The stories vary in length and focus although all share the criteria of magic and wizards being the main theme. The book ends with a novella by Orson Scott Card called Stonefather about a boy who learns he is a stone wizard after he runs away and ends up in a city that abhors stone magic. Of the other stories, my personal favorite was Jane Yolen's Slipping Sideways Through Eternity which is about a young girl and the time traveler magician Elijah. Each reader will find their own personal favorite as they sample the best in fantasy. This book is recommended for fantasy readers.