The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy Author:Mike Ashley (Editor) Comic fantasy has burgeoned into a favorite sub-category with the enormous popularity of such authors as Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Tom Holt, and Neil Gaiman. Veteran fantasy anthologist Mike Ashley has compiled these 35 stories from masters of the fanciful imagination...guaranteed to reassure us that the next-door world will be just ... more »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.
Table of Contents: Tom Holt, Craig Shaw Gardner, Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann, Michael Swanwick, Esther Friesner, Terry Bisson, Terry Pratchett, Harvey Jacobs, John Morressy, Terry Jones, Anthony Armstrong, Louise Cooper, David Langford, Peter Cannon, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, James F. Sullivan, Ron Goulart, F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, Randall Garrett, Amy Myers, Heywood Brown, Robert Rankin, James A. Bibby, Anne Gay, Richard A. Lupoff, Jane Yolen, Lawrence Schimel, Jack Sharkey, Alan Dean Foster, Harry Turtledove, Al Sarrantonio, Molly Brown, and R.A. Lafferty.