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Thirty-eight authors contributed seventy-nine articles to this volume. Some
of the authors are becoming familiar names, others are newcomers. The
almanac section occupies the center of the book and contains all the
information you would expect
Once again the authors have striven for brevity without sacrificing
information. And, continuing a trend begun last year, the selection of
topics appears to be more geared to semi- to fully-experienced readers.
There are articles to appeal to almost anyone, but there appear to be fewer
This is not a book to be tossed aside when the next year's edition is
available. With several of these volumes on your bookshelf, you will have a
ready reference source, as well as a source of inspiration for further
reading - since many of these articles contain source citations and
suggestions for further reading.
My on-going complain about the quality of editing is justified again. I'm
not sure why dropped letters and words aren't caught more consistently by
editors, but they can present difficulties to the reader. Granted, with
compilation works, it might be a bit more difficult, but these particular
authors have been contributing to other Llewellyn annuals as well, so the
reader has a right to expect a higher degree of accountability.
Reviewed by Mike Gleason