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The Solaris Book of New Fantasy (Solaris Book of New Fantasy #1)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews

A collection of original stories from some of the best-loved names and hottest new talents in a wide range of fantasy genres, including new fiction from Janny Wurts, Scott Lynch, Hal Duncan, Juliet E. McKenna, Chris Roberson, Mark Chadbourn and Jeff Vandermeer.

Who slays the gyant, wounds the beast / Mark Chadbourn --
Reins of destiny / Janny Wurts --
Tornado of spar

Mass Market Paperback, 503 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by Solaris
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Ole Imsen
First a little bit about each story, and then a summary at the end.


A story of Christmas eve in an England at war with the Faerie.
Chadbourn manages to convey quite a lot about the larger world in this short story. You get a feel that there is much more that could be told here, without that distracting or detracting from what is being told. The story itself is a well executed tale of suspense, and love.

Within this cover are sixteen stories by sixteen Solaris Fantasy authors. Readers need to have an open mind with each and every tale since it runs the gamut of what Science Fiction & Fantasy has to offer.

Who Slays the Gyant, Wounds the Beast - Mark Chadbourn >> Is set in an alternate fantastical Elizabethan England; an England at war with Faerie, and spy Will Swyfte has been dispatched to Warwickshire to deal with a problem caused by Edmund Spenser and his love affair with the Queen...more
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I’m pretty much a novice when it comes to short fiction. Because of my lack of experience in this area, I hope that you will bear with me as I try to provide a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis of The Solaris Book of New Fantasy, even if I don’t always succeed. The plan is to first look at each short story individually providing synopses and commentary, followed by my evaluation of the compilation as a whole. So, let’s look at the stories:

1) “Who Slays the Gyant, Wounds the Beast” by Mark Ch...more
Average Rating: 3.16 stars (see comments on status updates for mini-reviews of the short stories in this anthology).

Best Bets include: "Reins of Destiny" by Janny Wurts; "The Song Her Heart Sings" by Steven Savile; "Lt. Privet's Love Song" by Scott Thomas; and "Such Small Deer" by Chris Roberson
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George Mann is an author and editor, primarily in genre fiction. He was born in Darlington, County Durham in 1978.
A former editor of Outland, Mann is the author of The Human Abstract, and more recently The Affinity Bridge and The Osiris Ritual in his Newbury and Hobbes detective series, set in an alternate Britain, and Ghosts of Manhattan, set in the same universe some decades later.
He wrote the T...more
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