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Datlow and Windling continue their critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with another stunning collection of fiction and poetry, ranging from fairy tales to gothic horror, from magical realism to dark tales.
A new twentieth collection of the finest short fantasy and horror fiction published during the previous year features an ecclectic assortment of works by Terry Dowling, Gene Wolf, Margo Lanagan, M. Rickert, and many other notable authors, along with a year-end wrap-up in publishing, film, comics, and manga. Simultaneous.
Ellen Datlow has been editing St. Martin's THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR series for the 20 years it's been running. She now shares the fantasy duties with author Kelly Link (MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS, STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN) and critic Gavin J. Grant, who also jointly run Small Beer Press. The wide-ranging selections in this year's 40-story omnibus include Joyce Carol Oates's "Landfill," Stephen Volk's "31/10," Geoff Ryman's "Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter," and Stephen Gallagher's "The Box." This is a wonderful collection for those in need of a little magical intrigue, story-time fright, and fantastical thrills.
"In Cambodia people are used to ghosts. Ghosts by newspapers. They own property." From Geoff Ryman's "Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter"
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Collects fantasy, horror, fairy tales, and gothic stories chosen from the past year, including works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Neil Gaiman, and Bill Lewis.