They gather in darkness, sharing ancient and arcane knowledge as they manipulate the very matter of reality itself. Spells and conjuration; legerdemain and prestidigitation – these are the mistresses and masters of the esoteric arts. From the otherworldly visions of Conan Doyle’s father in Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Wrong Fairy’ to the diabolical political machinations of Dan Abnett’s ‘Party Tricks’, here you will find a spell for every occasion.

Jonathan Oliver, critically acclaimed editor of The End of The Line and House of Fear, has brought together sixteen extraordinary writers for this collection of magical tales. Within you will find works by Audrey Niffenegger, Sarah Lotz, Will Hill, Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem, Liz Williams, Dan Abnett, Thana Niveau, Alison Littlewood, Christopher Fowler, Storm Constantine, Lou Morgan, Sophia McDougall, Gail Z. Martin, Gemma Files and Robert Shearman.

Imprint
Published
25th Oct 2012
Length
288 pages
ISBN(Mobi)
9781849974592
ISBN(Epub)
9781849974585
ISBN(Print)
9781781080535

About the author

Jonathan Oliver was the editor-in-chief of Solaris and Abaddon, and has had stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies in the UK and the US. He has written two novels for Abaddon Books – The Call of Kerberos and The Wrath of Kerberos – and his four anthologies for Solaris have received widespread critical acclaim and awards nominations.

About the author

Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal.Dan Abnett is a British comic book writer and novelist. He is known for his work on books for both Marvel Comics, and their UK imprint, Marvel UK, since the 1990s, as well as for 2000 AD. He has also contributed to DC Comics titles, and his Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 novels and graphic novels for Games Workshop's Black Library now run to several dozen titles and have sold over a million copies.Scottish writer Alan Grant is a long time writer of Judge Dredd and 2000 AD in the UK, and well known in the US for his work at DC Comics, including Batman, Lobo and The Demon.Mark Millar is the New York Times best-selling writer of Wanted, the Kick-Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter's Legacy, Nemesis, Superior, Super Crooks, American Jesus, MPH, Starlight, Chrononauts, Huck, Empress and Reborn.

About the author

Former editor-in-chief at Abaddon and Solaris, Jonathan Oliver has had stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies in the UK and the US. He wrote two novels for Abaddon Books – The Call of Kerberos and The Wrath of Kerberos – and his four anthologies for Solaris received widespread critical acclaim and awards nominations.