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Barbarians II (Signet) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Sep 1988


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This collection of heroic fantasy tales features characters of amazing strength and courage, gods and beasts, beautiful maidens and evil sorcerers, in works by Norton, Saberhagen, Leiber, Howard, and others.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x96bb3ca8) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96760f30) out of 5 stars Nothing special 29 Nov. 2013
By Keith T Gibson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The stories (with original publishing dates):
* The Toads of Grimmerdale * (1973) * Andre Norton (2 stars)
* Maureen Birnbaum at the Earth's Core * (1986) * George Alec Effinger (1 star)
* Trapped in the Shadowland * (1973) * Fritz Leiber (3 stars)
* The Blacksmith * (1981) * Raul Garcia Capella (3 stars)
* Demon of the Snows * (1980) * Lin Carter (1 star)
* The Dark Mother * (1979) * Diana L. Paxson (1 star)
* Misericorde * [Kane] * (1983) * Karl Edward Wagner (3 stars)
* The Warrior Race * (1940) * L. Sprague de Camp (1 star)
* Fredeya * Charles L. Fontenay (2 stars)
* A Logical Conclusion * (1960) * Poul Anderson (3 stars)
* The Winged Helmet * (1967) * Fred Saberhagen (2 stars)
* The Changer of Names * (1977) * Ramsey Campbell (2 stars)
* The Valley of the Worm * (1934) * Robert E. Howard (3 stars)
* The Ghastly Pond * (1983) * Jessica Amanda Salmonson (1 star)

A bland collection...I found none of the stories to be more worthier than 3 stars...none of them stand out, even the Leiber and Howard stories are some of their minor work. The story "The Warrior Race", didn't even have barbarians in it; it was a science fiction story taking place in the near future, after the Earth has been invaded...a puzzler as to why it was included.
Most of these stories were very predictable.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9676b708) out of 5 stars Good for the collection of fantasy. 24 Dec. 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
So far the stories are good. However, I was hoping to get before the "PC" wave hit the paperback market, but the first story is about a WOMAN... One man's opinion but you buy a book with a big muscular barbarian, the women must be wenches, slave girls, dragon bait... Hrrrgggg! Time to put on the visigoth outfit and run around the back yard hacking at imaginary villagers! Hrrrggg!

But, no, I skimmed over the rest for a review and really good collection.
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