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"A Fine Magic" is a 2006 fantasy short story by American writer Margo Lanagan.

"A Fine Magic"
AuthorMargo Lanagan
Published inEidolon I
Publication typeAnthology
PublisherEidolon Books
Media typePrint (paperback)
Publication date2006


"A Fine Magic" was first published in 2006 in Eidolon I, edited by Jeremy G. Byrne and Jonathan Strahan and published by Eidolon Books.[1] It was published alongside 16 other stories by the authors Eleanor Arnason, Kim Westwood, Holly Phillips, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Lawson, Simon Brown, Jeff VanderMeer, Hal Duncan, Carol Ryles, Grace Dugan, Deborah Biancotti, Alistair Ong, Lucy Sussex, Tim Pratt, Deborah Roggie, and William R. Eakin.[2] In 2007 it was republished in Fantasy: The Best of the Year: 2007 Edition, edited by Rich Horton and published by Wildside Press under their Cosmos Books imprint.[1] "A Fine Magic" won the 2006 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story and finished 15th in the 2007 Locus Awards for best short story.[3][4]



  1. ^ a b "Bibliography: A Fine Magic". ISFDB. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  2. ^ "Publication Listing". ISFDB. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  3. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Locus Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2010-03-03.