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  • Author:
    Isaac Asimov,Martin H. Greenberg,Charles G. Waugh
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    0451125428
  • ISBN13:
    978-0451125422
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    Ace; 4th Printing edition (October 4, 1983)
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It was published by Signet/New American Library from 1983 to 1991. Volumes 1 and 2 were also issued in hardcover in an omnibus collection titled Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy: Witches & Wizards.

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Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles Waugh. Martin H. Greenberg was born in 1942. He received a doctorate in Political Science in 1969 and was a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin until 1995

Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles Waugh. He received a doctorate in Political Science in 1969 and was a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin until 1995. Over the course of his long and prolific career, Greenberg has published around 1000 anthologies and has worked with numerous best-selling authors including Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Anne McCaffrey, Sue Grafton, Scott Turow and Dean Koontz.

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Stories deal with a magician's quest, a man who changes into an elephant, sorcerers, werewolves, storytellers, a magical necklace, ancient monsters revived by a spell, a daring rescue, and a mysterious wall

Clonanau
I have not completely finished this book, but I enjoyed what I have read so far. Lots of different people involved in each story.
Dalarin
what's not to love
Trex
In his introduction to this anthology, Asimov describes wizards as wielding a double-edged sword: they have mastered the forces of Nature, but in doing so have had to immerse themselves in destructive forces as well as beneficial, and are always at risk of succumbing to the dark side. Asimov goes on to suggest that, from a story-telling point of view, wizards who have succumbed to the dark side make for better drama. This anthology then is filled with stories that contain malicious wizards of some kind, from the curious student to the evil tyrant.

Here are the stories:

1. "Mazirian The Magician", Jack Vance (1950)

2. "Please Stand By", Ron Goulart (1961)

3. "What Good Is A Glass Dagger", Larry Niven (1972)

4. "The Eye Of Tandyla", L. Sprague de Camp (1951)

5. "The White Horse Child", Greg Bear (1979)

6. "Semley's Necklace", Ursula K. Le Guin (1964)

7. "And The Monsters Walk", John Jakes (1952)

8. "The Seeker In The Fortress", Manly Wade Wellman (1979)

9. "The Wall Around The World", Theodore Cogswell (1953)

10. "The People Of The Black Circle", Robert E. Howard (1934)

One and three are my favorite. Both are good yarns, with wizards who are neither evil nor law-abiding. They also both have elements from D&D or RPG type of games, which I always assumed came first from these games but apparently not: the wizards in Vance's story can only keep in memory a certain number of spells and must strategize which ones to remember before stepping out for an adventure. This always irks me when I play computer RPG games but Vance makes it thrilling to read about. Niven's story concerns mana, having a limited supply of mana, a common element in computer RPG games.

In a couple stories, the adversary of the main character is a wizard, not the main character, and I wondered if these stories should be in the anthology. Four and eight are about thieves stealing from wizards. Ten is a Conan The Barbarian story, a 75 page one at that. Greg Bear's story is about mysterious strangers and I doubt if Bear himself thought he was writing about wizards. Le Guin's story, even though it's a fantastic story, doesn't even have a mysterious stranger. (The editors introduce it by alluding to Arthur C. Clarke's statement on advanced science appearing to be magic.) Cogswell story is about a boy going to school to learn magic (the students ride flying brooms too), but in a society where EVERYONE knows magic, which kind of dilutes magic as a dramatic element, and the story is rather a basic tale of boyhood and self identity.

A mixed bag, I would give it 3.5 if I could.
Whiteseeker
An incredible antology of wizardry short stories by Jack Vance, Ursula K. Le Guin and other award winner writers, if you like magic this book will surely put a spell on you, Wizards is an awesome book with 10 charming stories with the warranty of Isaac Asimov's taste.
-to the beholder an advanced science appears to be magic- Arthur C. Clarke's first law
- From Atlantis to California, from the orient to far-distant worlds, come classic tales of wizardry used for evil and for good. from a sorcerous battle where a warlock's only ally is his werewolf, to demons thirsting for the souls of victims and masters alike, to Conan the Barbarian in a danger-filled contest with the forces of darkness, these are spellbinding journeys into Isaac's Asimov's magical worlds of fantasy: Wizards -
Mojind
Isaac Asimov’s Magical World of Fantasy - Wizards, edited by Isaac Asimov (1983) - Legend has it that Mr. Asimov never had an agent so he was forever publishing anthologies with his name on them that he’d never seen or had sold to two different publishers. For this anthology, I really didn’t care if he had a hand in collecting them or not because they’re so good. As usual with anthologies, I’ll discuss each story, but I may run out of superlatives fast.

Mazirian the Magician by Jack Vance – A greedy wizard enslaves his competitors but falls under the spell of the beautiful woman who steals into his magical garden. You know there’s something nefarious going on but don’t discover what it is until Mazirian gets his just desserts.

Please Stand By by Ron Goulart – It will be hard to beat this lively story. An occult detective is asked to help his friend discover why he’s suddenly turning into an elephant on national holidays. When they track down the amateur magician who hexed him, he says he did it because the guy’s girlfriend is in deadly danger and can only be saved an elephant! Described as a writer of “wonderful, zany tales bursting with social satire,” I have to agree.

What Good Is A Glass Dagger? by Larry Niven - Exciting yarn about wizards, werewolves, and magic running out, but I’m not sure we really needed the thirty year time span.

The Eye of Tandyla by L. Sprague de Camp - If anyone could write a rousing story about a wizard’s misadventures, it would be LSDC, but who knew he could write a funny story? His bumbling wizard and bright but loyal bodyguard find themselves between a rock and a hard place – repeatedly.

The White Horse Child by Greg Bear - Did Daddy Asimov pick up the phone and contact his inner circle for this collection? This Bear story is a little different. There’s no wizard, just a boy with an imagination telling stories to his dangerous friends and avoiding his Billy Graham pamphlet slinging auntie.

Smeley’s Necklace by Ursula K. LeGuin - Another not-wizardy story and the only one in the anthology written by a woman. This science fiction story about a princess who lets pride overcome sense and lives her life in a single day is sad and clever.

And the Monsters Walk by John Jakes - Yes, the Bicentennial guy. I felt I was reading a forgotten Bram Stoker story as a poor sailor gets recruited to fighting demons in England. Atmospheric and compelling.

The Seeker in the Fortress by Manly Wade Wellman - I’m not a big fan of the wandering hero who happens to show up in a sticky situation, defeats the evil wizard, and rides off into the sunset with the princess. It helps that the princess is a spoiled shrew, and the hero sneaks off into the sunset without her.

The Wall Around The World by Theodore Cogswell - Another of my least favorite tropes. Lately all the YA books made into movies have been about kids in social experiments. In this one, a wall surrounds a commune where science and machines are outlawed. A rebellious teen builds an illegal glider to get over the wall. Predictable ending.

The People of the Black Circle by Robert E. Howard - I was expecting Conan versus a wizard story and here it is. Conan rescues a buxom princess from a reptilian wizard with his trusty sword and some magic items from a dead wizard. Sound familiar?