Year's Best Fantasy 9

Edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer

Twenty-eight doses of wonder. From the distant past to the present day, from Antarctica and Mars to worlds that never were, the tales in this book bring news from nowhere-and everywhere. Fantasy is a mode of storytelling, a method of entertainment, a mode of argument, and a way of seeing. Here, presented by two of the most distinguished anthologists of the day, are twenty-eight stories that see, tell, argue, and entertain.

Year's Best Fantasy 9


"Shoggoths in Bloom" • Elizabeth Bear
"The Rabbi’s Hobby" • Peter Beagle
"Running the Snake" • Kage Baker
"The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm" • Daryl Gregory
"Reader’s Guide" • Lisa Goldstein
"The Salting and Canning of Benevolence D." • Al Michaud
"Araminta, or, the Wreck of the Amphidrake" • Naomi Novik
"A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica" • Catherynne M. Valente
"From the Clay of His Heart" • John Brown
"If Angels Fight" • Richard Bowes
"26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" • Kij Johnson
"Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita" • Debra Doyle & James Macdonald
"Film-Makers of Mars" • Geoff Ryman
"Childrun" • Marc Laidlaw
"Queen of the Sunlit Shore" • Liz Williams
"Lady Witherspoon’s Solution" • James Morrow
"Dearest Cecily" • Kristine Dikeman
"Ringing the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta" • Randy McCharles
"Caverns of Mystery" • Kage Baker
"Skin Deep" • Richard Parks
"King Pelles the Sure" • Peter Beagle
"A Guided Tour in the Kingdom of the Dead" • Richard Harland
"Avast, Abaft!" • Howard Waldrop
"Gift from a Spring" • Delia Sherman
"The First Editions" • James Stoddard
"The Olverung" • Stephen Woodworth
"Daltharee" • Jeffrey Ford
"The Forest" • Kim Wilkins

Tor Books, September, 2009. ISBN-10: 0765324490; ISBN-13: 978-0765324498





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