Liavek, City of Luck and Wizardry

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The front cover of Liavek, City of Luck and Wizardy, art by Gary Ruddell.

Liavek, City of Luck and Wizardry (often also just Liavek) is the first in a series of 5 anthologies where all the stories take place in a shared universe. The first four books include stories by Megan Lindholm. "Liavek, City of Luck and Wizardry" was published in 1985 edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull. The Megan Lindholm story in it is titled A Coincidence of Birth.

Contents

  • Badu's Luck by Emma Bull
  • The Green Rabbit From S'Rian by Gene Wolfe
  • Ancient Curses by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Birth Luck by Nancy Kress
  • An Act of Contrition by Steven Brust
  • The Inn of the Demon Camel by Jane Yolen
  • The Hands of the Artist by Kara Dalkey
  • The Green Cat by Pamela Dean
  • A Coincidence of Birth by Megan Lindholm
  • Bound Things by Will Shetterly
  • The Fortune Maker by Barry B. Longyear
  • Appendix One: A Tourist's Guide to Liavek in the Year 3317
  • Appendix Two: A Magician's Primer
  • Appendix Three: Liavek: A Creation Myth

Editions

  • An English paperback edition Liavek City of Luck and Wizardry edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull was published in July 1985 by Ace with ISBN 0441481809. The cover was illustrated by Gary Ruddell, maps by Jack Wickwire.
  • The stories from the original anthologies were republished in digital format between August 2015 and January 2017 in 8 volumes. The digital volumes include all stories from the 5 anthologies, excluding the stories by Pamela Dean and Patricia C. Wrede which have already been published in a volume titled "Points of Departure: Liavek Stories".
    • The second volume, Liavek 2 City of Luck, includes A Coincidence of Birth and was published the 17th of August 2015 by CatYelling with ASIN B0143Q5Q5A.
    • The fourth volume, Liavek 4 The Players of Luck, includes Pot Luck and was published the 29th of April 2016 by CatYelling with ASIN B01F0L588C.
    • The fifth volume, Liavek 5 Wizard's Row, includes An Act of Mercy and was published the 20th of August 2016 by CatYelling with ASIN B01KSEHE74.
    • The seventh volume, Liavek 7 Spells of Binding, includes An Act of Love and was published the 26th of November 2016 by by CatYelling with ASIN B01NBD2O0J.

Translations

  • A French translation from ActuSF the 20th of February 2014 with ISBN 9782917689608 (paperback), also available on Kindle with ASIN B00IEGUJRG. Translated by Jacqueline Callier. Reprinted the 10th of February 2016 by J'ai lu with ISBN 9782290108741. The book's title is simply Liavek and it contains the following stories from the first four original books:
    • Un acte de contrition (An Act of Contrition) by Steven Brust
    • Hasard de naissance (A Coincidence of Birth) by Megan Lindholm
    • La Fortune du pot (Pot Luck) by Megan Lindholm
    • Un acte de foi (An Act of Trust) by Steven Brust
    • Un acte de miséricorde (An Act of Mercy) by Steven Brust and Megan Lindholm
    • Un acte d'amour (An Act of Love) by Steven Brust , Gregory Frost and Megan Lindholm
  • This first English language Liavek volume has been translated into Japanese, published in 2 small paperbacks with dust jackets in 1989. ISBN 4390112910.

International covers


Links

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books: City of Luck and Wizardry | Players of Luck | Wizard's Row | Spells of Binding

stories: A Coincidence of Birth | Pot Luck | An Act Of Mercy | An Act of Love