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The Fantastikon

Tales of Wonder
A collection of stories by

"This new collection is a logical companion volume to my previous Yard Dog Books collection, TURN LEFT TO TOMORROW. That volume focused exclusively on my science fiction tales. This new book focuses exclusively on my fantasies. This one contains some of my earliest stories, works such as "Child of Orcus" and "The Woodland of Zarad-Thra," and my latest stories, such as "Trampire" and "Killing Stars." They span a range of themes and styles, from sword-and-sorcery tales to urban horror, from the grim and gritty, to satire, to humor. My moods change like the images on those stereopticon slides." - Robin Wayne Bailey

"For the past three decades, I have admired and marveled at the storytelling skills of Robin W. Bailey. He has written passionately and prolifically of heroes and heroines, of monsters and mortals, and of magic and mayhem - all kinds of wondrous stories, about all kinds of wondrous people.
"In fact, I used to ask myself how just one author could write so many different sorts of speculative fiction, with so many diverse characters . . . and still make every story seem so intensely vital and personal.
"But then I came to realize it's because every story Robin writes is intensely vital and personal.
"Few writers have studied tales of wonder so thoroughly, and no one loves them more fiercely. So whenever you read a Robin Bailey story, you're reading a story by an author who honors all of the great fantasists who came before - yet who also leads you ever further into the uncharted territory they pioneered.
"The literature of the fantastic has no greater champion.
"And you, the reader, could find no better guide to the wild magic that lies ahead." - Brad Denton

"Robin Bailey's unique voice can be heard on every page of every story. Strong, confident, distinctive, he writes with authority that carries the reader through even the most far-out of places and times. Different though they may be from each other, you can be sure that each story here will deliver full reader satisfaction." - Rob Chilson.

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Fantastikon, The
Author(s): Robin Wayne Bailey
ISBN: 1-937105-30-X / 978-1-937105-30-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yard Dog Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Fantastikon: Tales of Wonder
Author(s): Robin Wayne Bailey
Publisher: Yard Dog Press
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