Best American Fantasy

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

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Overview

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

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

In a genre where yearly "best of" volumes often repeat one another, the first in Prime's new annual fantasy anthology series is a breath of eclectic and delightfully innovative fresh air. While the VanderMeers have included such fantasy veterans as Kelly Link and Elizabeth Hand, most of the 29 stories are by nongenre authors as well as gifted newcomers. Among the more memorable tales are Tyler Smith's "A Troop [sic] of Baboons," about a troupe of unruly baboon thespians, and Tony D'Souza's whimsical "The Man Who Married a Tree," about a man in love with a birch tree. This outstanding entry in the crowded "best of" stakes may not be the most commercially successful fantasy anthology of the year, but genre and mainstream fiction fans alike will be pleasantly surprised by these unconventional short fiction gems. (July)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809562800
  • Publisher: Prime Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 1,166,305
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Vandermeer
Jeff Vandermeer
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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