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The Exotic Enchanter, edited by L. Sprague de Camp and Christopher Stasheff, Baen Books, 1995
The Exotic Enchanter, edited by L. Sprague de Camp and Christopher Stasheff, Baen Books, 1995

The Enchanter Reborn is an anthology of four fantasy short stories edited by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Christopher Stasheff, the second volume in their continuation of the classic Harold Shea series by de Camp and Fletcher Pratt. It was first published in paperback by Baen Books in 1995. All the pieces are original to the anthology. L. Sprague de Camp from the cover of Time and Chance: an Autobiography, Donald M. Grant, 1996 Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907, New York City – November 6, 2000, Plano, Texas) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Baen Books logo Baen Books is an American publishing company established in 1983 by SF publishing industry long-timer Jim Baen (1943-2006). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... L. Sprague de Camp from the cover of Time and Chance: an Autobiography, Donald M. Grant, 1996 Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907, New York City – November 6, 2000, Plano, Texas) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Roaring Trumpet in Unknown, May 1940 The Harold Shea Stories is a name given to a series of five fantasy stories by the collaborative team of L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt and to its later continuation by de Camp alone, Christopher Stasheff, Holly Lisle, John Maddox Roberts... Murray Fletcher Pratt (1897–1956) was a science fiction and fantasy writer; he was also well-known as a writer on naval history and on the American Civil War. ... Baen Books logo Baen Books is an American publishing company established in 1983 by SF publishing industry long-timer Jim Baen (1943-2006). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


De Camp and Pratt's original Harold Shea stories are parallel world tales in which universes where magic works coexist with our own, and in which those based on the mythologies, legends, and literary fantasies of our world and can be reached by aligning one's mind to them by a system of symbolic logic. In these stories psychologist Harold Shea and his colleagues Reed Chalmers, Walter Bayard, and Vaclav Polacek (Votsy), travel to a number of such worlds. In the course of their travels other characters are added to the main cast, including Belphebe and Florimel, who become the wives of Shea and Chalmers, and Pete Brodsky, a policeman who is accidentally swept up into the chaos. The Exotic Enchanter continues the new format of the series introduced in de Camp and Stasheff's previous volume, The Enchanter Reborn (1992), in which it was opened up into a shared world to which other authors were invited to contribute. In addition to stories by de Camp and Stasheff, who collectively oversaw the project, this volume includes contributions by Roland J. Green and Frieda A. Murray (in collaboration) and Tom Wham. They may have all worked from outlines provided by the editors as in the previous volume, though this is not stated. Parallel universe, alternate reality, etc. ... The Enchanter Reborn, edited by L. Sprague de Camp and Christopher Stasheff, Baen Books, 1992 The Enchanter Reborn is an anthology of five fantasy short stories edited by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Christopher Stasheff, the first volume in their continuation of the classic Harold... Roland J. Grenn is a Chicago native and science-fiction and fantasy writer and editor. ... Frieda A. Murray is a fantasy writer whose works are generally written in collaboration with Roland J. Green. ... Tom Wham is a designer of board games. ...


The action in the first two stories involves the quest begun in the previous volume of Shea and Chalmers to rescue Florimel, who has been kidnapped by the malevolent enchanter Malambroso. Their mission takes them into the worlds of the old Russian Tale of Igor's Campaign in "Enchanter Kiev," and that of Bhavabhuti's Baital Pachisi (or "Vikram and the Vampire"), a proto-Arabian Nights collection of Indian tales, in "Sir Harold and the Hindu King." After Florimel is finally recovered Shea and Belphebe must undertake a similar effort in "Sir Harold of Zodanga," this time to recover their daughter Voglinda, likewise seized by the unrepentant Malambroso. "Harold Shakespeare," the final tale, sends Shea and Belephebe on an unrelated adventure precipitated by the foolishness of Shea's colleague Polacek, into William Shakespeare's The Tempest. The Tale of Igors Campaign (Old East Slavic: Слово о плъку Игоревѣ, Slovo o pălku Igorevě; Modern Russian: Слово о полку Игореве, Slovo o polku Igoreve) is an anonymous masterpiece of East Slavic literature written in Old East Slavic language and tentatively dated by the end of 12th century. ... Bhavabhuti, a 7th century scholar of India, is noted for his drams and poetry, written in Sanskrit. ... Baital Pachisi or Vetala Panchvimshati (Twenty five tales of Baital) is a legend from India. ... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Contents:

Roland J. Grenn is a Chicago native and science-fiction and fantasy writer and editor. ... Frieda A. Murray is a fantasy writer whose works are generally written in collaboration with Roland J. Green. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... L. Sprague de Camp from the cover of Time and Chance: an Autobiography, Donald M. Grant, 1996 Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907, New York City – November 6, 2000, Plano, Texas) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Tom Wham is a designer of board games. ...

Trivia

While no more Harold Shea volumes were produced by de Camp and Stasheff, one additional contribution to the series was published later; "Return to Xanadu" by Lawrence Watt-Evans, which revisits the world of Kubla Khan first encountered (briefly) in de Camp and Pratt's The Castle of Iron. In this final tale a minor character from Xanadu is transported therefrom to the world of The Arabian Nights by the agency of an unnamed magician, who appears to be intended to represent L. Sprague de Camp himself. "Return to Xanadu" was published in The Enchanter Completed: A Tribute Anthology for L. Sprague de Camp, edited by Harry Turtledove and published by Baen Books in 2005. Lawrence Watt-Evans (born 1954) is the pseudonym of American fantasy author Lawrence Watt Evans. ... Kubla Khan, whose complete title is Kubla Khan, or a Vision in a Dream. ... The Castle of Iron by Fletcher Pratt and L. Sprague de Camp, Gnome Press, 1950 The Castle of Iron is a fantasy novel written by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, the second volume in their Harold Shea series. ... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... L. Sprague de Camp from the cover of Time and Chance: an Autobiography, Donald M. Grant, 1996 Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907, New York City – November 6, 2000, Plano, Texas) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Harry Turtledove at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949), is a historian and prolific novelist who has written historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction works. ... Baen Books logo Baen Books is an American publishing company established in 1983 by SF publishing industry long-timer Jim Baen (1943-2006). ...

Preceded by
The Enchanter Reborn
Harold Shea Series
The Exotic Enchanter
Succeeded by
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Series List (1137 words)
The Compleat Enchanter [with Fletcher Pratt] (om) SFBC 1975
The Intrepid Enchanter [with Fletcher Pratt] (om) Sphere 1988
Enchanter Kiev [with Frieda A. Murray] (na) The Exotic Enchanter, ed.
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Enchanters' End Game recovers (nothing like a massive battle to perk things up) but Edding's will always be noted more for characterization and detail than for action.
The Enchanter Reborn is the perfect book for someone who wishes to escape our everyday world and dive into something with wit, humor, and of course adventure.
The Complete Enchanter consists of the two novellas The Roaring Trumpet and The Mathematics of Magic (published together as The Incomplete Enchanter) and a follow-up novel The Castle of Iron.
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