The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror by Ellen Datlow
Eighth Annual Collection

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The acclaimed collection of fantastic fiction features entries from established authors and talented newcomers--including Scott Bradfield, Charles de Lint, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, and Nicholas Royle--along with editors' summations of the year in fantasy and horror.
 

About Ellen Datlow

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Experts in the genres of mythic and speculative fiction, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have edited numerous anthologies for readers of all ages. Together and individually they have won abundant honors, including multiple World Fantasy, Hugo, and Bram Stoker Awards. Ellen Datlow has also received the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award for "outstanding contribution to the genre." She lives in New York City. Terri Windling is the recipient of the Science Fiction Writers Association's Solstice Award for outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field. She lives in Devon, England. Terri Windling is a writer, editor, artist, and passionate advocate of fantasy literature. She has won six World Fantasy awards for her editorial work and the Mythopoeic Award for her novel "The Wood Wife". She has edited over thirty anthologies, many in collaboration with Ellen Datlow--including the Snow White, Blood Red adult fairy-tale series, "The Armless Maiden", "Sirens", "The Green Man", and "Swan Sister". She has also written children's books and articles on myth and folklore, and she edits the Endicott Studio Online Journal of Mythic Arts website. She divides her time between homes in Devon, England, and Tucson, Arizona.
 
Published August 1, 1995 by St Martins Pr.
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Datlow and Windling's definitive collection of short fantasy and horror fiction enters its eighth year (1994) with a veritable feast of stories, poems, and commentary on the genres they cover: 53 pieces in all.

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This volume, the sixth in this series, is made up of a wide array of international voices--including a welcome contingent of stories by and about women--and combines traditional horror and fairy stories with magical realism and other uses of the supernatural and spiritual.

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Intimations of realities beyond comprehension dominate Anthony Doerr's "The Hunter's Wife," a transcendent meditation on the consolations of mortality, and Caitlín Kiernan's "Onion," which brilliantly suggests a universe of chaotic cosmic horrors through the dysfunctional lives of people who have...

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"The Least Trumps" by Elizabeth Hand, centered on a female tattoo artist's shaky grip on reality, translates the iconography of tarot cards and the reader's relationship to the written word into a luminous fantasy on the interpenetration of life and art.

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The delicious promise of the first piece, ""Home for Christmas,"" a lyrical tale of modern-day magic by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, is fully realized in this year's offering of the best fantasy and horror by today's finest writers, including Terry Bisson, Joyce Carol Oates, A.S.

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SCIFI.COM ISFDB Bibliography Terri Windling Terri Windling is a five-time World Fantasy Award winner, a consulting fantasy editor at Tor, the author of The Wood Wife (winner of the Mythopoeic Award) and other fiction, and writes a popular folklore column for Realms of Fantasy magazine.

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Terri Windling Website ISFDB Bibliography As Terri Windling points out in her summation of 1997, although only one fantasy story in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection comes from the traditional genre magazines (and only one horror story comes from those same mag...

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ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Trampoline SF Site Review: 4 Stories The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror is a stunning anthology of short fiction from a variety of authors both well known (Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Ursula K.

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Terri Windling Website ISFDB Bibliography While the title, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, may conjure up images of unicorns and wizards, ghouls and bloodsuckers, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's selection of stories and poems demonstrates that the two genres, fantasy...

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Regardless of your personal taste, a good portion of these stories are bound to keep your brain churning long after you've closed to the book, and in my mind, that's what good fiction should do.

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Strange Horizons

This volume contains forty-four short stories, eight poems, extensive summations of last year's fantasy and horror, a look at fantasy and horror in last year's media and comic markets, obituaries for the year 2000, a listing of honorable mention stories and poems, two turtle doves, and a partridg...

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The Zone

Here it comes the 18th annual anthology by Datlow and friends, collecting what is supposedly the best horror and fantasy fiction appeared in 2004.

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