Legends by Robert Silverberg
Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy

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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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About Robert Silverberg

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Robert Silverberg has won five Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, and the prestigious Prix Apollo. He is the author of more than one hundred science fiction and fantasy novels. Author website: majipoor.com
 
Published September 8, 2001 by Tor Books. 724 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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neither does Silverberg’s introduction shed any light on the modern predilection for grossly distended, interminable, pseudo-medieval sagas.

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Elizabeth Haydon's entry, Threshold , follows five doomed friends left to guard the remnants of a civilization about to be destroyed in a cataclysm after most of the populace has already fled to a safe haven: a stunning tale of courage and honor, duty and friendship, it may be the book's best entry.

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Although most of the selections are sober sidebars to serious literary fantasy cycles, Terry Pratchett's ""The Sea and Little Fishes"" is a giddy Discworld romp that pits cantankerous witch Granny Weatherwax against her crone cronies, and Orson Scott Card's ""Grinning Man"" is corn-fed tall talk ...

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From her physical description of ugliness (subtly encouraging the reader to have more contempt for her than if she were beautiful) to her hyper-protective and smothering behavior toward Lord Robert (making her son a weak and emasculated Momma’s boy, the ultimate maternal sin), to the fact that he...

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SF Site

Several of the authors in Legends II also romped through the first anthology, but Silverberg has also invited new authors, sometimes including those who have only appeared on the scene in the last few years, such as Elizabeth Haydon, authors whose fantasy worlds are new, such as Neil Gaiman, or a...

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For the first time anywhere, eleven of fantasy's bestselling (and/or award-winning) practitioners are gathered between the same set of covers, contributing an original novella in each of their most famous fantasy series.

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No anthology about other realms would be complete without a story about Pern and Anne McCaffrey obliges with a plague sweeping Pern with the dragonriders teleporting from place to place and between times to inoculate everyone.

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