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Year's Best Fantasy 2 (Year's Best Fantasy #2)

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Undreamed-Of Wonders From The Farthest Reaches Of Imagination

In this second volume of the previous year's finest short fantastic fiction, acclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell showcases new works by stellar literary artists -- acknowledged masters of the genre and exceptionally talented newcomers alike. Astonishing worlds come alive in these pages -- realms of
ebook, 512 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published July 2002)
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Apr 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many people have little real idea of what makes up horror or fantasy. Those who shun the genres would probably be suprized to find they enjoy many of the titles listed here. The editors of this series stick to the genre magazines more than those of the competing series- The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.

Noteworthy stories in this collection are:

"What the Tyger Told Her", by Kate Baker, orig. pub. in Realms of Fantasy magazine.

"Hell is the Absence of God" by Ted Chiang, orig. pub. in Starlight
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Kage Baker, What the Tyger Told Her
Ted Chiang, Hell is the Absence of God
Devon Monk, Stitchery

R. Garcia y Robertson, Firebird
Poul Anderson, The Lady of the Winds
James P. Blaylock, His Own Back Yard
Richard Parks, A Place to Begin
David D. Levine, Nucleon

Andy Duncan, Senator Bilbo
Charles de Lint, Big City Littles
Ashok Banker, In the Shadow of Her Wings
Gene Wolfe, Queen
Jo Walton, On the Wall
Tanith Lee, The Man Who Stole the Moon
Kate Riedel, The Others We Know Not Of
Uncle River, My Stolen
Christopher Hivner
This is a rare collection of stories where there simply aren’t any bad ones. All are well written with magical characters. The themes are disparate but all fall squarely into the fantasy genre, some taking place in our modern world and others in a place of the author’s creation. While all the stories are good obviously some rose to the top for me. My favorites were “The Finder”, “What the Tyger Told Her”, “In the Shadow of her Wings”, “Hell is the Absence of God”, “The Man Who Stole the Moon”, “ ...more
è del 2002, e ci ho messo 4 anni a finire il primo racconto di 100 pagine... gli altri però sono carini, al momento sono circa a metà libro
edit a fine lettura: non la raccolta migliore che abbia mai letto, molti racconti noiosi, alcuni belli. Comunque, finalmente l'ho finito :)
Year's Best Fantasy (Volume 2) by David G. Hartwell (2002)
Frank Taranto
Sep 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good group of short stories from 2001.

Frank Taranto
as it's title says
Some of the stories were great, some just did not speak to me. All of them were well written and certainly written by masters of the craft.
Sparrow Knight
A fine collection of short stories! Definitely some authors whom I will be looking up more of their work.
Jonathan Long
It had some really great stories and some that are just okay, but it was an enjoyable read all in all.
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David Geddes Hartwell was an American editor of science fiction and fantasy. He worked for Signet (1971-1973), Berkley Putnam (1973-1978), Pocket (where he founded the Timescape imprint, 1978-1983, and created the Pocket Books Star Trek publishing line), and Tor (where he spearheaded Tor's Canadian publishing initiative, and was also influential in bringing many Australian writers to the US market ...more
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