Presenting a collection of short novels and stories set in the many worlds of Robert Asprin. One of his most popular creations was the “Myth” series, chronicling the misadventures of Skeeve and Aahz, a magician who has lost his power and his hapless human apprentice as they travel through strange and varied worlds in pursuit of wealth and glory, but mostly getting into one Myth-ical mess after another. Collected in this volume for the first time are all the Myth stories of less-than-novel length, and even avid fans of the series will find new and enjoyable reading here.
Also included are other short works by Asprin, including his award-winning novelette “Cold Cash War,” and several unpublished stories discovered after the writer's death. Asprin's many fans, as well as all readers who enjoy humorous fantasy and science fiction, will find a treasure trove of enjoyable reading. As editor Bill Fawcett puts it, “His stories are always fun, but never predictable.”
About the Author
Robert Asprin was the New York Times best-selling author of the long-running Myth series, in which he demonstrated a rare talent for combining fantasy adventure with hilarious comedy, as well as the Phule's Company series, which took a similarly irreverent look at military science fiction. With Lynn Abbey, he created the popular Thieves' World series of novels and story collections, one of the earliest shared-universe franchises. Many of his novels were adapted into graphic novel form. He was active in science fiction fandom and in the Society for Creative Anachronism, where he was known as Yang the Nauseating. He passed away in May 2008 at his home in New Orleans.