The Spell of Seven
Cover of The Spell of Seven
|Author||edited by L. Sprague de Camp|
|Cover artist||Virgil Finlay|
|Genre||Fantasy short stories|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Swords and Sorcery|
|Followed by||The Fantastic Swordsmen|
The Spell of Seven is a 1965 anthology of fantasy short stories in the sword and sorcery subgenre, edited by L. Sprague de Camp and illustrated by Virgil Finlay. It was first published in paperback by Pyramid Books. It was the second such anthology assembled by de Camp, following his pioneering Swords and Sorcery (1963).
The book collects seven sword and sorcery tales by various authors, with an overall introduction by de Camp.
- "Introduction: Wizards and Warriors" (L. Sprague de Camp)
- "Bazaar of the Bizarre" (Fritz Leiber)
- "The Dark Eidolon" (Clark Ashton Smith)
- "The Hoard of the Gibbelins" (Lord Dunsany)
- "The Hungry Hercynian" (L. Sprague de Camp)
- "Kings in Darkness" (Michael Moorcock)
- "Mazirian the Magician" (Jack Vance)
- "Shadows in Zamboula" (Robert E. Howard)
- Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. pp. 113–114.
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