The Magic Goes Away
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    The Magic Goes Away | Larry Niven

    The Magic Goes Away

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By John Morgan
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    Larry Niven created his popular "Magic Goes Away" universe in 1967, and it has been a source of delight and inspiration ever since. By asking the simple question, What if magic were a finite resource?, Niven brought to life a mesmerizing world of wonder and loss, of hope and despair. The success of his first story collection, The Magic Goes Away, birthed two sequel anthologies, The Magic May Return and More Magic.

    Fast paced, character focused

    Niven uses his strength of character development to explore this world of magic. It's short, fast paced but if you're anything like me you'll be think..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 August 2016 by Ian Warrender ()
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    The Magic May Return | Larry Niven, Fred Saberhagen, Dean Ing, Steven Barnes, Poul Anderson, Mildred Downey Broxon

    The Magic May Return

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Fred Saberhagen, Dean Ing, and others
    • Narrated By John Morgan
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    Once there was unlimited magic, but reckless magicians have used up the "mana", the power behind the magic. Larry Niven opens his world to the storytelling talents of Poul Anderson, Steven Barnes, Mildred Downey Broxon, and Dean Ing with stories that tap the hidden reserves of mana and uncover the forgotten places of power.

    Sofia the first?

    An anthology of mixed quality. The highlights here are "... but fear itself" and "Strength" almost opposites to each other but with a key theme in one..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 November 2016 by Ian Warrender ()
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    More Magic | Larry Niven, Roger Zelazny, Bob Shaw, Dian Girard

    More Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Roger Zelazny, Bob Shaw, and others
    • Narrated By John Morgan
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    Four stories describe a world of warlocks, wizards, werewolves, dervishes, unicorns, and the magical power of mana.

    A great anthology

    A great anthology showcasing the potentially of Niven's 'Magic' universe. This is everything 'The Magic may return' wasn't, it's a well curated collec..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 February 2017 by Ian Warrender ()