The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection

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Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, Gavin Grant
St. Martin's Press, Aug 1, 2005 - Fiction - 608 pages
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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, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant continue this 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 magic 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, and sections on comics, by Charles Vess; on anime and manga, by Joan D. Vinge; on media, by Ed Bryant; and on music, by Charles de Lint. With a long list of Honorable Mentions, this is an indispensable reference as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror.

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User Review  - thioviolight - LibraryThing

This collection is certainly a year's BEST! It's one of the most satisfying anthologies I've read; but then, Ellen Datlow is a very good editor, especially for anthologies co-edited with Terri ... Read full review

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User Review  - BrianO - LibraryThing

I pick this up every year, it's always worth it. This year looks great with stories like Zora and the Zombie, which I haven't read, and classics like Night in the Tropics, which I have read. Read full review

About the author (2005)

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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