Synopses & Reviews
This renowned series, recipient of three World Fantasy Awards, continues to captivate and fascinate readers. Stories by such notables as: Scott Bradfield, A.S. Byatt, Pat Cadigan, Peter Crowther, Charles De Lint, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Patricia A. McKillip, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Douglas E. Winter, and thirty-three other acclaimed writers show off the very best of contemporary fantasy and horror, while comprehensive and exhaustive summations add critical depth to this unique anthology. This book is essential for all fans of the weird and wonderful.
"[The editors] have managed to pick stories from a variety of sources unparalleled by any other anthologists...This is a collection to expand your reading tastes if you're at all interested in fantasy or horror." --Locus
"the most eclectic of the annuals, and the one that most often provides unexpected treasures." --Science Fiction Age
"Like its predecessors, this volume lives up to the boast of its title." --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
is the fiction editor of Omni
magazine and has edited numerous anthologies, including Blood Is Not Enough, Alien Sex, Little Deaths, Off Limits,
and the forthcoming Twist of the Tale: Stories of Cat Horror.
A longtime resident of New York City, she has won five World Fantasy Awards for her editing.
Terri Windling is a five-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and a consulting fantasy editor for Tor Books. She has edited many anthologies, including White Swan, Black Raven (with Ellen Datlow) and The Armless Maiden. She also writes fiction for children and adults; her new novel is The Wood Wife. Windling lives in Devon, England and Tucson, Arizona.