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Year's Best Fantasy 2 (Year's Best Fantasy #2)

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Undreamed-Of Wonders From The Farthest Reaches Of Imagination

In this second volume of the previous year's finest short fantastic fiction, acclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell showcases new works by stellar literary artists -- acknowledged masters of the genre and exceptionally talented newcomers alike. Astonishing worlds come alive in these pages -- realms of
ebook, 512 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published July 2002)
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Many people have little real idea of what makes up horror or fantasy. Those who shun the genres would probably be suprized to find they enjoy many of the titles listed here. The editors of this series stick to the genre magazines more than those of the competing series- The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.

Noteworthy stories in this collection are:

"What the Tyger Told Her", by Kate Baker, orig. pub. in Realms of Fantasy magazine.

"Hell is the Absence of God" by Ted Chiang, orig. pub. in Starlight
Christopher Hivner
This is a rare collection of stories where there simply aren’t any bad ones. All are well written with magical characters. The themes are disparate but all fall squarely into the fantasy genre, some taking place in our modern world and others in a place of the author’s creation. While all the stories are good obviously some rose to the top for me. My favorites were “The Finder”, “What the Tyger Told Her”, “In the Shadow of her Wings”, “Hell is the Absence of God”, “The Man Who Stole the Moon”, “ ...more
è del 2002, e ci ho messo 4 anni a finire il primo racconto di 100 pagine... gli altri però sono carini, al momento sono circa a metà libro
edit a fine lettura: non la raccolta migliore che abbia mai letto, molti racconti noiosi, alcuni belli. Comunque, finalmente l'ho finito :)
Jonathan Long
It had some really great stories and some that are just okay, but it was an enjoyable read all in all.
Some of the stories were great, some just did not speak to me. All of them were well written and certainly written by masters of the craft.
Frank Taranto
A very good group of short stories from 2001.

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David Geddes Hartwell (born 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 ...more
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