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  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Swords Against Darkness
  • Andrew J. Offutt
  • English
  • 04 October 2020
  • 9780821729724

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  1. says:

    Very nice 1970s anthology of Fantasy fiction Many top rated writers giving you a nice short story to enjoy Recommended


  2. says:

    This book contains several short stories in the Sword and Sorcery vein I would say that most of the stories were excellent The book contains the following Nekht Semerkeeht this was a decent story I really liked the attitude of the lost conuistador I can fully imagine them being like that The action is uick paced and the ending is almost tragic enough to make me laugh Tale of Hauk pretty much a modern rendition of a classic story a Norse Saga hero taking on a Draugr Vergy good The Smile of Oisia great story of a theft just gone awry I particularly enjoyed one of the heroes having to roll the dice with Chance herself Pride of the Fleet Awesome story never seen the ending coming until right at the end She was the kind of heroine I would of liked to have stories of though Straggler from Atlantis I loved this story I just wish there was a little to it The Ring of Set excellent story Wish I could get a hold of a ring like that well maybe not Largarut's Bane A very good story I think the daughter was my favorite character of the entire story Dragons Teeth now this was an awesome story Action magic and WTF Interesting times on the Roman frontier The Sustenance of Hoak rounds out the stories in impressive fashion I couldn't imagine the horror of living in a place like Hoak but neither could the ones living it now isn't that a conundrum? Overall a very worthy set of tales with this being probably the third time I have read this particular book over the years


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    Overall this collection of new short heroic fantasy stories edited by Andre Offutt was much stronger than the Flashing Swords series edited by Lin CarterThis is the first volume and is dynamite There's not a weak story in the book and it includes Nekht Semerkeht which was a Robert E Howard draft that was finished by Offutt It makes for a great collaborationThis series is notable too because it includes a heroic fantasy from Ramsay Campbell and it was wonderful I liked it much better than I typically like his horror fiction


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    There used to be a distinctive sub genre of fantasy called swords sorcery that usually featured brave swordsmen fighting evil magic while having thrilling adventures in mythic pre technological lands Howard's Conan was the premiere example but there were many others like Leiber's Fafhrd The Grey Mouser Moorcock's Elric Jakes' Brak and on and on The field was eventually engulfed by novels in seemingly endless series based on or inspired by Dungeons Dragons and like role playing games and then by various video games For a while though it was a separate if small niche Lin Carter produced a series of original anthologies called Flashing Swords and andrew j offutt followed a few years later with five volumes of Swords Against Darkness The first volume featured a good story that offutt completed from a fragment that Howard left behind and eight others There's a very good Viking story by Poul Anderson an excellent tale of ancient Rome from David Drake a good Atlantis story by Manly Wade Wellman a compelling dark one from Ramsey Campbell a memorable story from Richard L Tierney etc I also enjoyed the chatty introductions that offutt contributed to each entry; he surely took his cue from Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions though he and Ellison were not on good terms at this time He provided friendly information but avoided the free wheeling over the top type of hype that Carter who was clearly inspired by FS Ackerman was known It was an excellent series with many fine stories


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    A very strong collection only weakened a bit by Offutt's tendency to gush informally and un informatively in the introductions still better than Lin Carter's prattle and by the bizarre Pride of the Fleet Many stories are hard to obtain elsewhere and some felt like series that never uite took offLike Offutt admits Nekht Semerkeht has a lengthy philosophical monologue bogging down the early part when the action should be ramping up The story is extremely Howard burly self interested protagonist shapely plotting woman evil wizard and ends oddlyCuriously Anderson was working in his Northern Thing mode for The Tale of Hauk and it felt like it and Nekht swapped endings somehow Or have I come to expect tragedy out of Anderson's vikingNorthern fantasies?Geo W Proctor co authored the Swords of Raemllyn I hated the first of the series and this has a bit of that DNA particularly the two rogues and a woman motif But I liked the plainspoken craftsmanship and all the activity a heist a trap a background that explains things and diverse characters view spoilerIt's a pity that the most interesting character the sorceress desperate for a bit power dies of her own foolishness and greed Her bloodymindedness counterbalanced the good natured roguery of the others hide spoiler


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    This is a very good classic collection of Sword Sorcery fiction with a few notable hiccups The stories included are as follows each with a short informal introduction by the editor Andrew OffuttGuide to ratings run away barely readable decent but forgettable recommended top notch Nekht Semerkeht Robert E Howard Andrew Offutt I barely remember this story It was a chore to read and I would highly recommend skipping it or at least leaving it until the end Read all the others first Here is Offut's description Robert E Howard provides weird surprises in a tale of a Spanish opportunist a “lost” Aztec city and a centuries old mage — in what may be the last story REH ever wrote That sounds exciting than the story warrantsThe Tale of Hauk Poul Anderson This was my favorite tale and is fine demonstration of Anderson's Nordic Fantasy chops Returning home from reaving Hauk must put an evil spirit to restThe Smile of Oisia Geo W Proctor This was a messy but fairly well written story in which The goddess of Chance gambles with a barbarian swordsman — for his life The style reminded me of Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar stories but that makes sense as this is a sword sorcery collection Pride of the Fleet Bruce Jones A stylish and saucy short about a woman proving herself in the jungles around Colony Six Straggler from Atlantis Manley Wade Wellman A great little tale Offutt teases it well with The last survivor of Atlantis is called upon to do battle against a human eating creature only he can brave — to save a race of giants I might also mention that the protagonist is a something like a bard in DD terminology which is interesting The Ring of Set Richard L Tierney A wizardrogue is chasing down a magic ring in the Roman Empire Unfortunately he finds it in an auction where it is purchases by Tiberius himself Ring of Set is a well written if a little predictable tale of high action and sorceryLargarut's Bane Raul Carcia Capella A straightforward somewhat charming tale of a fisherman who goes to great lengths to rid his daughter of a haunting demon Dragon's Teeth Dave Drake A promising story set in the Roman Empire with an abruptweak ending A soldier and a merchant ride into the frontier to investigate the source of a plague of giants The accommodating wizard who raises the giants gives them a demonstrationThe Sustenance of Hoak Ramsey Campbell A very cool story about two rogues well really just one as the other is severely wounded at the start of the tale who seek out a treasure within the 'lost' town of Hoak Some seriously creepy and weird fantasy ensues The description of action at times is a bit confusing but the story is well worth muddling through


  7. says:

    This is a bang on showcase for sword and sorcery or heroic fantasy fiction All the stories here are better than average and the best are amazing The perfect length for heroic fantasy is probably the novelette though even the shorter works in this volume do a good job of world building in a short time It opens with the Robert E Howard and andy j offutt collaboration Nehkt Semerkhet a story Howard left unfinished on his death I liked the opening of this storygood characterization of Hernando de Guzman great setting and atmosphere At some point though everything goes off the rails and I find the later half of the story to be weak I don't know where andy offutt picked up but it is possible that Howard left this story unfinished because he didn't see anywhere useful to go with it In any case the atmospheric opening is wasted by what seems like a trite tacked on ending The second story The Tale of Hauk by Poul Anderson is one of the best heroic fantasy stories I have read It is written in the language of the Viking sagas has a marvelous supernatural element well grounded in the real and characters that live and breath and make you care Superb This is followed by two of the weaker stories The Smile of Oisia by Geo W Proctor is fairly well written and is handled decently but the setting is a little too much like a dungeons and dragons role playing session I still liked this story but it took a while to start clicking and by the end while I found it likable I still found it a little unsatisfying Reminded me a lot of some of the weaker stories in the Thieves World anthologies The next story by comic writer Bruce Jones is pretty much a gimmick story and I didn't care for it It would have looked good in a comic book fantasy anthology but I think it makes a pretty weak story especially considering whom it is rubbing shoulders with Next up is one by Manly Wade Wellman and this one is fun and well written and full of heart One of my favorites in this anthology The Ring of Set by Richard L Tierney is next and this one also is good a Roman background a likeable magician hero and well written Fun story good character Raul Capella's Lagarut's Bane is atypical its hero is a fisherman it is a story full of heart and humanity A pleasant read David Drake's Dragons' Teeth also has a Roman setting is well written inventive and doesn't overstay its welcome The last story by Ramsey Campbell The Sustenance of Hoak is tied with the Tale of Hauk for best story in this anthology for me Dark and brooding with a hero out of Howard supernatural enemies that would be comfortable in a Lovecraft story and a great dark atmosphere Very well done Overall this anthology is much recommended if you like heroic fantasy


  8. says:

    Swords Against Darkness the first in a series of five is both a solid anthology as well as a good introduction to sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy that doesn't rely on reprints Even the Robert E Howard offering is new albeit originally an incomplete tale penned by Howard and finished by the anthology's editor andrew j offutt who fills some mighty big shoes and brings the tale to a close with respectable style I admit that the works of many of the author's in this collection were unknown to me as were three of the authors themselves While I enjoyed some tales than others all of them were well written and entertaining and certainly worth my time The only misstep I could find was one story Pride of the Fleet and that was due in large part to the fact that it really didn't seem to fit the theme and tone of the anthology the editor readily admits as much in his introduction to the story While it was a fine tale in its own right it seemed suited to a sword and planet collection perhaps and happening upon it in the middle of the collection threw me for a bit of a loop Swords Against Darkness was a very enjoyable anthology and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in heroic fantasy I could easily see myself dipping back into this work from time to time when I crave a little adventure


  9. says:

    A really good collection with stories from Poul Anderson Manly Wade Wellman and Ramsey Campbellamong others Unfortunately the Bruce Jones story is creepily sexist in showing how the hot protagonist gets her comeuppance from a smart nerd That gets a zero star otherwise this might be up to four stars


  10. says:

    I enjoy Sword Sorcery or Heroic Fantasy if you prefer especially in the short story to novella format This draws me towards collections of This collection has a mixed assortment Some are great some are not so; however any collection that includes both Manly Wade Wellman and Poul Anderson two of my favorites is worth picking up I picked this up years ago as Gary Gygax names Offutt and the Swords of Darkness anthologies in his Appendix N literary influences upon Dungeons Dragons; however he specifically named volume 3 so I’m not sure if this belongs in my Appendix N Shelf or not It has enough authors attached to it which are absolutely in Appendix N so I have included it


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About the Author: Andrew J. Offutt

Andrew Jefferson Offutt was an American science fiction and fantasy author He wrote as Andrew J Offutt AJ Offutt and Andy Offut His Swords Against PDF/EPUB or normal byline andrew j offutt had his name in all lower case letters His son is the author Chris Offutt Offutt began publishing in with the story And Gone Tomorrow in If Despite this early sale he didn't consider his professional life to have begun.