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Author Topic: "Lord Darcy" omnibus 1983 edition by Randall Garrett  (Read 673 times)
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« on: October 11, 2010, 07:23:16 am »

Just Read: "Lord Darcy" omnibus 1983 edition by Randall Garrett

I loved this collection.

The setting is an alternate Earth with magic and a long-standing English/French empire, anddespite the story years being the late 1960s/1970s, the overall technology level is Victorian (trains, revolvers, gaslights, but horse-drawn carriages).

What really makes me happy is that magic isn't a spoiler. These aren't tales of a detective solving a mystery merely by waving a magic wand, magic essentially replaces science in the field of forensics.

If you can find this collection (or the 2002 edition which includes 2 stories not in the version I've found) read it with all do haste, especially if you have a fondness for weird Victoriana.

(I haven't read the two Lord Darcy novels written by Michael Kurland after Garrett's passing but I do plan on keeping my eyes open for them.)
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 08:30:37 am »

I read the Lord Darcy stories many years ago and have loved them.  I especially loved "Too Many Magicians." A locked room murder mystery where the magic isn't the cause.  Brilliant stories.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 04:25:35 pm »

was recently reprinted by Baen Books in the U.S. circa 2002, so may be more  avalable now

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