Modern Classics of Fantasy

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Overview

This wonderful collection celebrates fantasy's heydey with 33 masterpieces of short fiction, ranging from 1940s stories by L. Sprague de Camp, H. L. Gold, Fritz Leiber, and Manly Wade Wellman to more recent tales by such towering modern talents as Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, James P. Blaylock, Suzy McKee Charnas, John Crowley, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, JaneYolen, and Roger Zelazny.

Just as Gardner Dozois's anthology Modern Classics of Science Fiction (SMP, 1992) has helped new generations of readers and old fans discover the genre's finest short stories, so too shall this volume allow readers to find in one volume more than two dozen masterworks of fantasy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312169312
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 1.48 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Trouble with Water 1
The Gnarly Man 18
The Golem 38
Walk Like a Mountain 44
Extempore 58
Space-Time for Springers 69
Scylla's Daughter 80
The Overworld 131
The Signaller 155
The Manor of Roses 182
Death and the Executioner 232
The Configuration of the North Shore 266
Two Sadnesses 278
The Tale of Hauk 291
Manatee Gal Ain't You Coming Out Tonight 309
The Troll 339
The Sleep of Trees 349
God's Hooks! 359
The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule 377
A Cabin on the Coast 401
Paper Dragons 412
Into Gold 427
Flowers of Edo 451
Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight 472
A Gift of the People 497
Missolonghi 1824 513
Bears Discover Fire 522
Blunderbore 531
Death and the Lady 540
The Changeling's Tale 569
Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros 584
Beauty and the Opera or the Phantom Beast 602
Recommended Reading 643
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