YB coming soon

Wed 27 Aug 2008 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 6 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

YB21.jpgThe Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror marches toward publication. We just received an advance copy and Publishers Weekly just gave it a starred review (yay!) picking out some of our fave choices:

The 40 selections in this exemplary anthology from Link and Grant (the fantasy half) and Datlow (the horror half) reflect virtually every hue of the fantasy/horror palette: urban fantasy in Jeffrey Ford’s “The Drowned Life” and Karen Joy Fowler’s “The Last Worders”; traditional supernatural horror in Paul Walther’s “Splitfoot” and Terry Dowling’s “Toother”; modern folk fantasy in Elizabeth Hand’s “Winter’s Wife” and Eileen Gunn’s “Up the Fire Road”; and cosmic terror fiction in Laird Barron’s “The Forest” and Don Tumasonis’s “The Swing.” A handful of stories involve child abuse and abduction, of which Lisa Tuttle’s “Closet Dreams” is the most horrifying. The front matter’s snapshot summaries of the past year’s yield in fantasy, horror, comics, mixed media and music are a small and invaluable book unto themselves. (Oct.)

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6 Responses to “YB coming soon”

  1. Eric Marin on August 27th, 2008 9:34 am

    Woohoo for the starred review!

  2. Eileen Gunn on August 27th, 2008 11:55 am

    Way to go, guys!

  3. Ahmed A. Khan on September 5th, 2008 7:45 am

    I am a bit confused, here. The year 2008 is not yet over. Even the submission guidelines state that the anthology is open to submissions until Dec. 31. So how come it is already at the publishers?

  4. lcrw on September 5th, 2008 10:00 am

    Ahmed, no worries: the 2008 book covers 2007, so the 2009 book will include stuff from this year.

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