Unseen by an apathetic society, a stukpendous battle is being waged between good and evil. In the center of unassuming town, gathered in a nondescript hotel, are the most powerful forces of time eternal: the thirteen black covens. On All Hallow's Eve they unite to summon the Black Magician, the darkest and deadliest being of all time They are a rag-tag group of misfits, an inexperienced but lovely witch, an ancient sorcerer obsessed with math, and a private detective who can't seem to solve a case, but they are humanity's only hope. The world is unaware of the battle, but it will suffer the ultimate consequence if the war is won by the black evil. Can a group of social rejects save the world? Or will humanity plunge forever into the abyss?
Used availability for James E Gunn's The Magicians
February 1978 : UK Hardback
September 1976 : USA Hardback
January 2010 : USA Paperback
January 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
February 1980 : UK Paperback