The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (Hardcover)

Eighteenth Annual Collection

By Ellen Datlow (Editor), Kelly Link (Editor), Gavin Grant (Editor)

St. Martin's Press, 9780312341930, 608pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/1/2002)
Paperback (11/15/2006)
Paperback (8/1/2004)
Hardcover (8/1/2004)

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For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant continue this critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with another stunning collection of stories. The fiction and poetry here is culled from an exhaustive survey of the field, nearly four dozen stories ranging from fairy tales to gothic horror, from magic realism to dark tales in the Grand Guignol style. Rounding out the volume are the editors’ invaluable overviews of the year in fantasy and horror, and sections on comics, by Charles Vess; on anime and manga, by Joan D. Vinge; on media, by Ed Bryant; and on music, by Charles de Lint. With a long list of Honorable Mentions, this is an indispensable reference as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror.

About the Author

Ellen Datlow is the acclaimed editor of such anthologies as "Blood Is Not Enough," "Little Deaths," "Alien Sex," "Vanishing Acts," and "The Dark." She has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor once, the World Fantasy Award seven times and the International Horror Guild award for "The Dark." She and Terri Windling also won the Bram Stoker Award for "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection." She currently edits fiction for SCIFI.COM.

Kelly Link and Gavin Grant started Small Beer Press in 2000. They have published the zine "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet" ("tiny but celebrated"---"The Washington Post") for seven years.

Kelly Link's first collection of short stories, "Stranger Things Happen," was selected as a Best Book of the Year by "Salon," "Locus," and "The Village Voice." Stories from the collection have won the Nebula, Tiptree, and World Fantasy Awards. Her most recent short stories have appeared in "The Dark" and "The Faery Reel." She recently published "Magic for Beginners," and when she isn't writing, she edits the anthology "Trampoline."

Originally from Scotland, Gavin Grant regularly reviews fantasy and science fiction. Publications where his work has appeared include "Scifiction," "Strange Horizons," "The Third Alternative," and "Singularity."

Praise For The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection

Praise for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror
Seventeenth Annual Collection

“Datlow (the horror half) teams with new coeditors (who assume the fantasy detail once handled by Terri Windling) and the series doesn’t skip a beat in quality, delivering forty-three stories and poems published in 2003 that illustrate modern fantasy’s breadth and variety...proof that the best fantastic fiction is modern mythmaking at its finest.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Link and Grant’s good taste in outré setups, stylistic and formal adventurousness, and ambiguity shows in these challenging selections.”

Praise for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror
Sixteenth Annual Collection

“This sixteenth incarnation of their award-winning anthology series shows fantasy and horror fiction to be alive, well and accessible in an impressively broad array of venues...delectably varied in theme and approach.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A diverse collection of fiction and poetry…The stories constitute an entertaining, eerie mixture of creepiness and suspense.”