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Year's Best Fantasy 4 (Year's Best Fantasy #4)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  4 reviews
There is magic in our world . . . and in others.

The fertile imagination can cultivate wondrous things, aided by ancient myths and memory, enduring childhood dreams and desires, and the power of cultural archetypes. Once again, award-winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer reap a magnificent crop of superior fantasy short fiction -- the finest to blossom over t
Paperback, 484 pages
Published 2004 by Eos
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Feb 23, 2015 Tim rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This collection made a good impression. There were enough unusual and twisted and mature pieces here to keep me reading. There are also pieces that can work for teenage readers as well as adults - I read two of them to a group of 6th graders. "Dragon's Gate" by Pat Murphy was just perfect for my students - it is a story that features a young teen girl who tracks down a dragon and makes friends with the creature. It is well written and plays with a few cliches in an interesting manner. "Catskin" ...more
K. Axel
Like most of my books, I've had this for some while now and only read a few stories here and there. Now is the time to try and read all of them, and post short reviews of each story. And looking at the great authors who contributed to this anthology, I cant wait to delve into its secrets.

King Dragon by Michael Swanwick (44 pages)
This novella (or novellette) is about a small village that one day gets a very special visitor; a Dragon. To say that it visits them is a bit of a stretch, the War final
A mixed bad - 2 or 3 stories were really over the top. Rest were average. Gives a good flavor of different author's fantasy works.
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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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