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Sympathy for the Devil

Edited by Tim Pratt

Average Score: 71(4)

The Devil is known by many names: Serpent, Tempter, Beast, Adversary, Wanderer, Dragon, Rebel. His traps and machinations are the stuff of legends. His faces are legion. No matter what face the devil wears, Sympathy for the Devil has them all. Edited by Tim Pratt, Sympathy for the Devil collects the best Satanic short stories by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Stephen King, Kage Baker, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Kelly Link, China Mieville, Michael Chabon, and many others, revealing His Grand Infernal Majesty, in all his forms. Thirty-five stories, from classics to the cutting edge, exploring the many sides of Satan, Lucifer, the Lord of the Flies, the Father of Lies, the Prince of the Powers of the Air and Darkness, the First of the Fallen... and a Man of Wealth and Taste. Sit down and spend a little time with the Devil.

Book Details

Paperback, 400 Pages
Published by Night Shade Books on August 01, 2010
ISBN-10 1597801895
ISBN-13 978-1597801898


SFRevu | Benjamin Wald
Review Rating: 80
Pratt has a great collection of authors, and a very strong collection of stories.
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The Green Man Review | Michael M. Jones
Review Rating: 80
When you get right down to it, Sympathy for the Devil is a tremendously enjoyable mash-up of political thriller and urban fantasy, intelligently written and full of tension.
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Fantasy Literature | Stefan Raets
Review Rating: 65
Tim Pratt has done an excellent job bringing variety to the anthology's dark subject, because Sympathy for the Devil contains something for everyone: horror, fantasy, weird fiction, classics, and even a surprising dose of humor.
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Publishers Weekly
Review Rating: 60
Anyone delighted by con games, terrified of damnation, and not offended by Pratt's cheeky dedication [...] will find plenty to enjoy.
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