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The Incompleat Enchanter #2020

The Incompleat Enchanter The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages at least Professor Harold Shea thought so With the proper equations he could instantly transport himself back in time to all t

  • Title: The Incompleat Enchanter
  • Author: L. Sprague de Camp
  • ISBN: 9780575103399
  • Page: 346
  • Format: ebook
  • The Incompleat Enchanter By L. Sprague de Camp, The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages at least Professor Harold Shea thought so With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend.But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea s magic did not always work at leasThe Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovThe Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages at least Professor Harold Shea thought so With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend.But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea s magic did not always work at leasThe Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages at least Professor Harold Shea thought so With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend.But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea s magic did not always work at least, not quite as he expected .The Incomplete Enchanter is the first in L Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt s much loved Compleat Enchanter series.

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    1. Another thing on my Recommendations list that I d read long ago I don t know what it is about de Camp but he simply doesn t do anything for me I keep remembering the awful Conan volumes he and Lin Carter turned out that completely bastardized Robert E Howard s work, and the terrible Lovecraft biography where he tore HPL a new one Still I gave this a shot since he did it in collaboration with another writer But, no, it just didn t do anything for me The supposed humor was a masquerade at cuteness [...]

    2. Never thought I d see the day where Frege s definition of a number is a key plot point in a fantasy novel

    3. Of the incomplete enchanter books the first was clearly the best which is why I have given it five stars and the complete enchanter four Having said that they are both excellent reads.This is a fast paced, enjoyable fantasy adventure in several parts in which our hero, an academic of course, finds himself whisked across parallel universes simply by an act of will and belief to mystical realms from books and legends, where he can suddenly find he can do magic Its awesome as he realises that his o [...]

    4. I read this book over 50 years ago, and enjoyed it almost as much this time as I did then I was surprised by how much I remembered I d forgotten how funny it was or maybe I didn t fine it funny back then It was one of the first alternate universe books I read and that has turned into my favorite variety of SF It led me to try to read Fairie Queene, but gave up on that until college Maybe I ll re read it now So, back then, I enjoyed the Norse myth story much The main change in my attitude is I n [...]

    5. Retro Hugo Award Finalists 1940 The Roaring Trumpet by L Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt Unknown, May 1940 Professor Harold Shea discovers a way to transport himself back to a time of ancient legend But instead of landing in Ireland as he wanted, Shea discovers he is really in the Scandinavia of Norse myth, hanging out with the likes of Thor and Loki To his disappointment, Shea realizes that his modern artifacts such as matches don t work in this land, but through trial and error manages to t [...]

    6. I picked this up randomly from a used bookstore because the title caught my eye It has a decent hook namely, a handful of scientists and psychologists devise a mathematical formula that pushes people into alternate universes, and for some handwave y reason these universes are based off existing myths and stories Once in an alternate universe, they must use their wits and scientific knowledge to deal with the locals, figure out how magic works, and ultimately travel back home This book includes t [...]

    7. Weird psychologists find a way to travel to fictional worlds through magic performed via complex formal logic The worlds they travel to are worlds of our myths and legends, and there the magic they can use depends on the narrative style, lexicon etc the original opera s author used So they often have to invent some sorts of poem, appropriate for the setting, to get the desired effect and while one of the two psychologists avoids trouble and try to focus on understanding said magic, the other, Ha [...]

    8. One of those good old literature hopping humour stories In these Harold Shea transports himself into the myths of Viking legend and then the world of Edmund Spenser s Faerie Queene I wouldn t say it is laugh out loud funny but is a nice romp and adventure nonetheless.I must say I enjoyed the first half than the second but that may well by the result of my familiarity with Norse Myth over Spenser s writings.

    9. Stupendo libro, assoluta poesia L ho adorato per la sua particolarit , per come giustifica l esistenza della magia, l esistenza dei mondi fantastici stessi, per l assoluta logica e indiscussa variet della storia Meraviglioso, non esagero nel dire che sia uno dei fantasy che in assoluto mi piaciuto di pi.

    10. This book was on my dad s shelf growing up, somewhere around where he kept Asimov, Aspirin, Heinlein, and so many others I m never really objective when reviewing, but here even less than normal It s a part of my childhood I wonder what I would think if I read it now

    11. This volume is the first of a series in which the protagonist, Harold Shea, is whisked away to parallel universes modeled on the myths in our own world The tone is light and comic, absolute fun to read I must have been subconsciously channeling when I wrote The Riddle of the Seven Realms.

    12. Very, very funny fantasy Some scientists discover a formula that allows them to visit alternate worlds, and they do the world of Scandinavian Mythology, and the world of Spenser s Faerie Queen, with hilarious results

    13. Loved this when I was in my teens Dunno what I would think of it now, and would rather like to reread it someday to see For now, consider this the rating of my young self, who might very well be wiser about these things than I am today.

    14. Piacevole e divertente, inoltre ti costringe a cercare i miti a cui si rif per capire come dovrebbero andare le cose e comportarsi i personaggi incontrati

    15. Harold Shea in a parallel world or two Nordic mythology and Spenser s Fairy Queene offer settings where magic works.

    16. This book of two connected stories is rather like Poul Anderson s A Midsummer Tempest in concept The device employed for the transition between worlds is interesting.

    17. This was one that belonged to my dad and I really wanted to like it, but I couldn t get to chapter 3 I couldn t understand the language or the plot.

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