by Robert H. Boyer
18 of the finest fantasy writers share their secrets of their craft in essays, excerpts, and letters. Candid, controversial, and often highly personal, here is a unique glimpse into the author's singular imagination, as the real experts in the field explore the theory, technique and aesthetics of fantasy literature. From the magical realms of Middle earth to the Eldritch darkness of the Cthulhu Mythos, the most prominent writers of fantasy invite the reader into their enchanted worlds. Writers include: J.R.R. TOLKIEN / C.S. LEWIS / H.P. LOVECRAFT / AUGUST DERLETH / GEORGE MACDONALD / JAMES THURBER / SIE HERBERT READ / PETER S. BEAGLE / FELIX MARTI'-IBANEZ and many more.