Something Magic This Way Comes
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Sarah A. Hoyt (Editors)
Review by Andrew Brooks
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756404727
Date: 04 March 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
We've got another DAW anthology coming out this month (see last month's review of Wizards, Inc.) and this one's all about the magic too.
While the previous release dealt primarily with what it would be like if magic ran rampant in the workplace, making the 9-to-5 a lot more interesting, Something Magic This Way Comes spreads faerie dust into the other facets of everyday, muggle existence. But this is definitely not Harry Potter and that's a good thing. A great thing. Something Magic This Way Comes contains 20 stories that remind us there was once a time when events in our lives weren't explained by the sterile voice of science, the monotonous drone of reason leeching every bit of wonder from the unknown.From official release/information:
From back of book: In the earliest days of humankind, everything in the world seemed magical. Gods and demons, spirits and sprites were considered to be responsible for everything form life and death, to the turning of the seasons, to the abundance or failure of crops.
Today, much that was once attributed to magic has been explained by science, and in our technologically driven world, the question is whether there is still a place for magic. For twenty of fantasy's finest imaginers, the answer is obviously, "Yes."
So welcome to visionary, modern-day realms of magic where surprising things can still happen. From a Gypsy fortune-teller's transforming prophecy...to a troubled teen seeking a haven from his family woes...to a mysterious gathering of cats at Cape Canaveral...and a kid out to spook his best friend into believing that werewolves are real...here are stories that will amuse you or send chills down your spine--or have you looking wistfully around the next corner, hoping to find a bit of magic all your own...