More table-of-contenty goodness. This is 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.
We’re just received the ARC (which includes all the summations and the Honorable Mentions)—Powell’s doesn’t have the cover for some reason and only has Kelly’s name. Amazon has the cover and only Ellen’s bio. Ingram has Ellen and Kelly. Gavin = the invisible man!
The reason posting this took so long was the trying (and failing) to track down rights to Mark Haddon’s excellent poem “The Seventh Circle” from his collection The Talking Horse and The Sad Girl, The Village Under the Sea. Ah well, can’t win them all.
Looking forward to seeing what people think.
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
Ben Fountain, “The Good Ones are Already Taken”, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara
Jeannine Hall Gailey, “Persephone and the Prince Meet Over Drinks” and “Becoming The Villainess” (Poems) Becoming the Villainess
Frances Hardinge, “Halfway House”, Alchemy 3
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
John Schoffstall, “Fourteen Experiments in Postal Delivery”, Strange Horizons, June 5
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