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Magic for Beginners

2006, Kelly Link


Magic for Beginners is a collection of nine works of fantasy and light horror short fiction by American writer Kelly Link. The stories were all previously published in other venues from 2002 to 2005.

The book won the 2006 Locus Award for best short story collection. The title story, "Magic for Beginners", won the 2006 Nebula Award and 2006 Locus Award for best novella, and the 2006 British SF Award for best short fiction. Another story in the book, "The Faery Handbag", won the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, the 2006 Nebula Award, and the 2005 Locus Award for best novelette.

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