The Year's best fantasy and horror.
New York : St. Martin's Press, c1990-
031204447X (1990)
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1999-08:
Beginning with Kelly Link's haunting version of a classic fairy tale ("Travels with the Snow Queen") and ending with A.S. Byatt's somber story of a princess's search for happiness ("Cold"), the 38 stories and eight poems that make up this collection offer a bird's-eye view of fantasy and horror for 1998. Essays summarizing the year in fantasy, horror, and film, as well as a list of Honorable Mentions, provide an overview of the state of imaginative fiction. Including works by Lisa Goldstein, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, and numerous other genre notables and newcomers, this volume belongs in most fantasy collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1993-07-05:
This volume, the sixth in this series, is made up of a wide array of international voices--including a welcome contingent of stories by and about women--and combines traditional horror and fairy stories with magical realism and other uses of the supernatural and spiritual. The more than 50 contributions defy generalization, but are highlighted by Craig Curtis's contemporary story of Moby Dick 's heathen Queequeg as a wheeling, dealing, harpoon-carrying Madison Avenue ad executive; Cristina Peri Rossi's telling of a visitation by the Virgin Mary in a land where many mothers' sons have been killed; M.R. Scofidio's piece about a party game/seance gone bad; Grania Davis's tale blending magic and Jewish folk traditions; and Sara Gallardo's imagistic ancient kingdom tale. Datlow and Windling allow the boundaries around the genres to be fluid and open (for instance, several poems are included), producing a provocative volume that works at times as a commentary on itself, expanding the definition of the fantasy/horror anthology. Helpful introductions to individual pieces and their authors and other resources make this volume accessible to new readers of the genre. (Aug.)
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Table of Contents
Summation 2001: Fantasyp. xv
Summation 2001: Horrorp. xlvi
The Year in Media of the Fantasticp. lxxxvi
Fantasy and Horror in Comics: 2001p. ci
Manga and Anime in 2001: Through the Looking Glassp. cxi
Obituaries: 2001p. cxxii
The Hunter's Wifep. 1
The Cowardly Coffinp. 20
In These Final Days of Salesp. 22
To Dream of White Horsesp. 38
Skinp. 50
Prussian Snowdropsp. 54
The Honeyed Knotp. 78
Timmy Gobel's Bug Jarp. 89
The God of Dark Laughterp. 102
The Adolescence of Orpheusp. 116
Trading Hearts at the Half Kaffe Cafep. 121
Louise's Ghostp. 138
Fairy Tale Pantoump. 159
The Puppet and the Trainp. 160
Crocodile Ladyp. 173
The Barbarian and the Queen: Thirteen Viewsp. 187
Becoming Birdp. 198
Sop Dollp. 200
Plentyp. 206
The Bones of the Earthp. 216
What the Story Weaves, the Spinner Tellsp. 228
Onionp. 230
Where the Woodbine Twinethp. 251
Struwwelpeterp. 256
Outfangthiefp. 280
Rites: Cleaning the Last Bonesp. 293
Watch Me When I Sleepp. 295
The Tattoo Artistp. 303
Cleopatra Brimstonep. 308
Grassp. 345
If Death, A Preprimerp. 356
The Bird Catcherp. 358
Black Dustp. 379
Annabelle's Alphabetp. 389
Tom Brightwind, or, How the Fairy Bridge Was Built at Thoresbyp. 395
Gestellap. 420
The Legendp. 436
Oh, Glorious Sightp. 438
Home Cookingp. 451
Queenp. 455
The Projectp. 460
The Man in the Comic Stripp. 472
Strange Things About Birdsp. 474
What We Did That Summerp. 477
Aesculapius in the Underworldp. 486
Scarecrowp. 488
The Bocklesp. 496
His Own Back Yardp. 510
Honorable Mentions: 2001p. 527
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