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Shadows of Sanctuary

Shadows of Sanctuary In the beginning there was Thieves World a book so popular that it earned a panel all its own at the World Science Fiction Convention Then came Tales form the Vulgar UnicornAnd now Shadows of Sanctua

  • Title: Shadows of Sanctuary
  • Author: Robert Lynn Asprin Lynn Abbey C.J. Cherryh Andrew J. Offutt Diana L. Paxson Janet E. Morris
  • ISBN: 9780441760305
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the beginning there was Thieves World, a book so popular that it earned a panel all its own at the World Science Fiction Convention Then came Tales form the Vulgar UnicornAnd now Shadows of Sanctuary , Sanctuary, the meanest, seediest town in all of fantasy, has captured the imaginations of some of the most popular writers in all of fantasy ROBERT ASPRIN, LYNN AIn the beginning there was Thieves World, a book so popular that it earned a panel all its own at the World Science Fiction Convention Then came Tales form the Vulgar UnicornAnd now Shadows of Sanctuary , Sanctuary, the meanest, seediest town in all of fantasy, has captured the imaginations of some of the most popular writers in all of fantasy ROBERT ASPRIN, LYNN ABBEY, ANDREW J OFFUTT, VONDA N MCINTYRE, JANET MORRIS, C J CHERRYHJoin them, and the characters you came to love in previous books, in this third volume of the most unique series in science fiction.Contents Introduction Robert Asprin Ischade C.J Cherryh A Gift in Parting Robert Asprin The Vivisectionist Andrew Offutt The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn Diana L Paxson Then Azyuna Danced Lynn Abbey A Man and his God Janet Morris Essay Things the Editor Never Told Me Lynn Abbey

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    1. I picked this book up eagerly looking for more of the thuggery & skulduggery I've come to slaveringly expect from Thieves' World books. I was bored and disappointed by the cavalcade of all-new characters who took up the first 75 pages with their seemingly endless touchy-feely horseshit in Vonda McIntyre's tiresome opening story. It's like I'm suddenly reading "Elfquest" or something. Since this is a collection of short stories like the other Thieves' World books, there's a chance it'll still [...]

    2. The third anthology in the THIEVES' WORLD cycle goes a bit off the rails. I like Vonda McIntyre's work in general, but her touchy-feely opening piece barely feels congruent with the setting established in the previous two books. Andrew Offutt has the best dialogue and description in the anthology, but he doesn't seem to know when to stop; encounters that should take paragraphs take pages, and conversations trudge on endlessly long after the reader has been given the point. Janet Morris' closing [...]

    3. Sanctuary, the anus of the empire. Where life is short and the points don't matter.It's yet another collection of short stories about the Thieves' World, but unlike many other similar anthologies practically everything here is awesome.

    4. დაიქოქა ნელ-ნელა ბევრი შედოუსპანი და ტემპუსი იყო და შედარებით სასიამოვნოდ წავიდა ვიდრე წინა საერთო ჯამში მაინც დიდი გადამრიე არაფერია მარა რა გინდა რო ქნა :|

    5. Most fantasy literature is pure escapism -- light, easy, black and white. Thieves' World instead features surprisingly complex characters (for a fantasy tale) with uncertain motivations. It's low, gritty, and not concerned with the matters of elves and men. As a mosaic novel (or linear anthology, or what-have-you), a TW book is a grab-bag of authors and stories. In this, the third volume of the 12-book series, there's a novella-length opener that seems to subvert the low-fantasy setting by intro [...]

    6. An engaging collection of dark and brutal stories of Sanctuary. My favorite collection so far, I think. Vonda McIntyre’s story about angel-like outsiders in Sanctuary highlights what a hell-hole the place is; Diana Paxson’s tale of a painter given the gift of depicting souls is a solid Sanctuary fairy-tale with a nice ending; Janet Morris’ continuation of her Tempus story, well-paced and suspenseful, even sheds some light on the earlier one which I found so dense and obscure; and Lynn Abbe [...]

    7. This was my first taste of the Thieves World series. On a whole, I liked it. Some reviewers hated the first story, and that's the one that sucked me in. Apparently it's somewhat of a departure from the usual tone of Thieves World stories. There were a couple stories that I didn't care for, but overall it was a fun fluffy read. As a side note, I really like the concept behind the series. Each author adds to and shapes the world with each story that's written. There's an afterward in this particul [...]

    8. I loved this book as much as I did the second in this series. One reason, which I forgot to mention when I reviewed (barely) the other two books is that these were unique in which the writers or editors, such as Robert Asprin and Lynn Abbey actually included essays as the last part of these books. The hows and whys of what they did, what the petition to be allowed to do, and the boundaries the hammered against to get certain things allowed in. They also provide lots of detail for background behi [...]

    9. Readability 8. Rating 6. Date estimated. One of the Thieves' World series of books, which collect short stories from a range of science-fiction and fantasy writers. The interesting aspect of these stories is the common setting (the City of Sanctuary) and the overlapping of characters and events. At it's best, the series provides multiple viewpoints in very different styles of events that impact each character's life to varying extents. The series also does an excellent job of maintaining a histo [...]

    10. This is the third of the Thieves' World anthologies. It is a communal world with communal characters, with participating authors adding to the lore and worldbuilding with each story.This is a good assortment of stories, and the authors have started to pull events from earlier volumes (and even other stories within this same volume) to begin an overaching plot, which is no small feat with the amount of people working on this.I would recommend you read Thieves' World and Tales from the Vulgar Unic [...]

    11. Shadows of Sanctuary contained the finest writing of the first three volumes of the Thieves World series. It also contained the two worst stories of the collection. Poor writing coupled with little or no editing took what could have been an outstanding collection of short stories and made it average.One cannot help but notice the stature of the writers selected for the volumes declining. The likes of Mercedes Lackey, Theodore Sturgeon and Joe Haldeman have given way to the likes of Robert Asprin [...]

    12. really enjoyed this 3rd book in the series. Looking forward to Crit and Strat finally making thier way into the books. I just don't know my feelings about Tempus yet.i wanna hate him, but then he turns around and does something that makes you feel an 'understanding' for him, i would say 'pity', but he would feel only contemt for anyone who felt pity for him.

    13. Read the first two of these in middle school; found a stack (vol's 3 - 6) at the Paperback Rack for 50 cents each and thought I'd finish off the series. (Now I realize there are 12 or 14 of them) Throwaway swords-and-magic stuff, but much better than average, thanks to the varied styles of the collaborators.

    14. Authors such as Poul Anderson, C.J. Cherryh, Philip Jose Farmer, and other accomplished science fiction authors collaborate on a new world called Sanctuary. In the sorriest town of the empire is a varied cast of characters. There are twenty-two short stories in the collection that makes for interesting reading.

    15. There were some nice stories in this third book in the series. The first story was my absolute favorite so far. I hope we see the main characters again. All in all, a good read.

    16. Vacuous but entertaining. Feels like all contributors are getting into the swing of getting each other's characters into trouble.

    17. The third volume, and the beginning of the series' best run. Tales by Paxson, Abbey and Morris are outstanding.

    18. They just get better and better. The shared world of Sanctuary gets darker and darker as the characters get more desperate. bring on #4

    19. I continue to be impressed by the diversity among characters, and depth of the I terlocking storylines. At present my only regret is knowing that this series eventually ends.

    20. Though many of the stories in this volume are individually quite strong, as an overall book it coheres pretty poorly, with nothing to hold the pieces together.

    21. Following on from Thieves' World and Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, seven top fantasy writers have written the stories of those who live and die in this infamous place.

    22. I found this a much better volume than the first two, in part because the different stories seem to be coming closer together in terms of genre.

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