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The year's best fantasy and horror : eleventh annual collection

Author: Ellen Datlow; Terri Windling
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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Widely and consistently praised for collecting the finest works of fantastic fiction from a diverse array of sources, this annual anthology continues its tradition of excellence with four dozen gems. The fiction and poetry assembled here range from sprightly fairy tales to gothic horror stories, from magical realist fantasias to dark tales in the Grand Guignol style. Rounding out the volume are the editors'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Fantasy fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Datlow; Terri Windling
ISBN: 0312187785 9780312187781 0312190344 9780312190347
OCLC Number: 39518936
Awards: Short-listed for Bram Stoker Awards (Anthology) 1998
Description: cxiii, 503 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The tale of the skin / Emma Donoghue --
Beauty and the beast / Jaimes Alsop --
Gulliver at home / John Kessel --
It had to be you / Nancy Pickard --
The skull of Charlotte Corday / Leslie Dick --
I am infinite, I contain multitudes / Douglas Clegg --
Coffee jerk at the gates of Hell / Christopher Jones --
Riding the black / Charles Grant --
In the fields / Christopher Harman --
Mbo / Nicholas Royle --
Winner take all / Jeffrey Shaffer --
Safe / Gary A. Braunbeck --
El castillo de la perseverancia / Howard Waldrop --
The sin-eater's tale / Brennen Wysong --
A visit / Steven Millhauser --
A globe of glass / Sonia Gernes --
The fall of the kings / Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman --
Coyote and the white folks ; Sheela na gig / Bill Lewis --
The flounder's kiss / Michael Cadnum --
Residuals / Paul J. McAuley and Kim Newman --
The psychomantium / Molly Brown --
In the black mill / Michael Chabon --
dust motes / P.D. Cacek --
La muerte / Pat Mora --
Spanky's back in town / Christopher Fowler --
Marriage / Denise Duhamel --
Kingyo no fun / Nicholas Royle --
Bucket of blood / Norman Partridge --
Mermaid / A. Alvarez --
Estate / Caitlín R. Kiernan --
The sin of Elijah / Steve Stern --
Driving blind / Ray Bradbury --
The sky-blue ball / Joyce Carol Oates --
The black fairy's curse / Karen Joy Fowler --
The last song of Sirit Byar / Peter S. Beagle --
Marina's fragrance / Mayra Santos-Febres --
Setting celestial signs on terrestrial beings / Emily Warn --
Rabbit hole / Jane Yolen --
Wild horses / Charles de Lint --
Princess / Matthew Sweeney --
Audience / Jack Womack --
Merlin / Robert Clinton --
The crawl / Stephen Laws --
The remains of Princess Kaiulana's garden / Katherine Vaz --
Dharma / Vikram Chandra.
Other Titles: Fantasy and horror
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

Abstract:

Widely and consistently praised for collecting the finest works of fantastic fiction from a diverse array of sources, this annual anthology continues its tradition of excellence with four dozen gems. The fiction and poetry assembled here range from sprightly fairy tales to gothic horror stories, from magical realist fantasias to dark tales in the Grand Guignol style. Rounding out the volume are the editors' invaluable overviews of the year in fantastic fiction and a long list of Honorable Mentions, making this book an excellent reference source as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror.

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