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Year's Best Fantasy 9 (Year's Best Fantasy #9)

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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- ...more
ebook, 222 pages
Published August 14th 2009 by Tor Books
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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
I have had this on the list of library alerts for a while. I was surprised not to see it, so I finally went and did some digging. Turns out this is POD only. The result, at least for me, is that I'm going to hunt down the stories that interest me, insofar as they are accessible in other anthologies or online. If I came across a copy of this, I might read the whole thing, but I can't see buying it sight unseen.

Kage Baker's "Running the Snake" is in Sideways In Crime.

Geoff Ryman's "The Film-Makers
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Ian
May 20, 2010 Ian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy


Some very good stories alternated to others of little interest or originality. It should be noted that the title might be misleading for the casual genre reader, as there is practically no 'classic' fantasy in it, and most stories are of the 'tales of mystery and imagination' kind, a la Edgar Allan Poe, or modern/urban fantasies which would feel quite at home in an episode of The Twilight Zone.

There are however some definite jewels in the collection that absolutely deserve a reading, like "Shogg
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Corey
Aug 13, 2011 Corey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
An excellent offering by Tor, as expected. I only found one or two stories in here that I thought didn't merit selection.
Shauna
Nov 16, 2009 Shauna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys fantasy
The many great stories in this book are notable for their imagination and unexpected twists. Worth reading over and over.
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David Geddes Hartwell was an American editor of science fiction and fantasy. He worked for Signet (1971-1973), Berkley Putnam (1973-1978), Pocket (where he founded the Timescape imprint, 1978-1983, and created the Pocket Books Star Trek publishing line), and Tor (where he spearheaded Tor's Canadian publishing initiative, and was also influential in bringing many Australian writers to the US market ...more
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