lskale at ixaxis.net
Wed May 12 01:52:47 EDT 2004
At 02:23 PM 5/12/2004 +0100, Jennifer Rowland wrote:
> > I just bought DWJ's new collection "Unexpected Magic" and am enjoying
> > it. The only other collection of shorts I have of hers is
> > "Stopping for a Spell" which I haven't read yet.
> > I'm disappointed that there aren't any Chrestomanci stories
> > in it, but I know I can just get "Mixed Magic" and have them.
> > I've read "Stealer of Souls".
>I can't work out if I need to buy this or not, aargh! The only info I
>could find on the contents of "Unexpected Magics" was on Meredith's site,
>which says 'this new collection brings all Diana's short stories together
>in one volume', but it can't do that if there aren't any Chrestomanci
>ones; the link to HarperCollins in Nat's post, which only mentioned four
>specific stories; and Amazon.com, which says 'Sixteen tales of mystery and
>magic from Jones, three of them never before published in the U.S. Of
>those previously published here, five come from Believing Is Seeing (1990)
>and seven from Warlock at the Wheel and Other Stories (1984). Even
>libraries that own those volumes should consider purchasing this because
>it concludes with the novella "Everard's Ride".'
>If only they'd said *which* three haven't been published in the U.S. I'd
>know if I have them in one of the British anthologies.
>I guess it's only officially been in print for a few days, when it's been
>out a bit longer the table of contents will turn up in the online
>bibliographies, it's just a case of holding my horses.
I did some poking around when Deborah listed the contents of _Unexpected
Magic_ a couple of months
ago. I made a list of known short stories and which DWJ story collections
to find them in and my
>Except for "The Girl Jones," which I've never heard of, _Unexpected Magic_
>appears to collect every DWJ story (with a few exceptions) that hasn't
>been collected in the recent _Stopping for a Spell_ (reissued) and _Mixed
>Magics_ (Chrestomanci) collections.
>The exceptions are "A True State of Affairs" (Dalemark), "Mela Worms," and
>"Slice of Life."
>_Unexpected Magic_ also includes a few stories ("The Green Stone,"
>"The Fat Wizard," and "Little Dot") that haven't before been collected.
So if you have _Stopping for a Spell_, _Mixed Magics_ and _Unexpected
Magics_, you will have all but three DWJ stories with no overlap.
(who'd link to that post if the listserv archive weren't so wonky--we appear
to have been entirely silent between April 14, 2003 and May 01, 2004)
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