Year's Best Fantasy 8

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The legendary editing team of David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer return with the much-anticipated eighth installment of their popular anthology series showcasing the best-selling authors and rising stars of fantasy fiction. This engaging volume collects the essential fantasy stories of 2007. Representing the breadth of talent in the fantasy genre and collecting each year’s most outstanding stories, the Year’s Best Fantasy series continues to be the definitive treasury of ...
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Overview


The legendary editing team of David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer return with the much-anticipated eighth installment of their popular anthology series showcasing the best-selling authors and rising stars of fantasy fiction. This engaging volume collects the essential fantasy stories of 2007. Representing the breadth of talent in the fantasy genre and collecting each year’s most outstanding stories, the Year’s Best Fantasy series continues to be the definitive treasury of fantasy fiction.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"[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"

“...terrific material from the likes of Fred Chappell, Holly Black, Don Webb, Garth Nix, and a host of other notables.”
Fantasy & Science Fiction

“A truly diverse and exciting anthology. Hartwell’s selection emphasizes, more than any recent anthology that I’ve come across, the rich imaginative potential of fantasy fiction.”
January Magazine

“Overall there is no weak story in this collection and many outstanding ones....”
Some Fantastic

Publishers Weekly

Renowned editors Hartwell and Cramer return with an enjoyable anthology that nonetheless never quite convinces you these are really the best stories of 2007. The standout selections, such as Darryl Gregory's "Unpossible," a lost boy's poignant return to a fantasy world, and Laird Barron's "The Forest," an exquisitely sinister exploration of a Lovecraftian landscape, are far better than those by bigger names, such as Michael Moorcock's bitter, solipsistic "A Portrait in Ivory" or Elizabeth Hand's paint-by-numbers sword and sorcery story "Winter's Wife." The predictability of Theodora Goss's can-do princess in "Princess Lucinda and the Hound of the Moon" and Tad Williams's morally ambiguous good guy in "The Stranger's Hands" are balanced by the originality of the sprightly metalibrary in Holly Black's "Paper Cuts Scissors" and Fred Chappell's Vance-like fantasia "Dance of Shadows." Most readers will enjoy the variety, though aficionados of the genre might be nonplussed at some choices. (July)

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Columbus Dispatch
Await[s] hammock loungers and beachgoers
Booklist
Constitute[s] a who's-who-and-cool in contemporary fantasy.
January Magazine
A truly diverse and exciting anthology. Hartwell's selection emphasizes, more than any recent anthology that I've come across, the rich imaginative potential of fantasy fiction.
Green Man Review
[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.
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Terrific material from the likes of Fred Chappell, Holly Black, Don Webb, Garth Nix, and a host of other notables.
Library Journal

From Holly Black's wry love story about a library student and a young woman who could put herself into a book ("Paper Cuts Scissors") to Theodora Goss's original fairy tale of a princess who discovers her real parents ("Princess Lucinda and the Hound of the Moon"), these 23 tales, all published in 2007, demonstrate a broad spectrum of fantasy. Featuring other notable authors like Neil Gaiman, Fred Chappell, and Nalo Hopkinson, this collection belongs in most libraries where fantasy anthologies circulate.
—Jackie Cassada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892391766
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 443,013
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


David G. Hartwell is a senior editor at Tor/Forge Books and the publisher of the New York Review of Science Fiction. A recipient of the Hugo, World Fantasy, and Eaton awards, he is the author of Age of Wonders, editor of The World Treasury of Science Fiction, editor of the Year’s Best Fantasy series, and co-editor of two anthologies of the best Canadian science ficti0on, Northern Stars and Northern Suns.

Kathryn Cramer is an author, editor, artist, and photographer who lives in Westport, New York. She is the World Fantasy Award–winning editor of The Architecture of Fear and the co-editor of the anthologies The Ascent of Wonder, The Hard SF Renaissance, and the Year’s Best Science Fiction series.

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