LESLEY D. LIVINGSTOY* KRTSTINE SMITH
KEVIN G. MACLEAN * JANET ELIZABETH CHASE
MARC MACKAY * KRISTEN BRITAIN
KENT POLLARD * KELL BROWN * JOHN ZAKOUR
ROB ST. MARTIN * S.W. MAYSE * DORANNA DURGIN
MORGAN S. BRILLIANT * KATE PAULK
NATHAN AZINGER * JIM C. HINES
There is a right way and a wrong way to do practically anything. And when it comes to magic, skipping some directions, changing the ingredients, garbling the words of
spell -- all of these can lead to unusual, sometimes dire, sometimes comical consequences.
Veteran writer and editor Julie Czerneda has offered seventeen authors the challenge of creating spell-driven situations that get out of control. Here are just a few of the results: a cybermancer -- a spell caster working in the realm known as Hel to some, and the Internet to others -- has her spell disk corrupted by unexpected input...two students out
to brew up some spells completely outside the curriculum forgo a most important ingredient...a has-been golf pro finds an old family spell that should improve his game, but at what cost? A young woman orders a fairy-tale life, but she forgets to read the fine print and ends up with the worst parts of two fairy tales. Can Customer Service break the spell?