Year's Best Fantasy and Horror by Ellen Datlow
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For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling continue their critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with another stunning collection of stories. The fiction and poetry here is culled from an exhaustive survey of the field, nearly four dozen stories ranging from fairy tales to gothic horror, from magical realism to dark tales in the Grand Guignol style. Rounding out the volume are the editors' invaluable overviews of the year in fantasy and horror, new Year's Best sections on comics, by Charles Vess, and on anime and manga, by Joan D. Vinge, and a long list of Honorable Mentions, making this an indispensable reference as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror.

The critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition continues with another stunning collection, including stories by Kelly Link, Kim Newman, Corey Marks, Eric Schaller, M. Shayne Bell, Helga M. Novak, Terry Dowling, Michael Libling, Zoran Zivkovic, Bentley Little, Carlton Mellick III, Brian Hodge, Conrad Williams, Tom Disch, Melissa Hardy, Joel Lane, Nicholas Royle, Tracina Jackson-Adams, Karen Joy Fowler, Jackie Bartley, Peter Dickerman, Ramsey Campbell, Adam Roberts, Robert Phillips, Jay Russell, Luis Alberto Urrea, Margaret Lloyd, Stephen Gallagher, Robin McKinley, Haruki Murakami, Theodora Goss, Kathy Koja, Lucy Taylor, Elizabeth Hand, Kevin Brickmeier, Sharon McCartney, Susan Power, Don Tumasonis, Nan Fry.

Rounding out the volume are the editors' invaluable overviews of the year in fantasy and horror, Year's Best sections on comics, by Charles Vess, and on anime and manga, by Joan D. Vinge, and a long list of Honorable Mentions, making this an indispensable reference as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror.
 

About Ellen Datlow

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Ellen Datlow is the acclaimed editor of such anthologies as Blood is Not Enough, Little Deaths, Alien Sex, Vanishing Acts, and the forthcoming The Dark: New Ghost Stories. She has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor once and the World Fantasy Award six times. She and Terri Windling also won The Bram Stoker Award for The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection. She lives in New York City and currently edits fiction for Scifi.com.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 23, 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin. 672 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Klein, Angela Carter, Peter Straub, Karel Capek, Michael Bishop, and others less renowned offer variations on: ghosts, abandonment, carnival freaks, satyrs, sinister festivals, dreams, sex, clocks, baseball, little people, Einstein, snake people, cancer, hats, organ donors, quilts, TV people, but...

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Splendid by an any measure, whether as fantasy, horror, or simply memorable prose, this fat sheaf of the year’s best is distinguished by two standout stories: “The Hunter’s Wife,” originally published in Atlantic Monthly and also included in author Anthony Doerr’s first book, The Shell Collector ...

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Scott Momaday’s Native American fable “The Transformation,” Wendy Wheeler’s sensuous “Skin So Green and Fine,” and Gemma Files’s ingenious hybrid “The Emperor’s Old Clothes.” Old hands Ursula K.

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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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There is pure psychological horror in ``A Fear of Dead Things,'' by Andrew Klavan, exceptionally chilling fare in ``Is That Them?'' by Kevin Roice and the quirkily perverse in Jack Womack's ``That Old School Tie.'' There are bread-and-butter fairy tales, like Geoff Landis's lovely ``The Kingdom o...

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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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