The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 2 Author:Lin Carter (editor) CONTENTS — The Demoness by Tanith Lee — The Night of the Unicorn by Thomas Burnett Swann — Cry Wolf by Pat McIntosh — Under the Thumbs of the Gods by Fritz Leiber — The Guardian of the Vault by Paul Spencer — The Lamp From Atlantis by L. Sprague DeCamp — Xiurhn by Gary Myers — The City in the Jewel by Lin Carter — In 'Ygiroth by Walter C. DeBill, Jr. — Th... more »e Scroll of Morloc by Lin Carter (based on an unfinished story by Clark Ashton Smith)
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Milord Sir Smiht, the English Wizard by Avram Davidson
Another great collection of short stories by the Who's Who of 1970's fantasy fiction. Rather than being strictly tales of Swords & Sorcery, many of these tales are influenced by H. P. Lovecraft. Xiurhn by Gary Myers is based on the combined influences of Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany and convincingly so. The brief tale by Avram Davidson is a rare jewel by this under appreciated writer. As is, Carter's own contribution which is based on a unfinished manuscript by Clark Aston Smith.All these tales are high quality obscurity and well worth reading when the book can be found.