, and more than one story that tipped into confusion/surrealism.

    An anthology is very much dependent upon the tastes of the editor and it seems my tastes and those of Jonathan Strahan do not coincide. I enjoyed K.J. Parker's "Safe House," Ellen Klages "Hey, Presto!" and Justina Robson's "On Skybolt Mountain" quite a bit. (Provided by publisher)

    The trouble with reading anthologies which feature several different authors is that it's always a bit hit-and-miss (for me at least) whether I'll like (m)any of the stories.

    My favorite stories in this were 'Safe House' and 'Presto'. There were many stories that I struggled to get into or found myself just not wanting to read through.

    Solid and entertaining anthology. Some of the stories were stronger then others. I especially enjoyed Nix's and Parkers entries. Worth a look if. 3 out of 5 stars.

    Quite a good collection. One or two odd ones, but overall I liked it. In several cases just a hint of magic. Like a good spice that gives a hint of flavour without drowning everything out.

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