The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Seventeenth Annual CollectionISBN: 0312329288;
Издательство: St. Martin's Griffin
The proliferation of specialty fantasy publications with short runs and low profiles, combined with the growing pervasiveness of fantasy and horror in mainstream markets that elude genre enthusiasts, has made this annual culling increasingly vital for readers who seek the best in fantastic fiction. Datlow (the horror half) teams with new co-editors (who assume fantasy detail once handled by Terri Windling) and the series doesn't skip a beat in quality, delivering 43 stories and poems published in 2003 that illustrate modern fantasy's breadth and variety. Stephen King is represented by "Harvey's Dream," an eerie tale of a precognitive dream's disruption of an ordinary suburban household. Karen Joy Fowler, in "King Rat," and Ursula K. Le Guin, in "Woeful Tales from the Mahigul," make suffering the grist of powerful folk tales. Stories by Michael Swanwick, Neil Gaiman and Dan Chaon stretch traditional genre themes in intriguing new directions. Likewise, the one dominant theme that shapes...
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