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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror #10 - year 1997)

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This acclaimed series, winner of numerous World Fantasy Awards, continues its tradition of excellence with scores of short stories from such writers as Michael Bishop, Edward Bryant, Angela Carter, Terry Lamsley, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A.R. Morlan, Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, Jane Yolen, and many others. Supplementing the stories are the editors' invaluable overv ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published July 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1996)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This collection is pretty uneven. There are some really good stories and some not so good.

The one that stands out in my mind is the Graham Masterson story, "The Seven Secret Senses" (I think that's the title). The protagonist is a young chef of Asian descent (yay) who gets approached by a strange, elusive millionaire to prepare recipes from a forbidden recipe book, forbidden because the recipes are made from human flesh. My ick alarm went off immediately. I cannot handle cannibalism. I just can
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this a few years ago, but I'm leaving a note, now that I've found a list of contents, to remind myself of what my top 5 favorites were:

Never Seen by Waking Eyes by Stephen Dedman

The Phantom Church by Ana Blandiana (god, this was a creepy/awesome ghost story!)

The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke

The Reason for Not Going to the Ball by Tanith Lee

The Snow Pavilion by Angela Carter

I really need to seek out more by Stephen Dedman, because his story about how Alice Liddell was a vampire w
Spike Anderson
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories

A mixed bag but some delightful gems. The a stories: Lilly's whisper, among the handlers, the phantom church, the secret of shih tan, o rate and most exquisite , never seen by waking eyes, walking the dog, the Phoenix, angel, Even the b stories in this book are written well and in general the quality in this compillation is quite high
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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (Year's Best Fantasy and Horror) (1997)
The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror: Tenth Annual Collection. by Ellen (& Terri Windling, eds.) Datlow (1997)
Dec 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Some great stories in here....some are only so so.
Dec 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
These short stories are fantastic. Only a couple so far that haven't blown my mind and I'm 400 pages in.
Adriana Johnston
Jul 26, 2011 rated it liked it
I think this book has some amazing, great stories, but some others are a bit plain... Overall it's good, though.
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Gaiman story in this is awful. The Tanith Lee is lovely.
Jun 18, 2015 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
Jun 26, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this book because Neil Gaiman had a story in it. I have yet to read it.
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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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