Epic

Legends of Fantasy

By John Joseph Adams (Editor); George R. R. Martin (Contribution by); Patrick Rothfuss (Contribution by)
(Tachyon Publications, Paperback, 9781616960841, 608pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

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Description
There is a sickness in the land. Prophets tell of the fall of empires, the rise of champions. Great beasts stir in vaults beneath the hills, beneath the waves. Armies mass. Gods walk. The world will be torn asunder.
Epic fantasy is storytelling at its biggest and best. From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the mega-popular fantasy novels of today, these are the stories that express our greatest hopes and fears, that create worlds so rich we long to return to them again and again, and that inspire us with their timeless values of courage and friendship in the face of ultimate evil--tales that transport us to the most ancient realms and show us the most noble sacrifices, the most astonishing wonders.
Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams ("Wastelands," "The Living Dead") brings you seventeen tales by today's leading authors of epic fantasy, including George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire), Ursula K. Le Guin (Earthsea), Robin Hobb (Realms of Elderlings), Kate Elliott (Crown of Stars), Tad Williams (Of Memory, Sorrow & Thorn), Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle), and more.
Return again to lands you've loved or visit magical new worlds. Victory against the coming darkness is never certain, but one thing's for sure--your adventure will be epic.



About the Author
John Joseph Adams is the series editor of "Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy". He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as "The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination", " Armored", " Brave New Worlds", " Wastelands", and "The Living Dead". Recent books include The Apocalypse Triptych (consisting of "The End is Nigh", " The End is Now", and" The End Has Come"), and "Press Start to Play". Called "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble, John is a winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been nominated eight times) and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines "Lightspeed "and "Nightmare", and is a producer for WIRED's "The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy "podcast.

George R. R. Martin is an American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He is best known for his epic A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Wisconsin where long winters and lack of cable television brought about a love of reading and writing. His mother read to him as a child, and his father taught him to build things. If you are looking for the roots of his storytelling, look there. He still lives in central Wisconsin, still lacks cable television, teaches at the college he grew to love as a student and the long winters force him to stay inside and write.
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