The Book of Dragons

An Anthology

by Jonathan Strahan

On Sale: 07/07/2020

The Book of Dragons

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The Book of Dragons

An Anthology

by Jonathan Strahan

On Sale: 07/07/2020


About the Book

R.F. Kuang, Kate Elliott, Ken Liu, Todd McCaffrey, Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, and other modern masters of fantasy and science fiction put their unique spin on the greatest of mythical beasts—the dragon—in never-before-seen works written exclusively for this fantasy anthology compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan and with art by Rovina Cai!

Here there be dragons . . .

From China to Europe, Africa to North America, dragons have long captured our imagination in myth and legend. Whether they are rampaging beasts awaiting a brave hero to slay or benevolent sages who have much to teach humanity, dragons are intrinsically connected to stories of creation, adventure, and struggle beloved for generations.

Bringing together nearly thirty stories and poems from some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers working today— Garth Nix, Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Ann Leckie & Rachel Swirsky, Daniel Abraham, Peter S. Beagle, Beth Cato, Zen Cho, C. S. E Cooney, Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-Mohtar, Kate Elliott, Theodora Goss, Ellen Klages, Ken Liu, Seanan Maguire, Patricia A McKillip, K. J. Parker, Kelly Robson, Michael Swanwick, Jo Walton, Elle Katharine White, Jane Yolen, Kelly Barnhill, Brooke Bolander, Sarah Gailey, and J. Y. Yang—and illustrated by award-nominated artist Rovina Cai with black-and-white line drawings specific to each entry throughout, this extraordinary collection vividly breathes fire and life into one of our most captivating and feared magical creatures as never before and is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales.


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Critical Praise

"There is not a single false note among these 29 stories and poems of dragons collected by Strahan […] With myriad approaches to its subject, this wide-ranging anthology is a treasure trove of wonder." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“There are no weak links in this anthology, and every selection is noteworthy in some way […] A heaping hoard of literary gems that fans of dragon-powered stories will surely treasure.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"This collection is highly recommended to both established genre fans and newcomers interested quality sf and fantasy." - Booklist (starred review)

"The Book of Dragons seems almost certain to be the most significant fantasy anthology of 2020." - Locus Magazine


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062877161
  • ISBN 10: 006287716X
  • Imprint: Harper Voyager
  • On Sale: 07/07/2020
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price:43.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies

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