Ossus Library Index
Fantasy Index


A short story collection edited by Gardner Dozois
(1996, Saint Martin's Press)

Various fantasy short stories by a variety of authors.


-- First reading (hardcover)
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 artwork!


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