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Eight Fantasms and Magics

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Cover artist  Anthony Sini
Publication date  1969
Originally published  1969
Genre  Science Fiction
OCLC  17424
Country  United States
Pages  288 pp
Author  Jack Vance
Publisher  Macmillan Publishers
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Media type  Print (Hardback & Paperback)
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Eight Fantasms and Magics is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Jack Vance. It was originally published by Macmillan in 1969 and reprinted in paperback by Collier Books in 1970. No further editions have been issued.

Contents

Contents

  • "Foreword"
  • "The Miracle-Workers" (Astounding 1958)
  • "When the Five Moons Rise" (Cosmos SF&F 1954)
  • "Telek" (Astounding 1952)
  • "Noise" (Startling Stories 1952)
  • "The New Prime" (Worlds Beyond 1951)
  • "Cil" (The Eyes of the Overworld 1966)
  • "Guyal of Sfere" (The Dying Earth 1950)
  • "The Men Return" (Infinity Science Fiction 1957)
  • "The New Prime" was originally published as "Brain of the Galaxy".

    Reception

    James Blish praised Vance's "marvelous feeling for the telling of sensual detail, his incantatory tone, his muted humor, his rather arcane vocabulary, his ear for exactly the right proper names, his love for the medieval and for anachronisms in general", and found the stories to be logical fantasies in the best of that tradition, exquisitely formed and offered with the modesty of a master who does not need to distract the reader by showing off." P. Schuyler Miller also reviewed the collection favorably, placing the stories on "the borderline between science fiction and fantasy" and ranking Vance as "a master of the genre."

    References

    Eight Fantasms and Magics Wikipedia


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