(urth) Dark Alchemy

"Fernando Q. Gouvêa" fqgouvea at colby.edu
Wed Jul 4 10:34:04 PDT 2007

Nigel Price wrote:

> There was a review by Lisa Tuttle of a new children's fantasy anthology
> called "Dark Alchemy" in the Summer Books section of Saturday's Times (The
> Times, 30 June 2007, Books, p9). The book is edited by Jack Dann and Gardner
> Dozois and includes a new story by Gene Wolfe.

This seems to be the British edition of a book called "Wizards" in the 
US. The Wolfe story is another take on the Arthurian legends, focusing 
on Merlin this time.

The book seems to be aimed at the "young adult" market. It contains a 
lot of "mother was right after all" and "so then I became the king" stories.


Fernando Q. Gouvea
Carter Professor of Mathematics
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