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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like anthologies
One of the best ways to get acquainted with new authors is to read anthologies. It may seem illogical to thnk a good short story might indicate an ability to write good longer stories, but I have found that this is generally the case. That said there are few authors in this book I am not acquainted with, in both short and long form; however, that did not dissuade me...
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2.0 out of 5 stars This book is not as it is portrayed to be
Firstly a warning to all Terry Pratchett fans. Unless you are so deciated to having everything written by Pratchett do not buy this book. The cover and author tilte would lead you to believe thath this is of the Discworld series. Be warned it is not. The compilation of short humourous short stories leaves a lot to be desired. Fantasy there certainly is but humour is in...
Published on 11 Dec. 1999 by chris-phillips@lineone.net


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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like anthologies, 16 Feb. 2010
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This review is from: The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (Paperback)
One of the best ways to get acquainted with new authors is to read anthologies. It may seem illogical to thnk a good short story might indicate an ability to write good longer stories, but I have found that this is generally the case. That said there are few authors in this book I am not acquainted with, in both short and long form; however, that did not dissuade me from buying it. I am glad that I did; you will find many gems in this book, amusing, often; thought provoking, certainly; entertaining, definitely. People for whom many of the authors are unknown will find plenty of reasons to search out the long form of their works after reading these stories. At the end of the day that is one of the best reasons for buying this type of book. For those only buying it for Terry Pratchett, shame on you, there are morre authors of merit in the world, give some of them a chance.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Flying Sorcerers, 28 Aug. 2009
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Excellent value for money as the book has stories by C.S Lewis, and other great sci fi writers
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you can't read the front cover, why bother with books?, 3 May 2005
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A nice collection of stories: a varied and interesting cross section of sci-fi authors including of course the venerable Arthur C Clarke, a far more important sci-fi writer than Terry pratchett as he would himself be sure to concur upon. Pratchett is my favourite author but he's hardly as groundbreaking and scientifically interesting as Clarke, because pratchett isn't a sci-fi writer!
I am stunned by the apparently oblique nature of this books title and cover, I managed to read all the information presented there without creating any erroneous opinions in my head, nor did I fail to realise this was not a discworld book due to the cunning use of words and phrases such as `collection of stories` and `different authors` on the jacket. As far as the book is concerned it is a good example of how careful selection from good sources can result in a good anthology. As far as some other readers are concerned, I would suggest either installing small speakers into all books from now on so vital messages not detectable by average eyesight can be guaranteed to reach potential buyers, or denying certain people the privilege of reading books and supplying them instead with adequate eyewear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 20 Sept. 2010
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A good read, though now I'll have to buy the first in this series and a few Piers Anthony novels to while away the wee small hours...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A collection of gems., 29 Nov. 2011
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This book led me to discover Vonnegut, Lovecraft, P.G. Wodehouse and Angela Carter. If you know these authors then you will know how valuable and varied they are! If not I would advise you to seek them out post haste.

An excellent collection of beautiful and bizzare stories. A mixture of fantasy, science fiction and even a little horror. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read, 22 Jan. 2013
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A varied mix of excellent shorts - a good taster of different writers' styles. Have a break, make a coffee, sit back and read a complete story as you drink. an excellent way to break the day!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great collection, 17 Feb. 2015
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Fantastic! Loads of great authors i didn't know about and brilliant little stories. Loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Dec. 2014
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Decent delivery and great price.
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49 of 86 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This book is not as it is portrayed to be, 11 Dec. 1999
This review is from: The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (Paperback)
Firstly a warning to all Terry Pratchett fans. Unless you are so deciated to having everything written by Pratchett do not buy this book. The cover and author tilte would lead you to believe thath this is of the Discworld series. Be warned it is not. The compilation of short humourous short stories leaves a lot to be desired. Fantasy there certainly is but humour is in short supply. In fairness I am not sure if this is because most of the selcted authors are American or have been based there for too many years. It could also be that the selected story tellers have written these stories in the first half of the 20th century when humour was vastly different from today. It is my opinion it is a combination of both. I only got a handful of chuckles out of this book but some of the stories were worth reading even without the humour. Ultimately my advice would be to give this a miss.
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16 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great variety of humour., 27 Feb. 2001
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First of all, this book is very hard to mistake for a Terry Pratchett book, as the cover kind of gives things away... and if you do buy this book, then you will be greatly entertained. Some of the stories (and only some) are not actually funny, but the rest are, and often very clever, especially "Specialist", one of the sci-fi stories...
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