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The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

by Ann VanderMeer (Editor), Jeff Vandermeer (Editor)

Other authors: Dean Francis Alfar (Contributor), Erik Amundsen (Contributor), JG Ballard (Contributor), Nathan Ballingrud (Contributor), Greg Bear (Contributor)84 more, Aimee Bender (Contributor), Jorge Luis Borges (Contributor), Richard Bowes (Contributor), Paul Bowles (Contributor), Mikhail Bulgakov (Contributor), Italo Calvino (Contributor), Leonora Carrington (Contributor), Angela Carter (Contributor), Stepan Chapman (Contributor), Fred Chappell (Contributor), CJ Cherryh (Contributor), Alberto Chimal (Contributor), Julio Cortazar (Contributor), Samuel R. Delany (Contributor), Manuela Draeger (Contributor), David Drake (Contributor), Rikki Ducornet (Contributor), Henry Dumas (Contributor), Carol Emshwiller (Contributor), Musharraf Ali Farooqi (Contributor), Rosario Ferre (Contributor), Jeffrey Ford (Contributor), Karen Joy Fowler (Contributor), Sara Gallardo (Contributor), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Contributor), Alasdair Gray (Contributor), Elizabeth Hand (Contributor), M. John Harrison (Contributor), Zenna Henderson (Contributor), Marie Hermanson (Contributor), Joe Hill (Contributor), Nalo Hopkinson (Contributor), Rhys Hughes (Contributor), Intizar Husain (Contributor), Shelley Jackson (Contributor), Tove Jannson (Contributor), Diana Wynne Jones (Contributor), Vilma Kadlečková (Contributor), Bilge Karasu (Contributor), Caitlin R. Kiernan (Contributor), Stephen King (Contributor), Marta Kisiel (Contributor), Leena Krohn (Contributor), R.A. Lafferty (Contributor), Victor Lavalle (Contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin (Contributor), Tanith Lee (Contributor), Fritz Leiber (Contributor), D.F. Lewis (Contributor), Kelly Link (Contributor), Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Contributor), George R.R. Martin (Contributor), Patricia A. McKillip (Contributor), Edgar Mittelholzer (Contributor), Michael Moorcock (Contributor), Haruki Murakami (Contributor), Pat Murphy (Contributor), Vladimir Nabokov (Contributor), Garth Nix (Contributor), Silvina Ocampo (Contributor), Ben Okri (Contributor), Victor Pelevin (Contributor), Rachel Pollack (Contributor), Sumanth Prabhaker (Contributor), Terry Pratchett (Contributor), Qitongren (Contributor), Maurice Richardson (Contributor), Joanna Russ (Contributor), Edgardo Sanabria Santaliz (Contributor), Ramsey Shehadeh (Contributor), Leslie Marmon Silko (Contributor), Han Song (Contributor), Margaret St. Clair (Contributor), Abraham Sutzkever (Contributor), Antonio Tabucchi (Contributor), Sheree Renee Thomas (Contributor), Karin Tidbeck (Contributor), Tatyana Tolstaya (Contributor), Amos Tutuola (Contributor), Jack Vance (Contributor), Satu Waltari (Contributor), Sylvia Townsend Warner (Contributor), Manly Wade Wellman (Contributor), Jane Yolen (Contributor)

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"Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive survey of fantasy fiction from around the globe, this companion volume to The Big Book of Classic Fantasy takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Return to the sumptuous, global feast of fantasy fiction with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's selection of modern masterpieces. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest"--… (more)
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Yet again ANOTHER masterful work of anthology. Also it seems sadly but thoroughly explained the last anthology they will be creating as a team. Per usual the Vandermeers introduction is yet again worth the price of admission. Expertly researched and well written overview of choices and defining what they view as Modern Fantasy. Just really good. Not to mention the story selections! Just totally great. Love it. Also as is always the case the author bios are to kill for - always just the right amount of information especially for the stories that were not familiar. ( )
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"Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive survey of fantasy fiction from around the globe, this companion volume to The Big Book of Classic Fantasy takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Return to the sumptuous, global feast of fantasy fiction with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's selection of modern masterpieces. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest"--

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  • Introduction / Ann and Jeff Vandermeer
  • Ten Rounds with Grandfather Clock / Maurice Richardson
  • The Circular Valley / Paul Bowlew
  • Signs and Symbols / Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Zahir / Jorge Luis Borges
  • Liane the Wayfarer/ Jack Vance
  • Poolwana's Orchid / Edgar Mittelholzer
  • The Man Who Sold Rope to Gnoles / Margaret St. Clair
  • O Ugly Bird! / Manly Wade Wellman
  • The Gopherwood Box / Abraham Sutzkever
  • My Life in the Bush of Ghosts [Excerpt] / Amos Tutuola
  • A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings / Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Anything Box / Zenna Henderson
  • Lean Times in Lankhmar / Fritz Leiber
  • The Dreaming City / Michael Moorcock
  • Cronopios and Famas / Julio Cortázar
  • Kaya-Kalp (Metamorphosis) / Intizar Husain
  • The Last Dragon in the World / Tove Janson
  • The Drowned Giant / J. G. Ballard
  • The Monster / Satu Waltari
  • Narrow Valley / R. A. Lafferty
  • The Sinister Apartment / Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Origin of the Birds / Italo Calvino
  • The Prey / Bilge Karasu
  • The Topless Tower / Silvina Ocampo
  • The Barbarian / Joanna Russ
  • The Youngest Doll / Rosario Ferre
  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Ark of Bones / Henry Dumas
  • Winged Creatures / Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Linnaeus Forgets / Fred Chappell
  • The Erl-King / Angela Carter
  • The Great Night of the Trains / Sara Gallardo
  • The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers / Samuel R. Delany
  • The White Horse Child / Greg Bear
  • The Dreamstone / C. J. Cherryh
  • Five Letters from an Eastern Empire / Alasdair Gray
  • The Ice Dragon / George. R. R. Martin
  • One Time / Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Sister Light, Sister Dark / Jane Yolen
  • The Luck in the Head / M. John Harrison
  • Warlock at the Wheel / Diana Wynne Jones
  • Mrs. Todd's Shortcut / Stephen King
  • On the Dark Side of the Station Where the Train Never Stops / Pat Murphy
  • After the Hurricane / Edgardo Sanabria Santaliz
  • The Girl Who Went to the Rich Neighborhood / Rachel Pollack
  • The Bystander / Leena Krohn
  • Wild Boys: Variations on a Theme / Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Mole King / Marie Hermanson
  • What the Tapster Saw / Ben Okri
  • The Fool / David Drake
  • The Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico / Antonio Tabucchi
  • A Mexican Fairy Tale / Leonora Carrington
  • The Boy in the Tree / Elizabeth Hand
  • TV People / Haruki Murakami
  • Alice in Prague or the Curious Room / Angela Carter
  • Moon Songs / Carol Emshwiller
  • The Life and Adventures of Shed Number XII / Victor Pelevin
  • The Fellowship of the Dragon / Patricia McKillip
  • Troll Bridge / Terry Pratchett
  • Longing For Blood / Vilma Kadleckova
  • A Brief Visit to Bonnyville / D. F. Lewis
  • Travels with the Snow Queen / Kelly Link
  • The Neurosis of Containment / Rikki Ducornet
  • The Darktree Wheel / Rhys Hughes
  • Foetus / Shelley Jackson
  • Tan-Tan and Dry Bone / Nalo Hopkinson
  • Where Does the Town Go at Night? / Tanith Lee
  • Pop Art / Joe Hill
  • State Secrets of Aphasia / Stepan Chapman
  • The Window / Tatyana Tolstaya
  • The Wight of Words / Jeffery Ford
  • All The Water in the World / Han Song
  • The Kite of Stars / Dean Francis Alfar
  • Mogo / Alberto Chimal
  • The Malady of Ghostly Cities / Nathan Ballingrud
  • End of the Line / Aimee Bender
  • I Left My Heart in Skaftafell / Victor LaValle
  • The Grassdreaming Tree / Sheree Reneé Thomas
  • La Peau Verte / Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • A Hard Truth About Waste Management / Sumanth Prabhaker
  • Bufo Rex / Erik Amundsen
  • The Arrest of the Great Mimille / Manuela Draeger
  • Aunts / Karin Tidbeck
  • For Life / Marta Kisiel
  • The Spring of Dongke Temple / Qitongren
  • The Wordeaters / Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  • Creature / Ramsey Shehadeh
  • Beyond The Sea Gate of the Scholar-Pirates of Sarsköe / Garth Nix
  • The Bear Dresser's Secret / Richard Bowes
  • Table with Ocean / Alberto Chimal
  • The Jinn / Musharraf Ali Farooqi
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