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  • In extreme fantasy anything can happen. In Mike Ashley's breathtaking new anthology the only rules are those the writer makes - these are stories to liberate both the writers' and readers' imagination. They will take you to hell and back (literally - two of the stories involve hell in ways never explored before).For too long fantasy fiction has become synonymous with vast heroic-fantasy adventures in imitation of The Lord of the Rings, but the genre has always been far greater than dwarves and elves. Today many writers are rediscovering the wider world of fantasy and creating bold new ideas or magically reworking older arts.Ashley selects 25 stories by the likes of Orson Scott Card, Paul Di Filippo, A. A. Attanasio, Michael Swanwick, Christopher Priest and Peter Crowther, arranged in ascending order of 'extremeness'.The anthology opens with a story that takes us beyond Middle Earth in 'Senator Bilbo' by Andy Duncan - showing what happens when a radical descendant of his famous namesake tries to introduce immigration control - and reaches the ultimate in 'The Dark One' by A. A. Attanasio, a rite of passage story where you, the reader, discover you are being tested to become the successor to Satan.Other stories include:A man with a terminal disease looks for a cure in a world where Edward Lear meets Lewis Carroll.A man decides to banish all language.A tour of Hell by the boatman himself.The great comic stars of Hollywood find themselves seeking their lost world.A magical experiment recreates the Crucifixion.Suddenly all colour drains out of the world.A magical recreation of Chinese fantasy cinema where a magician and his adepts fight the flying dead.

  • The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales contains the finest horror fiction published in Britain's premier magazine of fantasy and terror during its first ten years.This illustrated collection includes stories by the world's leading masters of the macabre, including Clibe Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber and Dennis Etchison.

  • In this bizarre bumper issue of Fantasy Tales you will find:The warrior Ryre must battle a monstrous god that steals men's minds in Ramsel Campbell's The Changer of Names.'Splatterplunk' author David J. Schow reveals a black plant that feeds on human life in Night Bloomer.A train journey results in horror and madness as the modern world revolts in Garry Kilworth's Networks.Plus fiction, verse and art by J. N. Williamson, Samantha Lee, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Randall D. Larson, Harry O. Morris, Dave Carson and others.

  • New fantasy and horror from the UK and USA, including stories by Guy N. Smith and J. N. Williamson.Lin Carter's last story from the land of Yish.A terror-filled summer from Charles L. Grant.Profile of Chris Achilleos, mater of fantasy art....and news and views from the world of fantasy.

  • The Mammoth Book of Great Fantasy offers a wonderful collection - both classic and new - of this ever-popular genre. Mike Ashley brings together the great masters and originators of the form, such as George Macdonald and Lord Dunsany, through the great days of Conan the Barbarian, Elric and Melnibone and, of course, the creations of J.R.R.Tolkien, to today's craftsmen of fantasy such as Terry Pratchett, David Gemmell and Tanith Lee. Stories include: Yesterday was Monday, in which Theodore Sturgeon writes about a man who goes to sleep on Monday and awakes to find the next day is Wednesday - he has slipped out of time. The Wall Around the World, by Theodore Cogswell, tells of a young boy who masters flight in order to escape from a world in which he has become trapped. A Witch Shall be Born, one of Robert E.Howards greatest Conan the Barbarian stories. Aelfwine of England, a rare tale by J R R Tolkien, linking Dark Age Britain to Middle Earth.

  • In this fabulous fantastical issue of Fantasy Tales you will discover:Unholy slavers and flying demons confront a master swordsman in The Pit of Wings by bestselling author Ramsey CampbellThe play's the thing in Rehearsals a haunting story of childhood regret by Thomas F. MontelonePetrifying horror as ancient myth is revealed to be terrifying reality in The Medusa by Thomas LigottiPlus non-fiction by Peter James, and stories, verse and art by Garry Kilworth, Kathryn Ptacek, Adrian Cole, Samantha Lee and others

  • New fantasy and horror from the UK and USA, including stories by Guy N. Smith and J. N. Williamson.Lin Carter's last story from the land of Yish.A terror-filled summer from Charles L. Grant.Profile of Chris Achilleos, mater of fantasy art....and news and views from the world of fantasy.

  • In this bizarre bumper issue of Fantasy Tales you will find:The warrior Ryre must battle a monstrous god that steals men's minds in Ramsel Campbell's The Changer of Names.'Splatterplunk' author David J. Schow reveals a black plant that feeds on human life in Night Bloomer.A train journey results in horror and madness as the modern world revolts in Garry Kilworth's Networks.Plus fiction, verse and art by J. N. Williamson, Samantha Lee, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Randall D. Larson, Harry O. Morris, Dave Carson and others.

  • New fantasy and horror from the UK and USA, including stories by Guy N. Smith and J. N. Williamson.Lin Carter's last story from the land of Yish.A terror-filled summer from Charles L. Grant.Profile of Chris Achilleos, mater of fantasy art....and news and views from the world of fantasy.

  • This dazzling new collection of off-the-wall fantasies features stories from the minds of the funniest writers in the field, including Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, Paul di Filippo, Adam Roberts and Molly Brown. Here are 35 stories guaranteed to reassure us that the next-door world will be just as mad as this one.It includes a mix of brand-new stories and rare finds or forgotten gems, with a wide range of tales to suit every taste in humour. From the missionary plunged into the bizarre initiation rituals of a lost tribe to the bloke who thought magic would help his love life, from a wizard allergic to magic who sneezes his way into chaos to a man who finds his shoes have taken over control of his life, The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy unfalteringly turns fantasy and horror fiction on its head and makes magic into mayhem. A welcome new shot of comic genius in the sphere of fantasy fiction.

  • In this bizarre bumper issue of Fantasy Tales you will find:The warrior Ryre must battle a monstrous god that steals men's minds in Ramsel Campbell's The Changer of Names.'Splatterplunk' author David J. Schow reveals a black plant that feeds on human life in Night Bloomer.A train journey results in horror and madness as the modern world revolts in Garry Kilworth's Networks.Plus fiction, verse and art by J. N. Williamson, Samantha Lee, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Randall D. Larson, Harry O. Morris, Dave Carson and others.

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