Ages of Wonder, edited by Julie E. Czerneda & Rob St. Martin, DAW (March 2009). (fantasy short story)

“My weariness fled when he mentioned the word. ‘A living sphinx? But they’re extinct!'”


In Ages of Wonder, Tony Pi’s “Sphinx!” is a delight, set in a quite alternate history, in which the land of Ys is threatened by a sphinx that a film maker has apparently revived for a new movie. But other things are going on – most notably, perhaps, the jealousy of the movie’s director about his young wife, the movie’s star. —Rich Horton, LOCUS Magazine (April 2009)

Pi and Tirone in particular offer more than an easy tweaking of well-known conventions, Pi providing some of the most impressive world-creation in the volume… — Nader Elhefnawy, Strange Horizons

Tony Pi…managed to catch me for good with his text “Sphinx!”…I liked the interesting combination of the Sphinx magic with the power of the riddles…Funny and thoroughly enjoyable. — Liviu Suciu, Bogdan Lascu, Adrian Craciun, Fantasy Book Critic

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