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Best American Fantasy 2
     

Best American Fantasy 2

by Jeff VanderMeer
 
A prestigious anthology series, Best American Fantasy is guest edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, with Matthew Cheney serving as the series editor, showcasing the best North American fantasy short fiction from the preceding year.

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A prestigious anthology series, Best American Fantasy is guest edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, with Matthew Cheney serving as the series editor, showcasing the best North American fantasy short fiction from the preceding year.

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Publishers Weekly

The eclectic second installment of Prime's annual anthology draws equally from venerable genre magazines like Weird Tales and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and more literary publications like McSweeney's and The Cincinnati Review. Standout stories include M. Rickert's "Memoir of a Deer Woman," a heartrending tale about a loving husband who must somehow come to grips with his wife's metamorphosis into a deer, and "The Drowned Life" by Jeffrey Ford, an allegorical look at the looming economic crisis through the eyes of a disenchanted HMO employee. Fantasy fans will also enjoy Deborah Coates's paranormal-nuanced "Chainsaw on Hand" and the dark lyricism of Erik Amundsen's "Bufo Rex." Though it contains few blockbuster stories, this solidly entertaining anthology exemplifies the continuing evolution and expansion of the genre. (Dec.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809573257
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Widely regarded as one of the world’s best fantasists, bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer’s book-length fiction has been translated into fourteen languages, while his short fiction has appeared in several year's best anthologies and short-listed for Best American Short Stories. His most recent books have made the year's best lists of Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Weekly. He is also the recipient of an NEA-funded Florida Individual Artist Fellowship for excellence in fiction and a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant.

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