Synopses & Reviews
was called "the best collection of new science fiction in recent memory" (Chicago Sun-Times
). Al Sarrantonio followed up that critically acclaimed anthology with the daring, star-packed collection Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy
. He challenged some of the genre's biggest names and brightest newcomers to create the fantasy story they'd always wanted to write with literary excellence in mind and without restrictions of any kind
Now comes the second volume of the highly original collection that sets the standard for fantasy in the twenty-first century. Fantasy as literature. Fantasy that reinvigorates and expands the field's horizons. Fantasy that takes the reader into the next millennium of human imagination...
Volume II features stories by Patricia A. McKillip, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, Harry Turtledove, Gene Wolfe, and other masters.
"Stoker winner Sarrantonio delivers another exciting all-original anthology...a host of high-profile authors who show that fantasy, at its best, can't be defined, only expressed through an ever-changing menu." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Among the best anthologies in the unreal arena this year....These are Flights you won't want to miss." Rocky Mountain News
"One of the fantasy high points of the year." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Easily one of the more impressive collections to hit the shelves." Chronicle
"[The] stories in this collection bear witness to the elegance and variety present in current fantasy....A strong addition to fantasy and short story collections." Library Journal
Another daring, all-new anthology showcasing some of the genre's biggest names and best newcomers.
This daring, all-new anthology showcases some of the genre's biggest names and best newcomers and sets the standard for fantasy in the 21st century. Included are new stories by Neil Gaiman, Harry Turtledove, and more.
This daring, star-packed collection challenges the boundaries of modern fantasy with all-original stories from bestselling, award-winning authors Patricia McKillip, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, Harry Turtledove, Gene Wolfe, and others.
About the Author
Al Sarrantonio, the author of twenty-eight books, is a winner of the Bram Stoker Award and has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and the British Fantasy Award. He is the editor of numerous books, including the highly acclaimed anthology 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense. His short stories have appeared in magazines such as Heavy Metal, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Analog, and Amazing, as well as in anthologies such as The Year's Best Horror Stories, Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters, Great Ghost Stories, and The Best of Shadows. His best stories have been collected in Toybox.