The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror by Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow
Ninth Annual Collection (No.9)

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Justly lauded for its diversity and its exellent taste, "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" continues this award-winning tradition with another sterling collection of fantastic short fiction, including stories by Terry Bisson, Fred Chappel, Charles de Lint, Terry Downling, Neil Gaiman, Lisa Goldstein, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Kress, Ian McDonald, Sara Paretsky, Wil Shetterly, Robert Westall, Jane Yolen, and more than forty other distinguished contributors. Rounded out by the editors' insightful and wide-ranging overviews of fantasy and horror literature, film and graphic novels, this volume offers the most comprehensive and entertaining collection of fabulous fiction available anywhere.
 

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published June 15, 1996 by St. Martin's Griffin. 624 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This hefty volume, a companion to the The Year's Best Science Fiction, includes nearly 600 pages of fantastic and horrific fiction, as well as summaries of the year in fiction and on film (the latter by Edward Bryant).

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The variety of this top-flight annual never fails to appeal, in part because it covers so much material, including, along with the best stories, obituaries of writers whose files have closed, a review of the year's best fantasy in film, television, and comic books, and summations of the year's ac...

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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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Publishers Weekly

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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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Ellen Datlow Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection SF Site Review: The Green Man SF Site Review: The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 14th Annual Collection Kelly Link's work includes appearances in The Year's Best Fantas...

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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 story, justly praised by the collection's editors, also plays with the importance of finding new language for seeing the world new.

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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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