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Time Magazine selects Swords & Dark Magic as a Summer Page-Turner

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 | Posted by John ONeill

swordssorcery1Lou Anders reports that Time columnist Lev Grossman has selected his new anthology Swords & Dark Magic as one of two recommended “Summer Page Turners” in the July 12th issue.

The article, appearing on the stands this week, is “Page Turners: The Summer’s Hot Writers on What’s on their Nightstand, Kindle or Beach Chair.” Lev Grossman, Time magazine columnist and author of the fantasy novel The Magician, selected Swords & Dark Magic as one of two recommendations, saying:

Fantasy is going through an explosion of creativity.  Two new anthologies showcase the best of it: Stories: All-New Tales, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, and Swords & Dark Magic, edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders.

Swords & Dark Magic was published by Eos on June 22, and is edited by Anders and Jonathan Strahan. Jason Waltz reviewed it for Black Gate here.

Congratulations to Lou and Jonathan on the great press.  Good to see the new breed of sword & sorcery getting some national attention.


  1. This book looks great, but I lost all respect for TIME magazine when it called THE A-TEAM movie “poetry in motion.”

    Doesn’t exactly speak to their credibility in the reviews area…

    Comment by John R. Fultz - July 2, 2010 9:45 pm

  2. Different reviewer, I assume? :)


    Comment by John ONeill - July 3, 2010 9:09 am

  3. Ha! I hope so! :)

    Comment by John R. Fultz - July 3, 2010 3:33 pm

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