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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Avon Books
Publication date September 1, 2005
Pages 363
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780380789023
ISBN-10 0380789027
Dimensions 1 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Anansi Boys presents a collection of fantastic tales, including several original stories, of strange inventions, miraculous encounters, and bizarre discoveries. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion... and anything is possible. In this, Gaiman's first book of short stories, his imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders -- a place where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control," and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks. Explore a new reality -- obscured by smoke and darkness, yet brilliantly tangible -- in this extraordinary collection of short works by a master prestidigitator. It will dazzle your senses, touch your heart, and haunt your dreams.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780380973644
 
from Avon Books (November 1, 1998)
9780380973644 | details & prices | 339 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The author offers a collection of tales, several of them new, of strange inventions, miraculous encounters, and bizarre discoveries
Paperback
Book cover for 9780061450167 Book cover for 9780380789023
 
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (February 1, 2008)
9780061450167 | details & prices | 339 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.99
About: In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion .
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Avon Books (September 1, 2005)
9780380789023 | details & prices | 363 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: The author offers a collection of tales of strange inventions, miraculous encounters, and bizarre discoveries.
from Perennial (July 1, 2001)
9780060934705 | details & prices | 339 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $13.95
About: The author offers a collection of tales, several of them new, of strange inventions, miraculous encounters, and bizarre discoveries.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613494588
 
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2001)
9780613494588 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $25.70
About: The author offers a collection of tales, several of them new, of strange inventions, miraculous encounters, and bizarre discoveries.

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