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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007: 20th Annual Collection (Year's Best Fantasy & Horror) Paperback – Bargain Price, October 2, 2007
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"This is the anthology to pick up every year if you want to read the best short fiction from the previous year and get overviews of the best fiction, non-fiction, films and video, anime, and music that was released in that year."--Green Man Review
"Long lived and always outstanding." --Science Fiction Chronicle
"A standard that... will be the one to beat in the future." --Locus
Treasures abound here." --Minneapolis Star Tribune
"You can't improve on the "best," but as the editors of this landmark anthology series show in its most recent volume, you can find fresh new angles from which to present it.. . . The usual generous survey essays only enhance the volume's reputation as indispensable for the year."--Publishers Weekly
Top Customer Reviews
Aside from the stories and poems, each edition includes articles on horror, fantasy, media, comics, music, and obituaries for each year that are themselves worth the price of the book. This edition is no exception. The authors cover nearly everything published or released in horror and fantasy in 2006, leaving you with a long reading, listening, and watching list. Hopefully, twenty years is just a start for the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series.
As usual, the book begins with the state of the genre, written by all of the authors; Datlow covers the Horror side admirably, with the other two editors doing Fantasy. There's also a round up of media (by Edward Bryant), Comics & Graphic Novels (by Jeff VanderMeer), Music (Charles de Lint) and the past year's obituaries (by James Frenkel). This is a really nice overview of the year that was (2006, in this case), with all of these articles highlighting entries that you may have missed and wish to pick up.
Then we get to the stories. As usual, each story has a brief introduction by the editor(s) that picked it, so you can tell right away whether it falls into the Horror or Fantasy genre, though admittedly some of the lines are a bit mixed. Just because the story was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction doesn't mean that Datlow won't pick it for her list.
The best story in this year's edition is "The Night Whiskey," by Jeffrey Ford (from Salon Fantastique) and it was also one of my favorites from that book as well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very impressive volume, this year. Well ahead of the last couple, and has multiple excellent to outstanding pieces - Houser, Savory, Fountain, Rosenbaum and Pratt. Read morePublished on February 15, 2008 by average
I have a yearly ritual of reading the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. This year's collection is just as delightful and spooky as those past. I especially enjoyed M. Read morePublished on January 7, 2008 by Suzako
I have been reading the annual books from this anthology for a few years, looking for a good scare or fantasy tale. Read morePublished on December 31, 2007 by Ginahmk