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The first volume in a distinctive new series, Best American Fantasy collects the best short fiction published in U.S. and Canadian literary magazines and anthologies. The anthology includes some of the best writers of non-realistic, magic realist, and fantasy fiction, including Elizabeth Hand, Kelly Link, and Steven Millhauser.

Sure to become an institution for both mainstream literary and genre fans, Best American Fantasy features a line-up unique among year's best anthologies. Series editor Matthew Cheney is a respected literary blogger and writer who provides a solid grounding for each new volume.

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"In a genre where yearly 'best of' volumes often repeat one another, the first in Prime's new annual fantasy anthology series is a breath of eclectic and delightfully innovative fresh air. While the VanderMeers have included such fantasy veterans as Kelly Link and Elizabeth Hand, most of the 29 stories are by nongenre authors as well as gifted newcomers. Among the more memorable tales are Tyler Smith's 'A Troop [sic] of Baboons,' about a troupe of unruly baboon thespians, and Tony D'Souza's whimsical 'The Man Who Married a Tree,' about a man in love with a birch tree. This outstanding entry in the crowded 'best of' stakes may not be the most commercially successful fantasy anthology of the year, but genre and mainstream fiction fans alike will be pleasantly surprised by these unconventional short fiction gems." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"'In a genre where yearly 'best of' volumes often repeat one another, the first in Prime's new annual fantasy anthology series is a breath of eclectic and delightfully innovative fresh air. While the VanderMeers have included such fantasy veterans as Kelly Link and Elizabeth Hand, most of the 29 stories are by nongenre authors as well as gifted newcomers. Among the more memorable tales are Tyler Smith's 'A Troop [sic] of Baboons,' about a troupe of unruly baboon thespians, and Tony D'Souza's whimsical 'The Man Who Married a Tree,' about a man in love with a birch tree. This outstanding entry in the crowded 'best of' stakes may not be the most commercially successful fantasy anthology of the year, but genre and mainstream fiction fans alike will be pleasantly surprised by these unconventional short fiction gems. (July)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

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A prestigious new anthology series, Best American Fantasy is guest edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, with Matthew Cheney serving as the series editor. This inaugural volume showcases the best North American fantasy short fiction from the preceding year.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809562800
Author:
Ann Vandermeer and Jeff VanderMeer and Matthew Cheney
Publisher:
Prime Books
Editor:
Cheney, Matthew
Editor:
Vandermeer, Ann
Editor:
VanderMeer, Jeff
Author:
Cheney, Ann Vandermeer and Jeff VanderMeer and Matthew
Author:
VanderMeer, Jeff
Author:
Vandermeer, Ann
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Series:
Best American Fantasy
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
459
Dimensions:
8.26x5.29x1.24 in. .73 lbs.

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Product details 459 pages Prime Books - English 9780809562800 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a genre where yearly 'best of' volumes often repeat one another, the first in Prime's new annual fantasy anthology series is a breath of eclectic and delightfully innovative fresh air. While the VanderMeers have included such fantasy veterans as Kelly Link and Elizabeth Hand, most of the 29 stories are by nongenre authors as well as gifted newcomers. Among the more memorable tales are Tyler Smith's 'A Troop [sic] of Baboons,' about a troupe of unruly baboon thespians, and Tony D'Souza's whimsical 'The Man Who Married a Tree,' about a man in love with a birch tree. This outstanding entry in the crowded 'best of' stakes may not be the most commercially successful fantasy anthology of the year, but genre and mainstream fiction fans alike will be pleasantly surprised by these unconventional short fiction gems." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'In a genre where yearly 'best of' volumes often repeat one another, the first in Prime's new annual fantasy anthology series is a breath of eclectic and delightfully innovative fresh air. While the VanderMeers have included such fantasy veterans as Kelly Link and Elizabeth Hand, most of the 29 stories are by nongenre authors as well as gifted newcomers. Among the more memorable tales are Tyler Smith's 'A Troop [sic] of Baboons,' about a troupe of unruly baboon thespians, and Tony D'Souza's whimsical 'The Man Who Married a Tree,' about a man in love with a birch tree. This outstanding entry in the crowded 'best of' stakes may not be the most commercially successful fantasy anthology of the year, but genre and mainstream fiction fans alike will be pleasantly surprised by these unconventional short fiction gems. (July)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
"Synopsis" by , A prestigious new anthology series, Best American Fantasy is guest edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, with Matthew Cheney serving as the series editor. This inaugural volume showcases the best North American fantasy short fiction from the preceding year.
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