Daw 30th Anniversary Fantasy
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Daw 30th Anniversary Fantasy

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To celebrate DAW Books's 30 years of publishing in the sf and fantasy genres, Wollheim and Gilbert have assembled these volumes that feature authors who have published under the DAW banner and whose works have made significant contributions to the field of imaginative literature. An essay by the editors (repeated in both volumes) relates the history of DAW and its founders...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by DAW Hardcover (first published 2002)
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Joshua Palmatier
Introduction by Betsy Wollheim and Sheila Gilbert: Normally I don’t find much of value in the introduction except perhaps the initial idea behind the anthology (which I then use to judge whether or not the authors stuck to that idea, deviated from it, or did something incredibly cool and unexpected with it). This time, though, the introduction actually gives you some incredibly interesting history on how DAW came to be and how it got to where it is right now, with Betsy and Sheila as editors. Pe...more
This was a fun book. Not only was it a fairly nice mix of stories, but the editorial notes were extremely interesting as well. In fact, some of the notes were better reading than the stories they accompanied (which may or may not be a good thing, come to think of it. What author wants to be outshone by his or her editor? *shrugs* Well, it didn't happen often.)

Anyway, I found myself wondering if thirty years hence, the tales would seem as dated as the ones in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame (pu...more
Erinina Marie
30th Anniversary DAW Fantasy Anthology ed. by Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila F. Gilbert

I obtained an uncorrected proof of this book from some book exchange or other at SLC, and am finally getting around to reading it. It’s great how a goal of reading 100 books can tend to dust off the covers of things that I’ve been putting off for years. This particular book is a great introduction to the world of Fantasy literature, I feel. I was introducted to writers such as Christopher Stasheff, Jennifer...more
This anthology consists of fantasy stories by several prominent DAW authors. Some of the authors contributed stories set in an established world but others contributed something completely new.

I thought this was a pretty good anthology. It took me a while to get back into reading pure fantasy (as opposed to urban fantasy). I'd read or heard of the majority of authors in the anthology but I also found some new authors I'd like to try out.
I absolutely adore Mercedes Lackey's story in this anthology.
I will pull the book off the shelf just to read this story when I need a pick-me-up.
It is a bit of a spoiler if you haven't read all of Mercedes Lackey's books, but for a fan, it's like strawberries dipped in dark chocolate.
Michelle Wardhaugh
It helps to have read a lot of DAW books before reading this. Lackey's story is particularly funny to fans of her books. In general this is a satisfying collection of stories.
Quite A few good short stories in this anthology.
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Elizabeth "Betsy" Wollheim is editor of several works and is President, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at DAW books. She is the recipient of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Editor, Long Form.

About DAW -- Founded in 1971 by veteran paperback editor Donald A. Wollheim, along with his wife, Elsie B. Wollheim, DAW Books was the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fanta...more
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