krinek (krinek) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

40. Year's Best Fantasy edited by David Hartwell [2010 list]

Title: Year's Best Fantasy
Editor: David Hartwell
Year: 2001
# of pages: 490
Date read: 6/30/2010
Rating: 3*/5 = good


"Tales as deep as legend and as new as dawn.

Acclaimed editor David G. Hartwell has gathered a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing in this inaugural volume of the very best fantasy from the last year. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars in this outstanding collection of short stories rich with imagined land and finely etched, unforgettable characters. Travel to distant realms--and around the block--with stories by:

Terry Goodkind
Nicola Griffith
Nalo Hopkinson
George R.R. Martin
Robert Schekley
Michael Swanwick." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this collection of short stories. Some of my favorite stories were George R.R. Martin's "Path of the Dragon" which gave some insight into Daenarys Targaryen and Sherwood Smith's "Mom and Dad on the Home Front," which illustrated what parents go through when the children have otherworldly adventures.


40 / 100 books. 40% done!

13682 / 30000 pages. 46% done!
Tags: anthology, fantasy

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