The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection

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Macmillan, Sep 30, 2008 - Fiction - 576 pages
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As in every year since 1988, the editors tirelessly scoured story collections, magazines, and anthologies worldwide to compile a delightful, diverse feast of tales and poems.
On this anniversary, the editors have increased the size of  the collection to 300,000 words of fiction and poetry, including works by Billy Collins, Ted Chiang, Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Hand, Glen Hirshberg, Joyce Carol Oates, and new World Fantasy Award winner M. Rickert. With impeccably researched summations of the field by the editors, Honorable Mentions, and articles by Edward Bryant, Charles de Lint and Jeff VanderMeer on media, music and graphic novels, this is a heady brew topped off by an unparalleled list of sources of fabulous works both light and dark.

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

As with most anthologies, there are two losers for every enjoyable story. In this case, though, I generally disliked stories purely because they did not fit to my personal taste. (A few too many were ... Read full review

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User Review  - jewelknits - LibraryThing

This is a huge omnibus of 36 stories and 7 poems as chosen by Ellen Datlow for works premiering in 2008. With so much to choose from, there are some wonderful standouts and some that just made me go ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

ELLEN DATLOW, winner of multiple World Fantasy, Stoker, and many other awards, has been fiction editor for OMNI and SCIFI.COM, and many successful anthologies. She lives in New York City. KELLY LINK & GAVIN J. GRANT are publishers of Small Beer Press. Link is the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author of the story collections  Strange Things Happen and Magic for Beginners. They live in Western Massachusetts.

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