Year’s Best ToC (mostly)

Tue 13 Feb 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

This is the almost complete table-of-contenty goodness for the fantasy section of The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2007: Twentieth Annual Collection edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant. Ellen Datlow will post her horror selections on her Amazon blog (don’t call it that!) and various message boards. We’ve sent in our picks to the man behind the book, Jim Frenkel, who is doing the permissions and contracts and so on. He says there are a few people still to contact so we will post the complete version when all is hook, line, and sinkered.
Now we’re reading for the annual Summation and for the 200 or so Honorable Mentions we list and we’ve also (obviously!) begun reading for this year’s book.

Nathalie Anderson, “Tell“, (poem) The Journal of Mythic Arts, Summer/Autumn
Jeanne Marie Beaumont, “Is Rain My Bearskin?”, (poem) Fairy Tale Review, Green Issue
Josh Bell, “Yep, I Said Camel, (poem) Ninth Letter, Vol. 3, No.1
Paul Di Filippo, “Femavillle 29”, Salon Fantastique
Jeffrey Ford, “The Night Whiskey”, Salon Fantastique
Jeannine Hall Gailey, “Persephone and the Prince Meet Over Drinks” and “Becoming The Villainess” (Poems)
Becoming the Villainess
Minsoo Kang, “A Fearful Symmetry”,
Of Tales and Enigmas
Ellen Klages, “In the House of the Seven Librarians”, Firebirds Rising
Tim Pratt, “Cup and Table”, Twenty Epics
M. Rickert, “Journey into the Kingdom”, F&SF, May
Benjamin Rosenbaum, “A Siege of Cranes”, Twenty Epics
Christopher Rowe, “Another Word for Map Is Faith”, F&SF, August
Geoff Ryman, “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter”, F&SF, Oct/Nov
Ira Sher, “Lionflower Hedge”, ParaSpheres
Delia Sherman, “La Fee Verte”, Salon Fantastique
Ysabeau S. Wilce, “The Lineaments of Gratified Desire”, F&SF, July
Caleb Wilson, “Directions”, Diagram 6.4

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  1. Ellen Kushner on April 13th, 2007 10:03 am

    Hey, wow – those were my favorite stories this year, too! Of the ones I read, anyway – I look forward to the rest. Thanks for all the backbreaking labor! So worth it.

  2. Ellen Kushner on April 13th, 2007 10:06 am

    I know you guys love Powells’, but I followed your link to them and was alarmed to read: “Datlow and Windling continue their critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with another stunning collection of fiction and poetry, ranging from fairy tales to gothic horror, from magical realism to dark tales.” Don’t tell Terri – she thought she’d gotten off that particular ferris wheel a couple years ago.

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