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Flying Sorcerers, the (1997) [Anthology]
by Piers Anthony Robert Bloch Nelson S. Bond Fredric Brown Angela Carter Arthur C. Clarke John Collier Roald Dahl L. Sprague de Camp Thomas M. Disch Harry Harrison Eric Knight Stephen Leacock Stanislaw Lem C. S. Lewis Michael Moorcock William F. Nolan Mervyn Peake Terry Pratchett Fletcher Pratt Robert Sheckley Cordwainer Smith Kurt Vonnegut P.G. Wodehouse John Wyndham Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Read and loved by millions worldwide, these masters of wit have entertained us with intellegence and humor. Now in this hilarious collection they explore one of our oldest fantasies - the ability to fly. Terry Pratchett takes on death in a new and curious mission, Roald Dahl plays havoc with country supersition, Arthur C. Clarke shows the funny side of cosmic doom, and legends such as Piers Anthony, Angela Carter, C.S. Lewis and P.G. Wodehouse enchant and amuse us once again in The Flying Sorcerers.

Edited by Peter Haining


  • 1. Hordes of the Things: Comic Fantasies
    • Turntables of the Night by Terry Pratchett
    • A Slice of Life by P. G. Wodehouse
    • The Better Mousetrap by L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt
    • Sam Smallís Better Half by Eric Knight
    • Danse Macabre by Mervyn Peake
    • The Shoddy Lands by C. S. Lewis
    • Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    • Possible to Rue by Piers Anthony
  • 2. Deadly Nightshapes: Tales of the Supernatural
    • The Right Side by John Collier
    • Nasty by Fredric Brown
    • The Gripes of Wraith by Nelson S. Bond
    • The Roaches by Thomas M. Disch
    • The Lady of the House of Love by Angela Carter
    • The Stone Thing: A Tale of Strange Parts by Michael Moorcock
    • The Shrink and the Mink by Robert Bloch
    • Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life by Roald Dahl
  • 3. Vacant Space: Stories of Science Fiction
    • The Man in Asbestos: An Allegory of the Future by Stephen Leacock
    • Female of the Species by John Wyndham
    • A Good Shellacking by Stanislaw Lem
    • From Gustibleís Planet by Cordwainer Smith
    • Specialist by Robert Sheckley
    • The Adventure of the Martian Moons by William F. Nolan
    • The Golden Years of The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
    • No Morning After by Arthur C. Clarke

Original title: The Flying Sorcerers
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyHumorous
FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Specialist (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Sheckley
     From Gustible's Planet (1962) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Roaches, the (1965) [Short Story]
      Author: Thomas M. Disch
     Lady of the House of Love, the (1975) [Short Story]
      Author: Angela Carter

Edition #1: The Flying Sorcerers

The Flying Sorcerers (1997)
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Language: English

Edited by: Peter Haining
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The Flying Sorcerers (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 1857237250
Dimensions: 4.3 x 7.1 x 1.0 in
Pages: 369

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The Flying Sorcerers (November 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441005772
Dimensions: 3.9 x 6.6 x 0.9
Pages: 320

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