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Queen Victoria's Book of Spells

(2013)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
"Gaslamp Fantasy," or historical fantasy set in a magical version of the nineteenth century, has long been popular with readers and writers alike. A number of wonderful fantasy novels, including Stardust by Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, and The Prestige by Christopher Priest, owe their inspiration to works by nineteenth-century writers ranging from Jane Austen, the Brontës, and George Meredith to Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and William Morris. And, of course, the entire steampunk genre and subculture owes more than a little to literature inspired by this period.

Queen Victoria's Book of Spells is an anthology for everyone who loves these works of neo-Victorian fiction, and wishes to explore the wide variety of ways that modern fantasists are using nineteenth-century settings, characters, and themes. These approaches stretch from steampunk fiction to the Austen-and-Trollope inspired works that some critics call Fantasy of Manners, all of which fit under the larger umbrella of Gaslamp Fantasy. The result is eighteen stories by experts from the fantasy, horror, mainstream, and young adult fields, including both bestselling writers and exciting new talents such as Elizabeth Bear, James Blaylock, Jeffrey Ford, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Gregory Maguire, Delia Sherman, and Catherynne M. Valente, who present a bewitching vision of a nineteenth century invested (or cursed!) with magic.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
Author(s): Terri Windling
ISBN: 0-7653-3226-4 / 978-0-7653-3226-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
Author(s): Terri Windling
ISBN: 0-7653-3227-2 / 978-0-7653-3227-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
Author(s): Kelly Lintz
ISBN: 1-5113-1979-8 / 978-1-5113-1979-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
Author(s): Ellen Datlow (editor), Terri Windling (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
Author(s): Terri Windling
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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