Fantasy Can Be Funny

Fantasy does not have to be serious--not all quests end at the gaping maw of Mount Doom. Here you will find stories that range from mildly amusing to laugh-out-loud funny. Pull up a chair and be prepared to laugh!

Sir Apropos of Nothing

By Peter David

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A gothic, atmospheric tale rich with tension and unexpected turns of fate, David's fantasy novel introduces the enigmatic Apropos, a man spawned from dark crime and destined for a darker future

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Once Upon a Marigold

By Jean Ferris

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A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

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Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold!

By Terry Brooks

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After purchasing Landover from a catalog, Ben discovers that the ad left out a few minor details. His court scribe is a dog, his wizard can’t do a spell right, and his kingdom is in ruins.
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes

By Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

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In the battle between Good and Evil, an angel and a demon set out to thwart their respective bosses’ plans to reach Armageddon. Also available on audio.

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Falling Sideways

By Tom Holt

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In this story, one man believes he has discovered the hideous truth - that every great civilisation in history has, rather embarrassingly, been founded, run, and then cunningly manipulated by a small gang of devious frogs.

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Dark Lord of Derkholm

By Diana Wynne Jones

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In this inventive fantasy, Wynne Jones tells of a magical world invaded each year by off-world Pilgrim Parties who participate in orchestrated battles between the powers of good and evil.

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Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming

By Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley

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It is the year 1,000, and the time has come for the Millennial contest to see whether good or evil will control humanity’s destiny for the next millennium. The demon Azzie Elbub, representative for evil, has a brilliant plan that will win both the contest, and an award for himself. Unfortunately, things do not go off as planned.

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