The Emperor of the Ancient Word and Other Fantastic Stories

Seventeen fantasies by one of the field’s most prolific short story authors, including tales of…mad gods, specters returning from the beyond, inexplicable enigmas from outer space, a romantic and surreal interlude of the legendary madman, Tom O’Bedlam, time travel to allow an irate professor to settle the Shakespearean authorship controversy, and the King Arthur legend–plus genuinely frightening horror, including the celebrated story, “The Dead Kid.” Mike Ashley calls the author “today’s supreme stylist” of fantasy, and Tanith Lee says that “Schweitzer is a story-teller, by whose smoky fire one may sit spellbound.” First-rate stories of the fantastic by a World Fantasy Award winner!

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