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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second…

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1989)

by Ellen Datlow (Editor), Terri Windling (Editor)

Other authors: Joan Aiken (Contributor), Jim Aikin (Contributor), Charles Beaumont (Contributor), Michael Blumlein (Contributor), Scott Bradfield (Contributor)39 more, Edward Bryant (Contributor), Pat Cadigan (Contributor), Ramsey Campbell (Contributor), Charles de Lint (Contributor), Rick DeMarinis (Contributor), Thomas M. Disch (Contributor), John Dufresne (Contributor), Greg Egan (Contributor), Ru Emerson (Contributor), Dennis Etchison (Contributor), John M. Ford (Contributor), Robert Frazier (Contributor), James Frenkel (Contributor), Anne Gay (Contributor), Sandra M. Gilbert (Contributor), Lisa Goldstein (Contributor), Charles L. Grant (Contributor), M. John Harrison (Contributor), Gwyneth Jones (Contributor), Robert Kelly (Contributor), William Kotzwinkle (Contributor), Nancy Kress (Contributor), Joe R. Lansdale (Contributor), Tanith Lee (Contributor), Sara Maitland (Contributor), Barry Malzberg (Contributor), Richard Matheson (Contributor), Ian McDonald (Contributor), Daniel Pinkwater (Contributor), Ruth Roston (Contributor), Lucius Shepard (Contributor), Lewis Shiner (Contributor), Dan Simmons (Contributor), Jessie Thompson (Contributor), Ian Watson (Contributor), F. Paul Wilson (Contributor), Gene Wolfe (Contributor), Patricia Wrede (Contributor), Jane Yolen (Contributor)

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Series: Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (2 1989)

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I might like it better than I do other fantasy, since I’m generally not a fan of Tolkien derivatives. Perhaps the short form would lead to experimentation and something more interesting to me. And it seems, it does lead to more experimentation. Unfortunately, not of the kind I like. Most of the works in this collection were just too confusing for me. However, toward the end, particularly with the horror stories, the collection became a lot stronger. Some of the stories are simply amazing. But overall I didn’t like it as much as I like the S.F. series.

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Windling, TerriEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Aikin, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beaumont, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Fragments of Papyrus from the Temple of the Older Gods [SS] by William Kotzwinkle

Death is Different (short story) by Lisa Goldstein

The Tale Of The Rose And The Nightingale by Gene Wolfe

It Was the Heat (short story) by Pat Cadigan

The Cutter by Edward Bryant

The Freezer Jesus by John Dufresne

Voices Of The Kill by Thomas M. Disch

Secretly (poem) by Ruth Roston

The Devil's Rose by Tanith Lee

Wempires by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Scatter My Ashes by Greg Egan

Unfinished Portrait of the King of Pain by Van Gogh by Ian McDonald

Shoo Fly [short story] by Richard Matheson

The Thing Itself {short story} by Michael Blumlein

The Soft Whisper Of Midnight Snow by Charles de Lint

Roman games [short fiction] by Anne Gay

Princess, the Cat, and the Unicorn by Patricia C. Wrede

The Book And Its Contents by Robert Kelly

The Great God Pan by M. John Harrison

Lost Bodies by Ian Watson

Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds (short story) by Dan Simmons

Preflash {short story} by John M. Ford

Life Of Buddha by Lucius Shepard

Appointment With Eddie by Charles Beaumont

Spillage by Nancy Kress

Snowman by Charles L. Grant

The Scar by Dennis Etchison

Laiken Langstrand (short story) by Gwyneth Jones

The Last Poem about the Snow Queen and Pinocchio (poem) by Sandra M. Gilbert

Game in the Pope's Head {short story} by Gene Wolfe

Playing The Game by Ramsey Campbell

Faces by F. Paul Wilson

Snowfall by Jessie Thompson

Seal-self by Sara Maitland

No Hearts, No Flowers (short story) by Barry N. Malzberg

The Boy Who Drew Unicorns by Jane Yolen

The Darling (short story) by Scott Bradfield

The Night They Missed the Horror Show by Joe R. Lansdale

Your Story by Rick DeMarinis

Winter Solstice, Camelot Station {poem} by John M. Ford

The boy who hooked the sun: A tale from The book of the wonders of Urth and sky by Gene Wolfe

Clem’s Dream (short story) by Joan Aiken

Love in Vain [short story] by Lewis Shiner

A Golden Net for Silver Fishes (short story) by Ru Emerson

Dancing Among Ghosts by Jim Aikin

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Collects fantasy, horror, fairy tales, and gothic stories chosen from the past year, including works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Neil Gaiman, and Bill Lewis.

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