Reign of Wizardry Paperback – Nov 1981
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This short novel was first serialized in 1940. There were almost no science fiction novels being published at that time, and the ones that were were often just mindless pap. This novel is not just a brainless pulp adventure, although the swashbuckling action is at the forefront. Jack Williamson was one of the all-time grandmasters of science fiction, and although this is from early in his career, it is a well organized and exciting read. Based on the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur, it adds motivation and backstory to help round out the characters. It's not quite up to the standards of some of the other Retro Hugo nominees, but it is good enough to be on the final ballot and receive some attention.