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Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful #2020

Witches Wicked Wild Wonderful A bewitching brew of stories sure to enchant Surrounded by the aura of magic witches have captured our imaginations for millennia and fascinate us now than ever No longer confined to the image of a h

  • Title: Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful
  • Author: Paula Guran Elizabeth Bear Tanith Lee Madeleine L'Engle Kelly Link Silvia Moreno-Garcia Andre Norton Richard Parks
  • ISBN: 9781607012948
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful By Paula Guran Elizabeth Bear Tanith Lee Madeleine L'Engle Kelly Link Silvia Moreno-Garcia Andre Norton Richard Parks, A bewitching brew of stories sure to enchant.Surrounded by the aura of magic, witches have captured our imaginations for millennia and fascinate us now than ever No longer confined to the image of a hexing old crone, witches can be kindly healers and protectors, tough modern urban heroines, holders of forbidden knowledge, sweetly domestic spellcasters, darkly domineeA bewitching brew of stories sure to enchant.Surrounded by the aura of magic, witches have captured our imaginations for millennia and fascinate us now than ever No longer confined to the image of a hexing old crone, witches can be kindly healers and protectors, tough modern urban heroines, holders of forbidden knowledge, sweetly domestic spellcasters, darkly domineering, sexy enchantresses, ancient sorceresses, modern Wiccans, empowered or persecuted, possessors of supernatural abilities that can be used for good or evil or perhaps only perceived as such Welcome to the world of witchery in many guises wicked, wild, and wonderful Includes two original, never published stories.ContentsThe Cold Blacksmith 2006 shortstory by Elizabeth BearThe Ground Whereon She Stands 2011 shortfiction by Leah BobetThe Witch s Headstone 2007 novelette by Neil GaimanLessons with Miss Gray 2006 novelette by Theodora GossThe Only Way to Fly 1995 shortstory by Nancy HolderBasement Magic 2003 novelette by Ellen KlagesNightside Diana Tregarde 1989 shortstory by Mercedes LackeyApril in Paris 1962 shortstory by Ursula K Le GuinThe Goosle 2008 shortstory by Margo LanaganMirage and Magia 1982 shortstory by Tanith LeePoor Little Saturday 1956 shortstory by Madeleine L EngleCatskin 2003 shortstory by Kelly LinkBloodlines shortfiction by Silvia Moreno GarciaThe Way Wind 1995 novelette by Andre NortonSkin Deep 2008 novelette by Richard ParksIll Met in Ulthar shortfiction by Tim Pratt as by T A Pratt Marlboros Magic shortfiction by Linda RobertsonWalpurgis Afternoon 2005 novelette by Delia ShermanThe World Is Cruel, My Daughter 2011 shortstory by Cory SkerryThe Robbery 1995 shortstory by Cynthia WardAfterward 1999 shortstory by Don WebbMagic Carpets 1995 shortstory by Leslie WhatBoris Chernevsky s Hands 1982 shortstory by Jane Yolen

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    1. This was a fairly good anthology But like all anthologies some of the stories were hit and miss My favorites were Walpurgis Afternoon,which focused on animals and gardening and the witches were lesbians, quite creative Lessons with Miss Gray had an odd way of telling the story, but the characters were vivid and the magic, ridiculous, in a good way However the ending made it seem like there should be another story The World is Cruel, My Daughter was Rapunzel from the witch s point of view and dis [...]

    2. The dollhouse chimney had broken off and fallen to the ground One of the cats picked it up and carried it away, like a souvenir That cat carried the chimney into the woods and ate it, a mouthful at a time, and passed out of this story and into another one It s no concern of ours Catskin,by Kelly LinkI read a book very similar to this about a year ago called Wizards Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy and loved it This book had a very similar premise a compilation of short stories by [...]

    3. A group of girls gather at the local witch s house to learn magic The lesbians next door have a tropical rainforest growing in their backyard never mind the temperate climate A boy discovers the right words to become invisible The Magia arrives in a grasshopper carriage A budding wise woman pulls on the enchanted skins of others.Magic is everywhere Witches can be anyone.I love magic, and I love witches I d rather be reading about witches than anything else, and so I knew from the moment I got my [...]

    4. The unexpected and very un Madaleine L Engle story, Poor Little Saturday, was worth the purchase alone It pre dates A Wrinkle in Timeby six years, and is also about witches, although far different from the Wrinkle witches Drawing lines between the witch woman in this short story and the later, greater Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which would make an interesting parlor discussion for L Engle philes and L Engle ologists That story stood out for me, as did Tanith Lee s Mirage and Magia, which was [...]

    5. It was okay I ve had much better anthologies Some stories I disliked intensely Some others I couldn t even finish or skimmed over lightly I can t even remember most of them I remember that I liked a couple of them, but I can t rightly remember which they were.The stories are Walpurgis afternoon, Delia Sherman Nightside, Mercedes Lackey The cold blacksmith, Elizabeth Bear Basement magic, Ellen Klages Mirage and magia, Tanith Lee Lessons with Miss Gray, Theodora Gross The world is cruel, my daught [...]

    6. Wow, I started this in 2013 I think this may be the first book that took me 3 years to finish it Well, there were many wonderful, wild, and wicked stories just as the title promised This is definitely not a read for anyone under 18 in my humble opinion, especially the re write of hansel and grettle around page 350, that story was just extremely disturbing If I could do this all again and I just might because this was a good read despite how long it took me I would read 1 3 stories per night and [...]

    7. This is a solid anthology with some surprises I was in the mood for a mix of witch themed short stories with a variety of approaches and authorial voices and it delivered I particularly liked The World is Cruel, My Daughter by Cory Skerry and Lessons with Miss Gray by Theodora Goss One criticism All of the stories were either European or American settings and drew primarily on European folklore about witches with one exception I would have liked variety of settings and sources for an anthology [...]

    8. I love discovering authors, and found three in this anthology Richard Parks Skin Deep, Ellen Klages Basement Magic and Silvia Moreno Garcia Bloodlines Ellen Klages story answered a question I ve had all my life what is a goofer Growing up my mom and my husbands mom said things were as soft as goofer feathers It s from a black comedy team on the radio Not all the stories were great, but they were mostly good The above were outstanding, as was Neil Gaiman s and Ursula K Le Guin s, of course.

    9. This was a decent collection of short tales all dealing with witches As with any collection, the style, focus, intensity and enjoyability varies I ran across a Witch World tale I had not read and others that I enjoyed Part of the reason I read anthologies is to expose myself to authors that I would not otherwise encounter since I do not buy for various reasons as many novels as I did earlier Enjoy dipping into the tales.

    10. Most of the stories didn t seem complete I picked this book up because of one author and hers was about the only story I liked I had to force myself to finish the book Each story had an introduction explaining why the witch was presented the way it was This took a lot of the enjoyment out of the book for me There was no drawing your own conclusions Everything was laid out bare for you.

    11. A collection of witch stories, where the witches range from protective guardians to the sort of person you don t turn your back on Some traditional stories retold, and new ones with an imaginative spin The stories range from light hearted and funny to dark and truly grotesque, so they re likely to be hit or miss for readers who want a particular tone.Avid fantasy readers are likely to find a favorite author, though, and you can always skip a story that doesn t appeal.

    12. I was a bit disappointed by the number of reprints in this collection Leah Bobet s story was one I had just read a couple of weeks before, catching up on old Realms of Fantasy magazines I was, however, happy to reread Neil Gaiman s The Witch s Headstone , but the overall quality was fairly high It definitely skews toward horror at the end, and that horror was definitely up my alley.

    13. I go into anthologies expecting there to be hit and misses but I usually leave with a few authors I want to check out this did the opposite of that I had to make a note to not look at author s names because I refuse to think this is their best work.Everything felt very off, and not in a good way for me.

    14. As with most anthologies, there were some stories I enjoyed a great deal, some I couldn t really stomach, and most of the rest fell somewhere in between.I d read stuff by many of the featured authors but some of the ones I didn t know intrigued me so I have made a note to look into the works of Ellen Klages, Cory Kerry, Richard Parks, Cynthia Ward, and Margo Lanagan.

    15. I enjoyed several of the stories in this collection, except the last one Witches getting power by pulling on the skins of the dead, Baba Yaga, witches in the modern world, making your way through the world after the witch is dead multiple stories here and other themes Overall interesting but not page turning.

    16. When I pick up a book of short stories, I expect to read stories I ve never seen before Not here 20 stories and only two of them new Moreover, I didn t care for many of the selections, which seemed to have been made to illustrate a form of witchcraft over the ages, rather than being good reads Even stories by my favorite authors weren t the ones I would ve chosen.

    17. Short story collections leave a bitter taste in my mouth almost every time Unfortunately this one has the same problem Some stories are amazing, some are ok but most of them are boring as hell I had to skip some of them.

    18. I thought that this was going to be a story about empowered women, and it was But many of the stories were also about evil women, either inherently that way or because the world had been horrible to them first.

    19. Quite a few stories in here I had already read and that I consider fan favorites that you find in books about witches or perhaps I had read the book before, I m not sure Either way a solid collection about witches and the world around them.

    20. I give most of the stories in this book at least a 4 out of 5 However, the last two stories really weren t my cup of tea.My new favorite quote is from Neil Gaiman s contribution Wherever you go, you take yourself with you Totally need to read the book this is an excerpt from.

    21. I received this book for free through First Reads This book is full of so many different kinds of magical beings I love that the idea of being a witch has so much range These authors are all so creative

    22. this is a free book i won from.I loved it all about all the witch stories I loved the first love about the lesiban couple that got married who were witches and let mother daughter neighbor s that they were witches also Was great book and hope to read stories like these.

    23. Jumped from three to four stars with the inclusion of a story by L Engle and an early one by LeGuin Pure gold.

    24. Some good short stories, some bad Mostly I feel the collection suffered from a need to select a variety of witches, rather than the best stories missed opportunity.

    25. A compilation of short stories that were previously printed elsewhere I reread a couple of things but it was a bit disappointing that they weren t the new stories I was hoping for.

    26. The title is wince worthy, and the intros to each story are obvious and trite But a number of the actual stories are wonderful.

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