Variety of magic and tricks

Street Magicks

Street MagicksEditor: Paula Guran
Authors: Charles de Lint, Scott Lynch, Ellen Klages, Delia Sherman, Kat Howard, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Bear, Nisi Shawl, Jay Lake, Jim Butcher, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jeffrey Ford, Nnedi Okorafor, Simon R. Green, Sarah Monette, Lisa Silverthorne, Catherynne M. Valente, John Shirley, R. A. Lafferty

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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First of all, let me whine a bit because it’s seems weird to me that in most places the Editor is assigned as the book’s author and all the other people are only visible on the cover or in people’s comments. Didn’t she think she’d sell the book better with the names like Gaiman, Butcher, Green better visible in the search? [well, I might be alone with the Simon R. Green here, but you get my drift]

OK, I whined for a moment, I feel better :D. Now let’s get to the stories.

The editor promises a bunch of stories filled with magic and somehow connected to city streets. Well, some of the stories  really fit into this, but others seem to be a random addition. What you will find here is a variety of characters, settings, and genres. Don’t expect pure fantasy. Walking around the corner you might find yourself in the middle of a mystery. Continue reading “Variety of magic and tricks”