A short story collection
edited by Gardner Dozois (1996, Saint Martin's
Various fantasy short stories by a variety of authors.
Read April 30th to June 1st, 1999
This is not what I call fantasy. It was the incorporation of
fantasy elements into real life. The stories were not to my taste
(except for one or two), and the almost seven hundred pages was almost
unbearable. However, I bought the book, and I kept it on the
shelves, so I felt an obligation to sample every author (I only skipped
one story of the 30 or so). Not something I would do again.
In other words, I think it's time to stop buying fantasy collections.
The only part of this book that I liked was the introduction, concerning
the history of SF and Fantasy. But even that was about twice as
long as it should have been. This is the perfect example of how you
should never judge a book by its cover, as this one has such beautiful