This brillant new collection of off-the-wall fantasies feature stories from many of the funniest writers in the field, including Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, Paul de Filippo et al. 35 stories guaranteed to reassure us the next door world will be just as mad as this one.
This dazzling new collection of off-the-wall fantasies features stories from the minds of the funniest writers in the field, including Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, Paul di Filippo, Adam Roberts and Molly Brown. Here are 35 stories guaranteed to reassure us that the next-door world will be just as mad as this one.
It includes a mix of brand-new stories and rare finds or forgotten gems, with a wide range of tales to suit every taste in humour. From the missionary plunged into the bizarre initiation rituals of a lost tribe to the bloke who thought magic would help his love life, from a wizard allergic to magic who sneezes his way into chaos to a man who finds his shoes have taken over control of his life, The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy unfalteringly turns fantasy and horror fiction on its head and makes magic into mayhem. A welcome new shot of comic genius in the sphere of fantasy fiction.
Mike Ashley collects 35 stories that amply demonstrate the breadth of the sub-genre, and, by the gods, it's funny! - Time Out
Fine addition to any fan's library ... The quality of the works that are included is quite superb. - SFX Magazine
A bargain read in which to browse, with repeat visits almost a reader requirement. Ashley deserves a medal. - Birmingham Evening Mail
A splendid collection of bizarre comic fantasies. - Publishing News