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The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 7 (The Year's Best Fantasy Stories #7)

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Contents:

* "Introduction" (Arthur W. Saha)
* "Wolfland" (Tanith Lee)
* "Spidersong" (Susan C. Petrey)
* "The Sleep of Trees" (Jane Yolen)
* "Kevin Malone" (Gene Wolfe)
* "The George Business" (Roger Zelazny)
* "The Princess and the Bear" (Orson Scott Card)
* "Proteus" (Paul H. Cook)
* "Keeper of the Wood" (Caradoc A. Cador)
* "Lan Lung" (M. Lucie Chin)
* "Melpomene, Calli
...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 6th 1981 by DAW
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Surreysmum
[These notes were made in 1982:]. A mixed bunch. Some are of the "recognizable reality with one twist" variety. Some are based on fairy-tales - either a retelling with cynical modern overtones, or a new adaptation of an old structure. One was Gothic - rather an uninspired rehash of the familiar themes, I thought, but perhaps not so much to people who haven't been reading as much Gothic as I have. The last in the book - a reworking of the Beauty and the Beast fable, with the addition of a petulan ...more
ayanami
This is an anthology of short stories from 1981, which covers fantasy themes ranging from the traditional princesses and dragons fare, magical realism/urban fantasy, fairytale retellings and even a Gothic-flavoured tale. As with these sort of collections, the quality of the stories vary, even if it is meant to be "the year's best fantasy stories". Highlights include "Proteus" by Paul H. Cook, a story about a modern shape-changer, who exists as multiple men, each with his own life and family; "Sp ...more
Stormcrow
After finishing my last novel, I wasn't sure what to read so I picked up this collection. I was familiar with the first story by Roger Zelazny, which is quite good. The rest of the stories, however, mostly fall flat. While many of the stories are quite well written and will pull you through, I found the endings and the overall story arcs mostly disappointing or not very interesting. I'd give it a pass as there are much better collections.
Faith-Anne
I really enjoyed Orson Scott Card's "The Princess and the Bear".
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