This is a collection of short stories by different fantasy Authors. It is edited by Robert Aspirin.
Lots of sword and sorcery from the masters. Lots of fun!
From back cover: Lynne Abbey, Poul Anderson, Robert Asprin, John Brunner, Joe Haldeman and Andrew J. Offutt have created Sanctuary, and people it with wonders: One-Thumb (the crooked bartender at the Vulgar Unicorn); Enas Yorl, magician and involuntary shape changer (he lost a duel with another magician); Jubal, ex-gladiator and slave who is now a pillar of the community (he made his money selling slaves); Lythande the Star-browed (his magic is in question, his sword-play is not); Cappen Varra the Minstral (the only honest man in Sanctuary). These are just some of the unforgettable players you will meet on a stage where murder, mayhem, and skullduggery--with always a bit of magic--are the order of the day.
Sentences of Death - John Brunner
The Face of Chaos - Lynn Abbey
The Gate of the Flying Knives - Poul Anderson
Shadowspawn - Andrew Offutt
The Price of Doing Business - Robert Asprin
Blood Brothers - Joe Haldeman
Myrtis - Christine Dewees
The Secret of the Blue Star - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Essay: The Making of Thieves' World
Back cover blurb:
They all play the part of hero, they are all-powerful on a stage that is ruled by the one that you talk to - or the one you believe...
Thieves' World is what resulted when the world's top science-fiction and fantasy writers got together to create the amazing new world of Sanctuary, where you mix and mingle with Lythal the Star-browed: his magic is questionable, his sword-play is not. Jubal: ex-gladiator and slave, now a respected citizen (he made his money selling slaves). One Thumb: the crooked bartender at the Vulgar Unicorn ...and even more fantastic characters!
Lynn Abbey, Poul Anderson, Robert Asprin, John Brunner, Joe Haldeman and Andrew J Offutt have dreamed up a world of wonders - a fabulous reading adventure!
Classic Sword and Sorcery!
This is the very first of the shared Thieves' World fantasy adventure books; the one that sparked a number of imitations.
An excellent start to a new approach to writing. Several authors weaving tales within one city and interacting with each others characters
A great book of thievery.