The Porcelain Magician

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The Porcelain Magician
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorFrank Owen
IllustratorFrances E. Dunn
Cover artistFrances E. Dunn
CountryUnited States
PublisherGnome Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)

The Porcelain Magician is a collection of oriental fantasy short stories by American writer Frank Owen. It was first published in hardcover by Gnome Press in 1948. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Weird Tales, Mystery Magazine and The Dance Magazine


  • Foreword, by David A. Kyle
  • "The Fan"
  • "The Inverted House"
  • "The Lantern Maker"
  • "The Porcelain Magician"
  • "The Purple Sea"
  • "The Old Man Who Swept the Sky"
  • "Doctor Shen Fu"
  • "Pale Pink Porcelain"
  • "The Rice Merchant"
  • "The Blue City"
  • "The Fountain"
  • "Monk's Blood"
  • "The Golden Hour of Kwoh Fan"
  • "The Wind That Tramps the World"


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 298.
  • Clute, John; John Grant (1997). The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 739. ISBN 0-88184-708-9.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 461. ISBN 0-911682-22-8.