The Fantastic Swordsmen

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The Fantastic Swordsmen
The Fantastic Swordsmen.jpg
Cover of The Fantastic Swordsmen
Author edited by L. Sprague de Camp
Cover artist Jack Gaughan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Pyramid Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 204 pp
Preceded by The Spell of Seven
Followed by Warlocks and Warriors

The Fantastic Swordsmen is a 1967 anthology of fantasy short stories in the sword and sorcery subgenre, edited by American writer L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in paperback by Pyramid Books.[1][2] It was the third such anthology assembled by de Camp, following his earlier Swords and Sorcery (1963) and The Spell of Seven (1965). It has also been translated into German.[1][2]

The book collects eight sword and sorcery tales by various authors, with an overall introduction by de Camp.



  1. ^ a b Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. p. 113. 
  2. ^ a b The Fantastic Swordsmen title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database