The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy

The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy

Mike Ashley is back with an all-new edition of one of the bestselling Mammoth Books ever, from the funniest writers in the field, including Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, and Terry Jones. The thirty- five off-the-wall comic fantasies featured in Ashley's new collection are a mix of specially written stories and hard-to-find gems: a computer salesman in fairyland, a vampire football match, a psychotic Father Christmas, and a wizard allergic to magic. Ashley expertly turns fantasy and horror fiction on its head and magic into mayhem. This is huge fun for all comic fantasy fans.

Title:The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780786715749
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    The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy Reviews

  • Henrik Andersson

    Now, this isn't actually a complaint, but when I'm reading a book called "The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy" I'm expecting the stories within to be fairly recent. As it turns out, half of the 30+ ...

  • Tim Hicks

    As others note, it's fantasy and SF, although always to comic effect. Don't know how they get "new" out of this, with a 1905 story and a 1955 Hokas story included. But there were more good stories tha...

  • Margaret

    Meh.Aliens+robots+spaceships+other worlds = science fiction.Magic+dragons+elves+supernatural beings = fantasy.I don't care for most science fiction, with a few rare exceptions. Three quarters of the s...

  • Mary Kay Kare

    Mr. Ashley seems to have very peculiar definitions for the words "comic" and "fantasy". I mean, yes, humo(u)r is very individual, but in a book with this many stories I ought to have been amused more ...

  • Doug Lewars

    *** Possible Spoilers ***I've seen some criticisms that not all the stories were within the fantasy genre. This is correct but the majority were and Sci-Fi/fantasy is often closely related. A second c...

  • Christopher Stricklin

    I don't give up on books very easily, some taking months, or even years to slog through. I gave up on this halfway through. Most of the authors' apparent idea of "comic" is just to write as badly as p...

  • Mary

    The title is correct - but not sure this is the exact same book. Wrong number of stories and a missing author. Not sure it really matters. I'm not all that fond of short stories, though it helps if th...

  • Buggz79

    There were some decent stories but most missed the 'comic' mark for me. Ah well, can't win em all I suppose....

  • Holly

    Despite the title advertising that this is a collection of fantasy, a good portion of these stories are actually science fiction. Like many short story collections, some of the stories are excellent, ...

  • Caroline

    My only experience of fantasy novels has been Terry Pratchett's excellent Discworld series, so I thought I would give this one a go.Although titled "The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy" many of the stor...