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A Peek at The Way of the Wizard

Friday, October 8th, 2010 | Posted by John R. Fultz

WAY OF THE WIZARD hits stores on Nov. 16.

The Wizard hits stores on Nov. 16.

It’s almost here! Next month Prime Books releases its new fantasy anthology paperback, THE WAY OF THE WIZARD. It features 32 stories of sorcerers, wizards, magicians and the like. In addition to luminaries like Neil Gaiman,  George R. R. Martin, Robert Silverberg, and Peter S. Beagle (among others) it features my own story, “The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria.”

Editor extraordinaire John Joseph Adams just announced the book’s complete table of contents:


– Table of Contents –

-Introduction by John Joseph Adams
In the Lost Lands — George R.R. Martin
Family Tree — David Barr Kirtley
John Uskglass and the Cambrian Charcoal Burner — Susanna Clarke
Wizard’s Apprentice — Delia Sherman
The Sorcerer Minus — Jeffrey Ford
Life So Dear Or Peace So Sweet — C. C. Finlay
Card Sharp — Rajan Khanna
So Deep That the Bottom Could Not Be Seen —  Genevieve Valentine
The Go-Slow — Nnedi Okorafor
Too Fatal a Poison — Krista Hoeppner Leahy
Jamaica — Orson Scott Card
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice — Robert Silverberg
The Secret of Calling Rabbits — Wendy N. Wagner
The Wizards of Perfil — Kelly Link
How to Sell the Ponti Bridge — Neil Gaiman
The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories — Christie Yant
Winter Solstice — Mike Resnick
The Trader and the Slave — Cinda Williams Chima
Cerile and the Journeyer — Adam-Troy Castro
Counting the Shapes — Yoon Ha Lee
Endgame — Lev Grossman
Street Wizard — Simon R. Green
Mommy Issues of the Dead — T. A. Pratt
One Click Banishment — Jeremiah Tolbert
The Ereshkigal Working — Jonathan L. Howard
Feeding the Feral Children — David Farland
The Orange-Tree Sacrifice — Vylar Kaftan
Love is the Spell That Casts Out Fear — Desirina Boskovich
El Regalo — Peter S. Beagle
The Word of Unbinding — Ursula K. Le Guin
The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria — John R. Fultz
The Secret of the Blue Star — Marion Zimmer Bradley

So I’m sandwiched in between Ursula K. LeGuin and Marion Zimmer Bradley. Not a bad place to be!

You can pre-order WAY OF THE WIZARD at



  1. Hey John,

    Congratulations on being included! Wow, that’s one impressive TOC.

    Are these all original stories? If so, it’s even more impressive.


    Comment by John ONeill - October 8, 2010 11:29 pm

  2. Yeah, it’s pretty dang cool. Really proud to be a part of this one.

    Yes, some of the stories are reprints. I’m not sure how many, but hey if you haven’t read it before, it’s “new” to you! :) My understanding is that MOST of them are all-new tales. I know mine is.

    Comment by John R. Fultz - October 8, 2010 11:38 pm

  3. That is an amazing TOC to be part of! Congrats!

    Comment by peadarog - October 9, 2010 1:43 pm

  4. 18 of the 32 stories are original to the book, so a bit more than half the book is original.

    Comment by John Joseph Adams - October 10, 2010 3:33 pm

  5. Awesome! Thanks for the clarification, John!

    Comment by John R. Fultz - October 10, 2010 3:42 pm

  6. Wow — sounds fab. Thanks John (and John!

    Comment by John ONeill - October 10, 2010 3:44 pm

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