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Once upon a time :a treasury of modern fairy talesby Lester Del Rey
Synopses & Reviews
Ten of the top writers of fantasy present their views of the ways and byways of fairyland:
ISAAC ASIMOV — A most unusual knight meets an even more unusual dragon.
TERRY BROOKS — A boy and an elf discover courage conquers more than monsters.
C.J. CHERRYH — Three wishes — and the strangest love story ever told.
LESTER DEL REY — The little princess didn't really believe in a fairy godmother.
SUSAN DEXTER — The hermit boy didn't know that his pet fawn was a unicorn.
WAYLAND DREW — Each traveler claimed precedence — until a stranger joined them.
BARBARA HAMBLY — Three strange children from a dragon's lair were loved, until . . .
KATHERINE KURTZ — A fairy learns of faith and love from a holy man.
ANNE McCAFFREY — Humans and the descendants of Pegasus seek to escape their prison.
LAWRENCE WATT-EVANS — Killing a dragon is easy — once one knows how.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Lester del Rey, Risa Kessler — Prince Delightful and the flameless dragon / Isaac Asimov — Imaginary friends / Terry Brooks — Gwydion and the dragon / C.J. Cherryh — The fairy godmother / Lester del Rey — Thistledown / Susan Dexter — The old soul / Wayland Drew — Changeling / Barbara Hambly — The tinkling of fairybells / Katherine Kurtz — The quest of a sensible man / Anne McCaffrey — Portrait of a hero / Lawrence Watt-Evans.
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