"[The] Year's Best Fantasy series is rapidly becoming a welcome shelfmate to the current grandfather of 'year's best' series, the Windling/Datlow Year's Best Fantasy and Horror." "
&mdashGreen Man Review"
“The seventh annual fantasy anthology from the renowned husband-and-wife editing team of Hartwell and Cramer is arguably the strongest and most thematically diverse. Complementing works from genre luminaries like Michael Moorcock, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., and Lucius Shepard are notable selections from newer authors, such as Laird Barron’s powerfully atmospheric ‘Hallucigenia,’ a dark fantasy masterwork that blends Lovecraftian horror with particle physics. This volume is essential reading for any fantasy aficionado.”
“The second larger-format edition of Hartwell and Cramer’s annual showcases work by three repeaters from last year, Greg van Eekhout, Laird Barron, Gavin J. Grant, and with two storiesone a lubricious farce, the other a heartbreakerby Gene Wolfe. The other 15 honorees constitute a who’s-who-and-cool in contemporary fantasy....”