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Robert Silverberg
Tor Books; 1st edition (September 15, 1999)
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Fantasy is the oldest branch of imaginative literature-as old as the human .

Fantasy is the oldest branch of imaginative literature-as old as the human imagination itself. These novels, using thematic elements from Robert Browning’s poem Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, tell the saga of Roland, last of the gunslingers, who embarks on a quest to find the Dark Tower for reasons that the author has yet to reveal. Along the way, Roland encounters the remains of what was once a thriving society, feudal in nature but technologically quite advanced, that now has fallen into decay and ruin.

Each of the bestselling writers represented in these selections from Legends II returns to the fantasy universe he o Fantasty fans, rejoice!

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Fantasy fiction, American. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. A Tom Doherty Associates book. The dark tower: The little sisters of Eluria, Stephen King - Discworld: The sea and little fishes, Terry Pratchett - The sword of truth: Debt of bones, Terry Goodkind - Tales of Alvin Maker: Grinning man, Orson Scott Card - Majipoor: The seventh shrine, Robert Silverberg - Earthsea: Dragonfly, Ursula K. Le Guin - Memory, sorrow and.

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The great anthology of short novels by the masters of modern fantasy. Robert Silverberg has written more than 160 science fiction novels and nonfiction books. He began his writing career unsuccessfully at the age of 13, when he submitted stories to science fiction magazines and was rejected. He published his first story, entitled "Gorgon Planet," in 1954 while just a sophomore at Columbia University; but in 1956, he won his first Hugo Award, for Most Promising New Author, and he hasn't stopped writing since.

All the stories were original to the collection, and set in the authors' established fictional worlds. The anthology won a Locus Award for Best Anthology in 1999. Its science fiction equivalent, Far Horizons, followed in 1999. The collection has a sequel, Legends II, published in 2003.

Robert Silverberg returns to the giant world of Majipoor for The Book of Changes. Описание: All in one book, twelve breathtaking new tales from the most celebrated writers of modern fantasy fiction

Robert Silverberg returns to the giant world of Majipoor for The Book of Changes. Tad Williams brings us a new tale from the Otherland: The Happiest Dead Boy in the World. Anne McCaffrey returns to Pern for Beyond Between. Описание: All in one book, twelve breathtaking new tales from the most celebrated writers of modern fantasy fiction. Each story is set in the unique universe that brought its author world-wide success and acclaim.

LE GUIN A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA (1968) THE TOMBS OF ATUAN (1971) THE FARTHEST SHORE (1972) TEHANU THE LAST BOOK OF EARTHSEA (1990) The island world of Earthsea is inhabited by human beings an. .Among the human beings, magic is a gift with which some people are born, but which must also be learned as an art or science.

Электронная книга "Legends: Short Novels By The Masters of Modern Fantasy", Robert Silverberg. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Legends: Short Novels By The Masters of Modern Fantasy" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Robert Jordan relates crucial events in the years leading up to The Wheel of Time in New Spring. Ursula K. Le Guin adds a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea.

The great anthology of short novels by the masters of modern fantasy.Stephen King tells a tale of Roland, the Gunslinger, in the world of The Dark Tower, in "The Little Sisters of Eluria."Robert Silverberg returns to Majipoor and to Lord Valentine's adventure in an ancient tomb, in "The Seventh Shrine."Orson Scott Card spins a yarn of Alvin and his apprentice from the Tales of Alvin Maker, in "Grinning Man."Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Saga is the setting of the tale of "The Wood Boy."
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  • I, like another, thought I was purchasing a book with 11 short stories with some of my favorite authors. I was disappointed to find ONLY 4 of the stories in this version. I went awry with the description in the Editorial Review, by Craig Engler, printed in conjunction with this text. Please include more accurate information!

  • An Anthology must do three things: have a clear focus; select the best representative authors in the genre and, most important of all, grip both veterans as well as newbies in the genre. Legends easily scores high on all three. The focus on fantasy and short novels is crisp. The choice of authors is inspired. Anne McCaffrey, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Ursula LeGuin, George Martin and Silverberg himself are easily top draws in the fantasy business and the others are no slouches either. Silverberg has written short but invaluable background pieces that beautifully set the context of each individual story. So a new reader does not need to know the individual milieu of each story but can plunge in head-first. To Silverberg's and his authors' credit, many of the stories have been so set that they do not spoil the suspense or give away any secrets of the main books. Thus Jordan's story is set prior to The Eye of the World, Goodkind's prior to Wizard's First Rule and Martin's prior to Game of Thrones and they each set the stage for the respective series. No doubt, LeGuin's Earthsea story is in the middle, as are the King and Silverberg stories but they still do not reveal the twists to an unwary reader. I do not propose to review each individual story except to say that Martin, LeGuin, Silverberg and Goodkind are first class, Jordan and McCaffrey not far behind. The others, I am less happy with but that may be my bias. For any reader who loves fantasy, this is a "must-have" book. And for a reader wishing to learn what this "fantasy stuff" is all about, there can be no better starter volume. Highly recommended!

  • This is a good across the board serious start to short stories. These types of collections are good because they expose people to various authors that they would not have read normally. Thinking back on some of these stories still brings a smile to my face in some instances and a very loud goanb in some others,
    The strongest short stories in this colllection are
    "The Hedge Knight" by George RR Martian-Its a good story and its nice to read a story by this author where the point of view is not shifting every 5 secounds
    "GRINNING MAN" by Orson Scot Card-I probably wouldn't think it was so great if I didn't like "The Tales of Alvin Maker" so much. This tale is also fun too because it centers on Alvin and the antics of one David Crocket King of the Wild Frontier.
    These are the two front runers I'll give an honorable mention to the "Gunslinger" short story because it was a good in me keeping my sanity in the long years between "Wizard in Glass" and "Wolves of Challa"
    Terry Goodkind's "Debt of Bones" does its job but remember that with all of Goodkind's works it is very discriptive. Just speaking for myselgf wheneever i read one of his works I want to cheer and vomit at the same time.
    The only "bad" story in the bunch is Anne McCaffrey's "Runners of Pern" who can you have a Pern story and not even throw in a dragon to keep us interested Mrs. McCaffrey?
    Overall-solid and well rounded don't expect the unexpexcted where these authors are concerned.

  • I bought "Legends : Short Novels by the Master of Modern Fantasy" only for the Stephen King "Dark Tower" short-story, "The Little Sisters of Eluria." I do not intend on reviewing the book as a whole, thus making this opinion biased toward King's entry only.
    However, I feel that it is necessary for the customer who is only interested in this book because of King's story to know that this reviewer found the plot to be only somewhat interesting, and relevance to the "Dark Tower" volumes almost non-existent. Technically part of the the Gunslinger canon, one isn't going to miss out on crucial plot points if one does not read "Sisters."
    Specifically, the two main problems that I had with King's entries are: (1.) "Sisters," as a story by-itself, is only a two-out-of-five-starred story -- and seems to go from beginning to middle to end like a video game; the plot feels programmed, and not exciting enough to make one wonder, What's going to happen next? (2.) There is nothing, as far as I understood, that ties in the "Dark Tower" series to "Sisters," beside the fact that Roland (the Gunslinger) is the protagonist, and that he, in a couple of scenes, recalls some of his old friends that readers are previously familiar with.
    For those who crave more background information on the "Dark Tower" series, refer to other King books, such as "The Stand" and "Insomnia." If you must, pick "Legends" up at a library and read "Sisters" for free.

  • I found this book by accident when it first came out, and now, a few years later, I still re-read it quite often. I'll keep this short and sweet:
    This book introduced me to Tad Williams. I have now read a ton of his books. His short story "The Burning Man" was incredible.
    I've always been a huge Robert Jordan fan. "New Spring" is another fantastic addition to his masterpiece, The Wheel of Time. (For a detailed review of this story, check out my article at [...])
    "Grinning Man", "The Hedge Knight", and "The Woood Boy" are also great stories within this book.
    If you're looking for a wonderful collection of stories from today's best fantasy writers, this is THE book to have.