Magic for Beginners

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Magic for Beginners
Author Kelly Link
Country United States of America
Genre Fantasy, Horror
Publisher Small Beer Press
Publication date
Pages 297

Magic for Beginners is a collection of nine works of fantasy and light horror short fiction by 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.[1] The title story, "Magic for Beginners", won the 2006 Nebula Award[2] and 2006 Locus Award[1] for best novella, and the 2006 British SF Award for best short fiction.[3] Another story in the book, "The Faery Handbag", won the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novelette,[4] the 2006 Nebula Award,[2] and the 2005 Locus Award for best novelette.[5]


  • "The Faery Handbag"
  • "The Hortlak"
  • "The Cannon"
  • "Stone Animals"
  • "Catskin"
  • "Some Zombie Contingency Plans"
  • "The Great Divorce"
  • "Magic for Beginners"
  • "Lull"

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  1. ^ a b "Locus Awards Winners". Locus Magazine. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  2. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF awards: 2006 Nebula Awards". Locus Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  3. ^ "BSFA Awards". British Science Fiction Association. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  4. ^ "2005 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Locus Award Winners". Locus Magazine. 2005-07-03. Retrieved 2013-05-06.