Not Long Before the End (#39)

1969-04Magic Universe: Warlock Short StoryFantasy and Science Fiction, April 1969
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Hugo nominee, Nebula nominee 1st Warlock story

First published in Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1969. This story introduces the Warlock, who discovers to his horror that the world's mana, the fuel that makes magic work, is rapidly dwindling. The news spells doom for magic-based society. Unfortunately no secret that powerful can stay hidden for long...