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Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy

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Publisher Comments:

Here they are, the writers and the worlds that have satisfied millions of readers. Each has returned to their compelling special places to tell a new tale that enriches and illuminates their most famous creations, in a big, lavish volume enhanced with color and illustrative materials. Many of the short novels take place at an earlier moment in the history of their worlds, and cast new light on the famous epics. Others fit into the already established patterns of their worlds, but happen offstage from the main action. All are essential reading to the millions of fans of these writers and worlds.Stephen King tells a tale of Roland, the Gunslinger, in The Little Sisters of Eluria Terry Pratchett relates an amusing incident in Discworld, in The Sea and Little Fishes Terry Goodkind tells of the origin of the Border between realms in the world of The Sword of Truth in Debt of Bones Orson Scott Card spins a yarn of Alvin and his apprentice in Grinning Man Robert Silverberg returns to Majipoor and to Lord Valentine's astonishing life in The Seventh Shrine Ursula K. Le Guin, in a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea, portrays a woman who wants to learn magic in Dragonfly Tad Williams tells an enthralling story of a great and haunted castle in an age before Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn in The Burning Man George R.R. Martin sets his adventure of The Hedge Knight a generation before his epic A Song of Ice and Fire Anne McCaffrey returns once again to her world of romance and adventure to tell of a Runner of Pern Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Saga is the setting of the revenge of The Wood Boy Robert Jordan, in the final section in the book, New Spring, tells of the meeting of Lan and Moiraine and of the beginning of their search for a baby just born who must lead in the final battle

Synopsis:

Acclaimed writer and editor Robert Silverberg gathered eleven of the finest writers in Fantasy to contribute to this collection of short novels. Each of the writers was asked to write a new story based on one of his or her most famous series: from Stephen King's opening piece set in his popular Gunslinger universe to Robert Jordan's early look at his famed Wheel of Time saga, these stories are exceptionally well written and universally well told. The authors include King, Jordan, and Silverberg himself, as well as Terry and Lyn Pratchett, Terry Goodkind, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, and Raymond E. Feist.

About the Author

Robert Silverberg has written more than 160 science fiction novels and nonfiction books, and has edited over 60 anthologies. He published his first story in 1954 while just a sophomore at Columbia University; in 1956, he won his first Hugo Award, for Most Promising New Author. His works include the bestselling Lord Valentine trilogy and the timeless classics Dying Inside and A Time of Changes. Silverberg has won the prestigious Nebula Award an astonishing five times, as well as four Hugo Awards. He holds the additional honor of winning these honors in five decades, and he has been nominated for both awards more times that any other writer.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Robert Silverberg

STEPHEN KING The Dark Tower

TERRY GOODKIND The Sword of Truth

ANNE MCCAFFREY Pern

RAYMOND E. FEIST The Riftwar Saga

ROBERT JORDAN The Wheel of Time

TERRY PRATCHETT Discworld

ORSON SCOTT CARD Tales of Alvin Maker

ROBERT SILVERBERG Majipoor

URSULA K. LE GUIN Earthsea

TAD WILLIAMS Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN A Song of Ice and Fire

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312867874
Subtitle:
Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy
Editor:
Silverberg, Robert
Editor:
Silverberg, Robert
Author:
T
Author:
McCaffrey, Anne
Author:
Williams, Tad
Author:
Raymond Feist
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Goodkind, Terry
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Author:
Williams, A. D.
Author:
Silverberg, Robert
Author:
Martin, George R. R.
Author:
Jordan, Robert
Introduction:
Silverberg, Robert
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - Anthologies
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Fantasy - Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19980815
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Acclaimed writer and editor Robert Silverberg gathered eleven of the finest writers in Fantasy to contribute to this collection of short novels. Each of the writers was asked to write a new story based on one of his or her most famous series: from Stephen King's opening piece set in his popular Gunslinger universe to Robert Jordan's early look at his famed Wheel of Time saga, these stories are exceptionally well written and universally well told. The authors include King, Jordan, and Silverberg himself, as well as Terry and Lyn Pratchett, Terry Goodkind, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, and Raymond E. Feist.

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