Flashing Swords! 1

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Flashing Swords! #1
Flashing Swords 1 hc.jpg
Cover art from the first edition
Author Lin Carter (editor)
Cover artist Frank Frazetta
Country United States
Language English
Series Flashing Swords!
Genre Fantasy short stories
Publisher Nelson Doubleday
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages xiv, 175 pp
Followed by Flashing Swords! #2

Flashing Swords! #1 is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in hardcover by Nelson Doubleday in April 1973 as a selection in its Science Fiction Book Club, and in paperback by Dell Books in July of the same year. The first British edition was issued by Mayflower in 1974.[1]

The book collects four heroic fantasy novelettes by members of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a somewhat informal literary group of fantasy authors active from the 1960s to the 1980s, of which Carter was also a member and guiding force, together with a general introduction and introductions to the individual stories by the editor.