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by Fletcher Pratt,L. Sprague de Camp

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Author:
Fletcher Pratt,L. Sprague de Camp
ISBN13:
978-0440196396
ISBN:
0440196396
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Publisher:
Dell Publishing (October 1979)
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Science Fiction
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The Compleat Enchanter: The Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea is an omnibus collection of three fantasy stories by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt.

The Compleat Enchanter: The Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea is an omnibus collection of three fantasy stories by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, gathering material previously published in two volumes as The Incomplete Enchanter (1941) and The Castle of Iron (1950), the first two books in their Harold Shea series, with the essay "Fletcher and I", de Camp's paean to his deceased collaborator

Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt. Spurred by this success, de Camp and Pratt wrote two more Harold Shea tales

Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt. The wall of serpents. Spurred by this success, de Camp and Pratt wrote two more Harold Shea tales. The first, "The Wall of Serpents," appeared in June 1953 in a short-lived publication called Fantasy Fiction; the second, "The Green Magician," was published in Beyond Fantasy Fiction, Number Nine, October 1954. In the first story, Shea explores the world of Finnish myth; while the second takes him to the emerald isle of Irish legend.

The "Harold Shea" Stories is a name given to a series of five science fantasy stories by the collaborative team of L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt and to its later continuation by de Camp alone, Christopher Stasheff, Holly Lisle, John. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt and to its later continuation by de Camp alone, Christopher Stasheff, Holly Lisle, John Maddox Roberts, Roland J. Green, Frieda A. Murray, Tom Wham, and Lawrence Watt-Evans. De Camp and Stasheff collectively oversaw the continuations.

According to de Camp, Pratt was born near Tonawanda, New York . Wall of Serpents (1960) with L. Sprague de Camp. A book on the Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame was printed in 2011. A Man and His Meals (1947).

According to de Camp, Pratt was born near Tonawanda, New York, and attended Hobart College for one year. During the 1920s he worked for the Buffalo Courier-Express and for a Staten Island newspaper. In 1926, he married Inga Stephens, an artist. In the late 1920s he began selling stories to pulp magazines. A Pratt-de Camp "Gavagan's Bar" story was cover-featured on the January 1959 issue of Fantastic Universe. Double in Space (1951).

Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt. Wall of Serpents is a collection of two classic fantasy short stories by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, the third volume in their Harold Shea series. The pieces were originally published in the magazines Fantasy Fiction and Beyond Fantasy Fiction in the issues for June, 1953 and October, 1954.

The Wall of Serpents is the third in L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's much-loved Compleat Enchanter series. The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend. But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected. The Wall of Serpents is the third in L.

Title: Wall of serpents Author(s): L Sprague De Camp, Fletcher Pratt ISBN: 32096-00-X, 978-32096-00-5 .

Wall Of Serpents book. This collects the last two novelettes in DeCamp and Fletcher Pratt's Harold Shea series about a man who's figured out how to jump into various fantasy worlds. The Mathematics of Magic - it was the greatest discovery ever  . As this opens, the cops are extremely suspicious that a detective investigating Shea has disappeared (he's trapped in Xanadu) so Shea and his wife Belphebe have to look for a powerful magician to help them get him back. This leads them first to the world of the Kalevala, then Irish myth.

But Sprague de Camp and Pratt are always entertaining and amusing. This is a delightful compilation of work by 2 of the giants. De Camp and Pratt were at their best when working together. 2 people found this helpful. Both were masters of many disciplines and keyed off each other, creating tales of wild imagination, liberally sprinkled with humor. The beauty of these stories is in the variety of persons that are caught up in them and the sheer logical progression of the ideas.

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Nov. 1979 Dell Fantasy mass market paperback, Fletcher Pratt (The Onslaught from Rigel), L. Sprague de Camp (Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories). The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend. But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected .- Amazon
  • Like the Incompleat/Incomplete Enchanter, this Harold Shea book contains two novellas, He and his wife Belphebe travel first to the world of Finland’s Kalevala and then to the Ireland of Cuchulainn, making good use of their information on the belief systems of the alternate worlds. For example, Harold knows that knowledge of your genealogy and background can be used against you in Finnish spells and that the spells must be in iambic tetrameter. Policeman Pete Brodsky and Walter Bayard are summoned from Xanadu, where they were left in the last adventure. Bayard can see through illusions because he is too rational to believe in magic. After complicated and amusing adventures, their attempt to return to Ohio lands them in ancient Ireland instead. There they meet the less than charming hero Cuchulainn. As a policeman Pete has learned a lot of Irish stories (despite being Polish himself) and knows what will happen, so they attempt to achieve a different outcome. As always, inventive and funny.

  • The premise is that mythology and great works of fiction are really discriptions of alternate universes. The hero of a series of books by Fletcher Pratt and L. Sprague DeCamp learns how to travel to the alternate universes. The Wall of Serpents is set in the world of Irish myth. The authors are great story-tellers and this series works very well. The sword fights, battles of magic, and battles of wit are all delightful. The reader will find this book more enjoyable if it is read after The Compleat Enchanter.

  • The author's names for _Wall of Serpents_ are
    L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
    (not L. Sprague and Fletcher Pratt de Camp).
    I havne't read this one yet as it is out of print, but I just finished _The Compleat Enchanter_ by the same two authors and containing the initial (mis)adventures of the same characters, which was such good fun that I am interested in tracking down this sequel! Well written, and with a delightfully intelligent sense of humor.