The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection
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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror #12 - year 1999)

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The annual series continues its tradition of excellence with another delicious selection of the finest fantasy and horror stories of the field's leading writers, including tales by Jorge Luis Borges, Charles de Lint, Terry Dowling, Dennis Etchison, John Kessel, Delia Sherman, Michael Marshall Smith, Peter Straub, and a multitude of others. Add to this a thorough wrap-up of...more
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by St. Martin's Press (first published July 30th 1999)
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Some really neat stories in this one, and some that were not my style.

My favorites:
"Mrs Mabb," Susanna Clarke
"Due West," Rick Kennett
"Taking Loup," Bruce Glassco
"The Rainmaker," Mary Rosenblum
"A Place to Stay," Michael Marshall Smith
"Inside the Cackle Factory," Dennis Etchison
"The House of the Black Cat," Yumiko Kurahashi; trans. by Atsuko Sakaki
"Shoggoth's Old Peculiar," Neil Gaiman
"Psyché," Mark W. Tiedemann
"Become a Warrior," Jane Yolen
"The Faerie Cony-catcher," Delia Sherman
"Hershel," Judy B...more
There were some really, really good stories in here. And lots of solid but not amazing stories. And a few that I skipped without finishing reading (all of those were horror, so quite possibly a genre bias on my part).

I liked being able to pick up the book when I only had a few minutes here or there and read a complete story. Maybe I should add more short story collections to my reading list.

[From Kelly Link's "Travels with the Snow Queen" (here because it didn't fit in the Reading Progress quote...more
Patrick Hurley
Some really fantastic stories in here. Along with a few that are... not so. The Terry Dowling story felt really out of place. Some of the horror stories just didn't work. Kelly Links' stuff was fantastic.
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (Year's Best Fantasy and Horror) by Ellen Datlow (1999)
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One of the best anthologies I've ever read. REVIEW and details later
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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...more
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