The Magic Goes Away

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The Magic Goes Away Summary

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. All three volumes are collected here for the first time, with stories by Niven himself, as well as contributions by such luminaries of fantasy as Roger Zelazny, Fred Saberhagen, Steven Barnes, and Poul Anderson.

Featuring a brand-new introduction by Larry Niven, The Magic Goes Away Collection gives readers insight into the breathtaking world of Niven and Jerry Pournelle's The Burning City and Burning Tower and stands on its own as a landmark in fantasy fiction.

©1978 Larry Niven (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Magic Goes Away

    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: John Morgan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fast paced, character focused

    • By Ian Warrender on 24-08-16

    Regular price: £11.29

  • Book 2

    • The Magic May Return

    • By: Larry Niven, Fred Saberhagen, Dean Ing, and others
    • Narrated by: John Morgan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sofia the first?

    • By Ian Warrender on 07-11-16

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 3

    • More Magic

    • By: Larry Niven, Roger Zelazny, Bob Shaw, and others
    • Narrated by: John Morgan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Four stories describe a world of warlocks, wizards, werewolves, dervishes, unicorns, and the magical power of mana.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great anthology

    • By Ian Warrender on 03-02-17

    Regular price: £19.39