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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror #11 - year 1998)

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Culled from the best of a wide variety of sources, this eleventh annual collection of fantasy fiction features contributions by Kim Newman, Joyce Carol Oates, Ellen Kushner, Jack Womack, Karen Joy Fowler, and others.
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by St. Martin's Press
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Ana Maria Rînceanu
Maybe 90's fantasy is not my thing... I'll need to look into that later.
Sarah
Dec 03, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
This book in the long-running series of best of the year anthologies showcases the authors favorite stories from 1997. There are some really good stories in here.

My favorite by far was Safe by Gary A Braunbeck. This story was about a shooting and its ramifications and it actually made me cry – a rare thing with her story. This is horrible remember for a long time.

Another good story was Mbo by Nicholas Royale, which was about an African vampire type creature that preys off tourists.

The Psychomant
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Jun 20, 2015 John rated it it was amazing
Sorry for virtually the same review on whole anthology set

I own a trade sized paper back.

I started this anthology with the 5th Annual and I loved it so much I started collecting the whole set by signing up for pre-orders with the book store.

What sets this anthology apart from many others is that I always find two or three gems within its pages, many liked stories and very few I have to force myself through. More importantly, from those people I have noted who read these anthologies too, they say
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Aug 29, 2010 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was made for my attention span. The short stories were lovely, and the poetry scattered about was fitting. I didn't read the massive foreword at the front, it was almost 1/5 of the book, but I'm sure it had glowing reviews of the works included.

My favourite stories were:
"I am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes", by Douglas Clegg; "The Fall of the Kings" by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman (these happened to be the two of the gay-themed ones); "The Sin of Elijah" by Steve Stern and "Spanky'
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Ellen Datlow has been an award-winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years.

She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co-edited a large number of award-winning original anthologies. Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After (the last three with Ter
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