by Jean Rabe & Martin H. Greenberg (Editors)
Review by Andrea Johnson
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756404376
Date: 07 August 2007 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. But at what cost? Pandora's Closet includes twenty or so short stories generally involving mythical objects or creatures that take over the lives of ordinary people. For the most part, these are lighter, more humorous selections, showcasing writers who are newer to the scene (such as Joe Masdon and Yvonne Coats), alongside their more experienced counterparts (such as Kevin J. Anderson, Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole). This collection is a satisfying mix of humor, drama, mythology and action, something for everyone in your family. From official release/information:
Book Description: Nineteen original tales of the pandora legend-as no one has ever imagine it before.
When Pandora's Box was opened, so the ancient tale goes, all the evils that would beset humanity were released into the world. When the box was all but empty, the only thing that remained was hope. Now some of fantasy's finest writers have taken on the task of opening Pandora's closet. It is naturally chock full of an assortment of items, including a ring that can bring its wearer infinite health, a special helmet found in the most unlikely of places, a mysterious box that holds a legendary piece of cloth, and a red hoodie that transforms a woman's world. These stories are of items claimed by people, but only at their own peril. After indulging in these stories, readers will certainly look at their own closets in a whole new light.