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A large number of books related to Magic: The Gathering have been published which include fictional novels set within the game's universe, strategy guides, and encyclopedias.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

See also: List of storyline sources.
Title Setting Released Author(s) Publisher ISBN #
Arena Nov 1994 William R. Forstchen HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105424-0
Whispering Woods Nov 1994 Clayton Emery HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105418-6
Final Sacrifice Mar 1995 Clayton Emery HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105420-8
Shattered Chains Mar 1995 Clayton Emery HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105419-4
Tapestries Jul 1995 anthology HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105308-2
The Cursed Land Sep 1995 Teri McLaren, Teri Williams HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105016-4
The Prodigal Sorcerer Nov 1995 Mark Sumner HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105476-3
Ashes of the Sun Mar 1996 Hanovi Braddock HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105649-9
Distant Planes Jun 1996 anthology HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105313-9
Song of Time Jun 1996 Teri McLaren HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105622-7
And Peace Shall Sleep Fallen Empires Jul 1996 Sonia Orin Lyris HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105619-7
Dark Legacy The Dark Dec 1996 Robert E. Vardeman HarperPrism ISBN 0-06-105697-9
The Brothers' War Antiquities, Urza's Saga May 1998 Jeff Grubb WotC ISBN 0-7869-1170-0
Rath and Storm Weatherlight, Tempest, Stronghold, Exodus Jul 1998 Peter Archer, ed. WotC ISBN 0-7869-1175-1
Planeswalker Urza's Saga Sep 1998 Lynn Abbey WotC ISBN 0-7869-1182-4
The Colors of Magic Feb 1999 Jess Lebow, ed. WotC ISBN 0-7869-1323-1
Time Streams Urza's Legacy May 1999 J. Robert King WotC ISBN 0-7869-1344-4
The Gathering Dark The Dark Jun 1999 Jeff Grubb WotC ISBN 0-7869-1357-6
Bloodlines Urza's Destiny Aug 1999 Loren L. Coleman WotC ISBN 0-7869-1380-0
Mercadian Masques Mercadian Masques Sep 1999 Francis Lebaron WotC ISBN 0-7869-1188-3
The Thran Dec 1999 J. Robert King WotC ISBN 0-7869-1600-1
Nemesis Nemesis Feb 2000 Paul Thompson WotC ISBN 0-7869-1559-5
The Eternal Ice Ice Age May 2000 Jeff Grubb WotC ISBN 0-7869-1562-5
Prophecy Prophecy Jul 2000 Vance Moore WotC ISBN 0-7869-1570-6
The Myths of Magic Aug 2000 Jess Lebow, ed. WotC ISBN 0-7869-1529-3
Invasion Invasion Oct 2000 J. Robert King WotC ISBN 0-7869-1438-6
The Shattered Alliance Alliances Dec 2000 Jeff Grubb WotC ISBN 0-7869-1403-3
Planeshift Planeshift Feb 2001 J. Robert King WotC ISBN 0-7869-1802-0
Johan Legends Apr 2001 Clayton Emery WotC ISBN 0-7869-1803-9
Apocalypse Apocalypse Jun 2001 J. Robert King WotC ISBN 0-7869-1880-2
The Dragons of Magic Aug 2001 J. Robert King, ed. WotC ISBN 0-7869-1872-1
Odyssey Odyssey Sep 2001 Vance Moore WotC ISBN 0-7869-1900-0
Jedit Legends Dec 2001 Clayton Emery WotC ISBN 0-7869-1907-8
Chainer's Torment Torment Jan 2002 Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-2696-1
The Secrets of Magic Mar 2002 Jess Lebow, ed. WotC ISBN 0-7869-2710-0
Judgment Judgment Jun 2002 Will McDermott WotC ISBN 0-7869-2743-7
Hazezon Legends Aug 2002 Clayton Emery WotC ISBN 0-7869-2792-5
Onslaught Onslaught Sep 2002 J. Robert King WotC ISBN 0-7869-2801-8
Assassin's Blade Legends Dec 2002 Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-2830-1
Legions Legions Jan 2003 J. Robert King WotC ISBN 0-7869-2914-6
Emperor's Fist Legends Mar 2003 Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-2935-9
Scourge Scourge May 2003 J. Robert King WotC ISBN 0-7869-2956-1
The Monsters of Magic Aug 2003 J. Robert King, ed. WotC ISBN 0-7869-2983-9
The Moons of Mirrodin Mirrodin Sep 2003 Will McDermott WotC ISBN 0-7869-2995-2
Champion's Trial Legends Nov 2003 Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-3015-2
The Darksteel Eye Darksteel Jan 2004 Jess Lebow WotC ISBN 0-7869-3140-X
The Fifth Dawn Fifth Dawn May 2004 Cory J. Herndon WotC ISBN 0-7869-3205-8
Outlaw Champions of Kamigawa Sep 2004 Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-3357-7
Heretic Betrayers of Kamigawa Jan 2005 Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-3575-8
Guardian Saviors of Kamigawa May 2005 Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-3786-6
Ravnica: City of Guilds Ravnica: City of Guilds Sep 2005 Cory J. Herndon WotC ISBN 0-7869-3792-0
Guildpact Guildpact Jan 2006 Cory J. Herndon WotC ISBN 0-7869-3989-3
Dissension Dissension May 2006 Cory J. Herndon WotC ISBN 0-7869-4001-8
Dragons: Worlds Afire Jun 2006 Scott McGough et al. WotC ISBN 0-7869-4976-2
Time Spiral Time Spiral Sep 2006 Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-4840-6
Planar Chaos Planar Chaos Jan 2007 Scott McGough and Timothy Sanders WotC ISBN 0-7869-4249-7
Future Sight Future Sight Apr 2007 Scott McGough and John Delaney WotC ISBN 0-7869-4269-5
Lorwyn Lorwyn Aug 2007 Cory J. Herndon and Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-4292-3
Morningtide Morningtide Jan 2008 Cory J. Herndon and Scott McGough WotC ISBN 0-7869-4790-4
Shadowmoor Shadowmoor Apr 2008 Cory J. Herndon, Scott McGough et al. WotC ISBN 0-7869-4840-6
Eventide Eventide Jun 2008 Scott McGough and Cory J. Herndon WotC ISBN 0-7869-4868-0
Agents of Artifice Planeswalker Saga Feb 2009 Ari Marmell WotC ISBN 0-7869-5240-3
Alara Unbroken Alara block May 2009 Doug Beyer WotC ISBN 0-7869-5201-4
The Purifying Fire Planeswalker Saga Jul 2009 Laura Resnick WotC ISBN 0-7869-5298-4
The Curse of the Chain Veil Planeswalker Saga Jan 2010 (cancelled) John Vornholt WotC ISBN 0-7869-5412-4
Path of the Planeswalker Planeswalker Saga Jan 2010 Doug Beyer, Brady Dommermuth and Jenna Helland WotC ISBN 0-7869-5367-7
Zendikar: In the Teeth of Akoum Zendikar block Apr 2010 Robert B. Wintermute WotC ISBN 0-7869-5476-6
Test of Metal Planeswalker Saga Oct 2010 Matthew Stover WotC ISBN 0-7869-5532-9
Scars of Mirrodin: The Quest for Karn Scars of Mirrodin block Apr 2011 Robert B. Wintermute WotC ISBN 0-7869-5774-3
Path of the Planeswalker II Planeswalker Saga Jun 2011 Doug Beyer, Brady Dommermuth and Jenna Helland WotC ISBN 0-7869-5852-8
Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Saga July 2012 Matt Forbeck IDW ISBN 1-6137-7228-9
Return to Ravnica: The Secretist, Part One Return to Ravnica Nov 2012 Doug Beyer WotC ISBN 0-7869-6455-0
Magic: The Gathering - The Spell Thief Planeswalker Saga Dec 2012 Matt Forbeck IDW ISBN 1-6137-7414-1
Gatecrash: The Secretist, Part Two Gatecrash Feb 2013 Doug Beyer WotC ISBN 0-7869-6456-7
Magic: The Gathering - Path of Vengeance Planeswalker Saga May 2013 Matt Forbeck IDW ISBN 1-6137-7637-3
Dragon's Maze: The Secretist, Part Three Dragon's Maze May 2013 Doug Beyer WotC ISBN 0-7869-6457-4
Theros: Godsend, Part I Theros April 2014 Jenna Helland WotC ISBN
Journey into Nyx: Godsend, Part II Journey into Nyx May 2014 Jenna Helland WotC ISBN
Magic: The Gathering - Theros Planeswalker Saga May 2014 Jason Ciaramella IDW ISBN 1-6137-7908-9
Magic: The Gathering - The Complete Collection Planeswalker Saga Sep 2014 Matt Forbeck, Jason Ciaramella IDW ISBN 1-6137-7739-6

Guides / Strategy[edit | edit source]

Official[edit | edit source]

Title Year Author(s) Publisher ISBN #
Magic: The Gathering Pocket Players' Guide 1994 Wizards of the Coast Harpercollins ISBN 1-88099-229-9
Pocket Players' Guide for Magic: The Gathering - Fourth Edition 1995 Wizards of the Coast Wizards of the Coast ISBN 1-57530-089-3
Magic: The Gathering Official Encyclopedia (UK) 1996 Beth Moursund (Editor) Carlton Books Ltd. ISBN 1-85868-240-1
Magic: The Gathering Official Encyclopedia (USA) 1996 Beth Moursund (Editor) Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-140-9
Magic: The Puzzling 1996 Mark Rosewater Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-57530-100-8
The Official Magic: The Gathering - Strategies & Secrets 1997 Beth Moursund Sybex Inc. ISBN 0-78212-031-8
Magic: The Gathering Official Strategy Guide 1997 Beth Moursund Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-149-2
Magic: The Gathering Official Encyclopedia - Volume 2 1997 Beth Moursund (Editor) Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-150-6
The Official Guide to Portal 1997 Beth Moursund Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-152-2
The Official Deckbuilders' Guide 1997 Tim Dedopulos Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-156-5
The Official Guide to Tempest 1997 Beth Moursund Thunders Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-157-3
Official Strategy Guide for Magic: The Gathering - Battlemage 1997 Mark Walker Prima Games ISBN 0-76151-061-3
Magic: The Gathering Official Encyclopedia - Volume 3 1998 Beth Moursund (Editor) Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-189-1
The Official Guide to Portal Second Age 1998 Will McDermott (Editor) Will McDermott
The Official Guide to Urza's Saga 1998 Beth Moursund (Editor) Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-198-0
Advanced Strategy Guide 1998 Mark Justice & Tim Dedopulos Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-199-9
The Art of Magic: The Gathering - The Rath Cycle 1998 Anthony Waters & Lizz Baldwin TSR ISBN 0-78691-178-6
The Official Classic Sixth Edition Game Strategy Guide 1999 Randy Buehler & Lizz Baldwin (Editor) Wizards of the Coast ISBN 0-78691-375-4
Deck Deconstruction Companion 1999 Beth Moursund Wizards of the Coast ISBN 0-78691-332-0
The Official Urza's Destiny Game Guide 1999 Will McDermott & Lizz Baldwin (Editor) TSR ISBN 0-78691-400-9
The Official Starter Game Strategy Guide 1999 Cory Herndon TSR ISBN 0-78691-425-4
The Official Tournament Player's Guide 1999 DCI Staff & Lizz Baldwin (Editor) TSR ISBN 0-78691-517-X
Magic: The Gathering Official Encyclopedia - Volume 4 1999 Beth Moursund, Richard Garfield Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-211-1
Magic: The Gathering Official Encyclopedia - Volume 5 2000 Cory J. Herndon Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-271-5
Magic: The Gathering Official Encyclopedia - Volume 6 (US) 2001 Brian Tinsman & Cory J. Herndon Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-343-6
Magic: The Gathering Official Encyclopedia - Volume 6 (UK) 2001 Brian Tinsman & Cory J. Herndon Carlton Books Ltd ISBN 1-84222-389-5
The Complete Encyclopedia of Magic: The Gathering 2002 Beth Moursund Thunder's Mouth Press ISBN 1-56025-443-2
Prima's Official Strategy Guide - Magic: The Gathering Online 2002 Mike Searle Prima Games ISBN 0-76153-984-0
A Planeswalker's Guide to Alara 2008 Doug Beyer and Jenna Helland Wizards of the Coast ISBN 0-78695-124-9
The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Zendikar 2016 James Wyatt Wizards of the Coast ISBN 1-42158-249-X
The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Innistrad 2016 James Wyatt Wizards of the Coast ISBN 1-42158-780-7

Unofficial[edit | edit source]

Title Year Author(s) Publisher ISBN #
The Unauthorized Strategy Guide to the Magic: The Gathering Card Game 1995 Paul Dreyfus & Gregory Williams Prima Lifestyles ISBN 0-76150-260-2
Mastering Magic Cards: An Introduction to the Art of Masterful Deck Construction 1995 George H. Baxter & Larry W. Smith Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-457-5
Learn Magic Cards 1995 Larry W. Smith Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-460-5
Deep Magic: Advanced Strategies for Experienced Players of Magic : The Gathering 1996 Charles Wolfe & George H. Baxter Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-461-3
The Tables of Magic 1996 George H. Baxter Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-486-9
Single Card Strategies for Magic: The Gathering 1996 Jeff S. Franzmann, Philip E. Kramer & Beth Moursund Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-489-3
Dominating Dominia 1996 George H. Baxter Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-491-5
Alliances Revealed 1996 George H. Baxter Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-521-0
Totally Unauthorized Guide to Magic: The Gathering Card Game 1996 Ronald Wartow & Brady Games Brady Publishing ISBN 1-56686-292-2
Totally Unauthorized Magic: The Gathering Advanced Player's Guide 1996 Ronald Wartow & Brady Games Brady Publishing ISBN 1-56686-503-4
Totally Unauthorized Magic: The Gathering Tournament Guide 1996 Ronald Wartow & Brady Games Brady Publishing ISBN 1-56686-642-1
Magic Cards Simplified 1997 George H. Baxter & Russell A. Stultz Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-522-9
Baxter on Magic 1997 George H. Baxter Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-523-7
Pro Magic: The Art of Professional Deck Construction 1997 George H. Baxter & Charles Wolfe Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-524-5
Mirage Revealed 1997 Scott Johns Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-561-X
Visions Revealed 1997 Sol Malka Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-563-6
Tournament Reports for Magic: The Gathering 1997 Jamie C. Wakefield, Kevin McGlaughlin Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-579-2
Single Card Strategies for Magic: The Gathering - Volume II 1997 Jeff Franzmann Canticle Publishing Inc. ISBN 1-89682-200-2
Weatherlight Revealed 1998 Eric Tam & Paul McCabe Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-577-6
Mastering Portal 1998 George H. Baxter & Trey Kerigan Wordware Publishing ISBN 1-55622-583-0
The Magic: The Gathering Internet Guide 1999 Scifigate (Editor) Lightning Rod Ltd ISBN 1-88638-354-5
Magic: The Gathering! The Best Websites and Factoids 2002 Sandy Van Densen / Talis Pelucir Lightning Rod Ltd ISBN 1-59092-011-2
Pojo's Unofficial Magic: The Gathering Beginner's Guide 2003 Bill Bil (Editor) Triumph Entertainment ISBN 1-57243-595-X
Magic: The Gathering Coloring Book 2012 Mike "Gabriel" Krahulik PAX
Magic the Gathering Strategy and Deck Building Tips 2013 Stephen Hockman ISBN 1-49235-755-3
The Gathering: Reuniting Pioneering Artists of Magic 2014 Jeff A. Menges (Editor) Full Steam Press ISBN 0-98943-550-4
Magic The Gathering Game Guide 2015 Josh Abbott ISBN 1-50844-869-8

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