Amazing books, Fantasy The Best Of The Year, 2008 Edition Author Rich Horton This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Fantasy The Best Of The Year, 2008 Edition, Essay By Rich Horton Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You A very enjoyable anthology with some great stories mostly read by me when originally published but also two or three new ones.
The Goss and Abraham stories published originally in Logorrhea are outstanding, but I loved several stories too including Zivkovic and McLeod.
Includes a story by Kelly Link.
Disclosure 1 I tend to deeply dislike short stories written after 1960 They are usually full of over description with a lack of plot So, I m not a short story kind of person.
Disclosure 2 I bought this collection purely because my childhood friend has a story in it So I m than slightly biasedand I only read as far as her entry.
As you may expect from the above, this volume is not for me It s full of pretty descriptions that go nowhere A few notable exceptions that make this volume worthwhile even for the non short inclined Unpossible by Daryl Gregory This story is charming and evocative, exploring the line between childhood fancy and adulthood Light by Kelly Link Full of excessive absurbdism rooted in fairy tale, the descriptions were riveting Heartstrung by Rachel Swirsky my above disclosed childhood friend Structurally a classic short story where the two main character grow into different phases of their lives, it takes this motif a stretch further The two women, in a way, change places This story also has something to say about Stepford Wives and making societal roles part of cultural practices.
Contents Unpossible by Daryl Gregory Light by Kelly Link The Teashop by Zoran Zivkovic The Rope by Noreen Doyle Buttons by William Alexander Brother of the Moon by Holly Phillips A Diorama of the Infernal Regions by Andy Duncan Heartstrung by Rachel Swirsky Something in the Mermaid Way by Carrie Laben Public Safety by Matthew Johnson Stray by Benjamin Rosenbaum and David Ackert The Comb by Marly Youmans Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go to War Again by Garth Nix The Last Worders by Karen Joy Fowler Singing of Mount Abora by Theodora Goss Save Me Plz by David Barr Kirtley Bufo Rex by Erik Amundsen The Master Miller s Tale by Ian R MacLeod The Cambist and Lord Iron a Fairy Tale of Economics by Daniel Abraham