The year's best fantasy & horror 2008 : twenty-first annual collection
|Format:||Print Book 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
As in every year since 1988, the editors tirelessly scoured story collections, magazines, and anthologies worldwide to compile a delightful, diverse feast of tales and poems. On this anniversary, the editors have increased the size of the collection to 300,000 words of fiction and poetry, including works by Billy Collins, Ted Chiang, Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Hand, Glen Hirshberg, Joyce Carol Oates, and new World Fantasy Award winner M. Rickert. With impeccably researched summations of the field by the editors, Honorable Mentions, and articles by Edward Bryant, Charles de Lint and Jeff VanderMeer on media, music and graphic novels, this is a heady brew topped off by an unparalleled list of sources of fabulous works both light and dark.
ContentsCambist and Lord Iron : a fairy tale of economics / Daniel Abraham
Vampires in the lemon grove / Karen Russell
Holiday / M. Ricket
Hum drum / Gary McMahon
Scenes of hell (poem) / Billy Collins
Splitfoot / Paul Walther
House of mechanical pain / Chaz Brenchley
Last worders / Karen Joy Fowler
Monsters of Heaven / Nathan Ballingrund
Fiddler of Bayou Teche / Delia Sherman
Monkey (poem) / Eliza Griswold
Mr. Poo-Poo / Reggie Oliver
Winter's wife / Elizabeth Hand
Troll (poem) / Nathalie Anderson
Tenth muse / William Browning Spencer
Drowned life / Jeffrey Ford
Swing / Don Tumasonis
Follow me home (poem) / Sonya Taaffe
Forest / Laird Barron
Fragrant goddess / Paul Park
Up the fire road / Eileen Gunn
Gray Boy's work / M.T. Anderson
Seven devils of central California (poem) / Catherynne M. Valente
Merchant and the Alchemist's gate / Ted Chiang
Valentine, July heat wave / Joyce Carol Oates
Thing forbidden / Donald Mead
Reversal of fortune / Holly Black
Village smart (poem) / Maggie Smith
Rats / Veronica Schanoes
Perfect and unmappable grace / Jack M. Haringa
Boulder / Lucy Kemnitzer
Hill / Tanith Lee
Lovers: (Jaafar the Winged) (poem) / Khaled Mattawa
Ape man / Alexander MacBride
Hide / Liz Williams
England and nowhere / Tim Nickels
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz go to war again / Garth Nix
Toother / Terry Dowling
Closet dreams / Lisa Tuttle
Evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the change / Kiji Johnson.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
Fantasy fiction, American.
Fantasy fiction, English.
Horror tales, American.
Horror tales, English.
|Publisher|| New York :St. Martin's Griffin,2008
|Other Titles|| Year's best fantasy and horror 2008
Grant, Gavin J.
cxiii, 455 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -455).
|ISBN||9780312380489 (pbk.) :
0312380488 (pbk.) :