Do we all have destinies we can't avoid? Or is each of us able to determine our own future by our actions? Are there key moments in time that offer unique opportunities to change fate?
These are just a few of the questions explored in sixteen original tales that follow the paths of fates to distant worlds, dimensions, and times. From a being trained to be something he was not...to a street vendor selling Fate dogs...to the "true" story of King Arthur...to a gambler who turns to the Kabbalah to find a sure bet...to a man whose girlfriend is one of the three Fates...to the tale of one woman's appointment with Death...here are tales of darkness and danger, and stories with a humorous twist-gripping visions of the role fate can play in anyone's life.
About the Author
Martin H. Greenberg was honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Daniel M. Hoyt is a writer and a rocket scientist. He has about a dozen genres of short story credits, and has done two anthologies edited with Martin H. Greenberg, and is working on his first novel. He can be found at danielmhoyt.com and danielmhoyt.wordpress.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The premise of this collection is the role of fate as a hero and or villain is destined to fulfill an ancient prophecy whether they want to or not. Whereas some individuals embrace their destiny as being on an absolute level with ¿Death and Taxes¿ (by Kristine Kathryn Rusch), others follow Jonah trying to flee even ¿The Final Choice¿ (by Irene Radford) of Death under the premise of free will. The sixteen entries that make up FATE FANTASY are all quite good with a few being excellent. The best short tale perhaps of the year is the Kabala gambling edge of ¿Approaching Sixty¿ by Mike Resnick and Barry Malzberg. With a fantasist who¿s who, fans are fated to read this excellent anthology as read in their bones as the prime ¿Choice of the Oracles¿ (by Kate Paulk) or was that the ¿Prophecy of Symon the Inept¿ (by Rebecca Lickiss).------------ Harriet Klausner