A couple of years ago we were lucky enough to be substituted on for Terri Windling as center-forwards in St. Martin’s Press’s Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror annual extravaganza. We don’t pretend to have Terri’s skill and agility — or her way with words and ability to find great work in the most unexpected quarters — and we always point out it took two of us to do what she was doing. And we struggle. (Mightily!)
We’ve finished the new volume, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007: 20th Annual Collection (the copyedited ms is due this week and once that last poem is tied up we’ll post the full table of contents) and to celebrate we’ll be posting the introductory summations from previous volumes.
Here, since Ellen has already posted hers, are the summarys from the first volume we worked on, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeen: