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Year's Best Fantasy (Year's Best Fantasy #1)

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Tales As Deep As Legend
And As New As Dawn
Acclaimed editor David G. Hartwell has gathered a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing in this inaugural volume of the very best fantasy from the last year. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars in this outstanding collection of short stories rich with imagined lands and finely etched, unforgettable charact
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ebook, 512 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published July 3rd 2001)
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Grant
Hmm. Clearly, fantasy literature and I have diverged a bit. It was my hope in reading this volume to discover some new authors that I could enjoy. While I recognize the literary merit of all of the stories in this edited collection, I can't say any really resonated with me. Modern fantasy seems to have moved more and more in the direction of what I would consider horror fiction. Perhaps I should be broader-minded, but I'll stick with enchanted quests and barbarian swordspersons.
krin
I enjoyed this collection of short stories. Some of my favorite stories were George R.R. Martin's "Path of the Dragon" which gave some insight into Daenarys Targaryen and Sherwood Smith's "Mom and Dad on the Home Front," which illustrated what parents go through when the children have otherworldly adventures.
Dave
A mixed bag of stories, including a long excerpt from GRRM's A Storm of Swords and Terry Goodkind's Debt of Bones.
Joe
Some were great and some were not - but it is what you get with a collection - worth getting.
Sherwood Smith
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My story "Mom and Dad at the Home Front" is in it.
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David Geddes Hartwell (b. July 10, 1941) is an American editor of science fiction and fantasy. He has 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 wr...more
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