The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror

Edited by Ellen Datlow , Edited by Kelly Link , Edited by Gavin J. Grant

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Highly acclaimed for collecting the finest short fantasy and horror fiction, the World Fantasy Award-winning annual series continues its tradition of excellence with the most groundbreaking and engaging work by some of the world's most talented authors. Highlights of this year's edition include works by: John Farris, Margo Lanagan, Jay Russell, and many others. Also included are year-end wrap-ups and the popular comics and manga sections.

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 154.9 x 238.8 x 40.6mm | 680.4g
  • 30 Sep 2005
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York
  • English
  • Revised
  • 18th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0312341946
  • 9780312341947
  • 1,354,159

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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 Dark." She has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor once, the World Fantasy Award seven times, and the International Horror Guild Award for "The Dark." She and Terri Windling also won the Bram Stoker Award for "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection." She currently edits fiction for SCIFI.COM. Kelly Link and Gavin Grant started Small Beer Press in 2000. They have published the zine "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet" ("tiny but celebrated"---"The""Washington Post") for seven years.Kelly Link's first collection of short stories, "Stranger Things Happen," was selected as a Best Book of the Year by "Salon," "Locus," and "The Village Voice." Stories from the collection have won the Nebula, Tiptree, and World Fantasy Awards. Her most recent short stories have appeared in "The Dark" and "The Faery Reel." She recently published "Magic for Beginners, "and when she isn't writing, she edits the anthology "Trampoline."Originally from Scotland, Gavin Grant regularly reviews fantasy and science fiction. Publications where his work has appeared include "Scifiction," "Strange Horizons," "The Third Alternative," and "Singularity."

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Praise for "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror"Seventeenth Annual Collection"Datlow (the horror half) teams with new coeditors (who assume the fantasy detail once handled by Terri Windling) and the series doesn't skip a beat in quality, delivering forty-three stories and poems published in 2003 that illustrate modern fantasy's breadth and variety...proof that the best fantastic fiction is modern mythmaking at its finest."---"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Link and Grant's good taste in outre setups, stylistic and formal adventurousness, and ambiguity shows in these challenging selections." "---Booklist"

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Featuring: M. T. Anderson, Laird Barron, Simon Bestwick, Simon Brown, Stepan Chapman, Douglas Clegg, D. Ellis Dickerson, Terry Dowling, Andy Duncan, Jean Esteve, John Farris, Melanie Fazi, Jeffrey Ford, Christopher Fowler, Stephen, Gallagher, Theodora Goss, Elizabeth Hand, Alice Hoffman, Shelley Jackson, John Kessel, Margo Lanagan, Tanith Lee, Bentley Little, Elizabeth A. Lynn, Gregory Maguire, China Mieville, Richard Mueller, Joyce Carol Oates, Frances Oliver, Chuck Palahniuk, Tina Rath, Philip Raines and Harvey Welles, M. Rickert, Anna Ross, Alison Smith, R.T. Smith, Peter Straub, Lucy Sussex, Catherynne M., Valente, Greg Van Eekhout, Conrad Williams

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