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The line between utopia and dystopia...is, often, who you are. Or who your neighbors think you are. Twenty-eight doses of wonder. From the distant past to the present day, from Antarctica and Mars to worlds that never were, the tales in this book bring news from nowhere-and everywhere. Fantasy is a mode of storytelling, a method of entertainment, a mode of argument, and a The line between utopia and dystopia...is, often, who you are. Or who your neighbors think you are. Twenty-eight doses of wonder. From the distant past to the present day, from Antarctica and Mars to worlds that never were, the tales in this book bring news from nowhere-and everywhere. Fantasy is a mode of storytelling, a method of entertainment, a mode of argument, and a way of seeing. Here, presented by two of the most distinguished anthologists of the day, are twenty-eight stories that see, tell, argue, and entertain. Contents 6 • Introduction (Year's Best Fantasy 9) • essay by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer 9 • Shoggoths in Bloom • (2008) • shortstory by Elizabeth Bear 27 • The Rabbi's Hobby • (2008) • novelette by Peter S. Beagle 51 • Running the Snake • (2008) • shortstory by Kage Baker 67 • The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm • (2008) • shortstory by Daryl Gregory 86 • Reader's Guide • (2008) • shortstory by Lisa Goldstein 93 • The Salting and Canning of Benevolence D. • (2008) • novelette by Al Michaud 132 • Araminta, or, The Wreck of the Amphidrake • (2008) • shortstory by Naomi Novik 149 • A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica • (2008) • shortstory by Catherynne M. Valente (variant of A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antartica) 158 • From the Clay of His Heart • (2008) • shortfiction by John Brown 183 • If Angels Fight • (2008) • novelette by Richard Bowes 207 • 26 Monkeys and the Abyss • (2008) • shortfiction by Kij Johnson 217 • Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita • (2008) • shortfiction by Debra Doyle and James Macdonald 232 • The Film-makers of Mars • (2008) • shortstory by Geoff Ryman 241 • Childrun • (2008) • novelette by Marc Laidlaw 264 • Queen of the Sunlit Shore • (2008) • shortstory by Liz Williams 272 • Lady Witherspoon's Solution • (2008) • novelette by James Morrow 296 • Dearest Cecily • (2008) • shortfiction by Kris Dikeman [as by Kristine Dikeman ] 303 • Ringing the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta • (2008) • shortfiction by Randy McCharles 330 • Caverns of Mystery • (2008) • shortstory by Kage Baker 346 • Skin Deep • (2008) • novelette by Richard Parks 366 • King Pelles the Sure • (2008) • shortstory by Peter S. Beagle 376 • A Guided Tour in the Kingdom of the Dead • (2008) • shortstory by Richard Harland 386 • Avast, Abaft! • (2008) • shortstory by Howard Waldrop 395 • Gift from a Spring • (2008) • shortfiction by Delia Sherman 415 • The First Editions • (2008) • novelette by James Stoddard 442 • The Olverung • (2008) • shortfiction by Stephen Woodworth 456 • Daltharee • (2008) • shortstory by Jeffrey Ford 464 • The Forest • (2008) • shortstory by Kim Wilkins


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The line between utopia and dystopia...is, often, who you are. Or who your neighbors think you are. Twenty-eight doses of wonder. From the distant past to the present day, from Antarctica and Mars to worlds that never were, the tales in this book bring news from nowhere-and everywhere. Fantasy is a mode of storytelling, a method of entertainment, a mode of argument, and a The line between utopia and dystopia...is, often, who you are. Or who your neighbors think you are. Twenty-eight doses of wonder. From the distant past to the present day, from Antarctica and Mars to worlds that never were, the tales in this book bring news from nowhere-and everywhere. Fantasy is a mode of storytelling, a method of entertainment, a mode of argument, and a way of seeing. Here, presented by two of the most distinguished anthologists of the day, are twenty-eight stories that see, tell, argue, and entertain. Contents 6 • Introduction (Year's Best Fantasy 9) • essay by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer 9 • Shoggoths in Bloom • (2008) • shortstory by Elizabeth Bear 27 • The Rabbi's Hobby • (2008) • novelette by Peter S. Beagle 51 • Running the Snake • (2008) • shortstory by Kage Baker 67 • The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm • (2008) • shortstory by Daryl Gregory 86 • Reader's Guide • (2008) • shortstory by Lisa Goldstein 93 • The Salting and Canning of Benevolence D. • (2008) • novelette by Al Michaud 132 • Araminta, or, The Wreck of the Amphidrake • (2008) • shortstory by Naomi Novik 149 • A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica • (2008) • shortstory by Catherynne M. Valente (variant of A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antartica) 158 • From the Clay of His Heart • (2008) • shortfiction by John Brown 183 • If Angels Fight • (2008) • novelette by Richard Bowes 207 • 26 Monkeys and the Abyss • (2008) • shortfiction by Kij Johnson 217 • Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita • (2008) • shortfiction by Debra Doyle and James Macdonald 232 • The Film-makers of Mars • (2008) • shortstory by Geoff Ryman 241 • Childrun • (2008) • novelette by Marc Laidlaw 264 • Queen of the Sunlit Shore • (2008) • shortstory by Liz Williams 272 • Lady Witherspoon's Solution • (2008) • novelette by James Morrow 296 • Dearest Cecily • (2008) • shortfiction by Kris Dikeman [as by Kristine Dikeman ] 303 • Ringing the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta • (2008) • shortfiction by Randy McCharles 330 • Caverns of Mystery • (2008) • shortstory by Kage Baker 346 • Skin Deep • (2008) • novelette by Richard Parks 366 • King Pelles the Sure • (2008) • shortstory by Peter S. Beagle 376 • A Guided Tour in the Kingdom of the Dead • (2008) • shortstory by Richard Harland 386 • Avast, Abaft! • (2008) • shortstory by Howard Waldrop 395 • Gift from a Spring • (2008) • shortfiction by Delia Sherman 415 • The First Editions • (2008) • novelette by James Stoddard 442 • The Olverung • (2008) • shortfiction by Stephen Woodworth 456 • Daltharee • (2008) • shortstory by Jeffrey Ford 464 • The Forest • (2008) • shortstory by Kim Wilkins

58 review for Year's Best Fantasy 9

  1. 5 out of 5

    Zoë

    The constant typos really took away some of my enjoyment in the stories. Find a place in your budget for a good proofreader! Seriously! Otherwise, a good collection.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides

    I have had this on the list of library alerts for a while. I was surprised not to see it, so I finally went and did some digging. Turns out this is POD only. The result, at least for me, is that I'm going to hunt down the stories that interest me, insofar as they are accessible in other anthologies or online. If I came across a copy of this, I might read the whole thing, but I can't see buying it sight unseen. Kage Baker's "Running the Snake" is in Sideways In Crime. Geoff Ryman's "The Film-Makers I have had this on the list of library alerts for a while. I was surprised not to see it, so I finally went and did some digging. Turns out this is POD only. The result, at least for me, is that I'm going to hunt down the stories that interest me, insofar as they are accessible in other anthologies or online. If I came across a copy of this, I might read the whole thing, but I can't see buying it sight unseen. Kage Baker's "Running the Snake" is in Sideways In Crime. Geoff Ryman's "The Film-Makers of Mars" is here. I liked it right up until the end, when it felt a bit hollow. (If you liked Kage Baker's early cinema stories, you'll like this.)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    Some very good stories alternated to others of little interest or originality. It should be noted that the title might be misleading for the casual genre reader, as there is practically no 'classic' fantasy in it, and most stories are of the 'tales of mystery and imagination' kind, a la Edgar Allan Poe, or modern/urban fantasies which would feel quite at home in an episode of The Twilight Zone. There are however some definite jewels in the collection that absolutely deserve a reading, like Some very good stories alternated to others of little interest or originality. It should be noted that the title might be misleading for the casual genre reader, as there is practically no 'classic' fantasy in it, and most stories are of the 'tales of mystery and imagination' kind, a la Edgar Allan Poe, or modern/urban fantasies which would feel quite at home in an episode of The Twilight Zone. There are however some definite jewels in the collection that absolutely deserve a reading, like "Shoggoths in Bloom" by Elizabeth Bear, "The Rabbi’s Hobby" by Peter Beagle, and "A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica" by Catherynne M. Valente. The book is available either as a print-on-demand or as a free ebook from the publisher's website at Tor.com

  4. 4 out of 5

    Corey

    An excellent offering by Tor, as expected. I only found one or two stories in here that I thought didn't merit selection.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Shauna

    The many great stories in this book are notable for their imagination and unexpected twists. Worth reading over and over.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Colin

  7. 4 out of 5

    Elihu

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cherie

  10. 4 out of 5

    R.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Angel

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kam Yung Soh

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jill

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tony

  15. 4 out of 5

    Art

  16. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

  17. 5 out of 5

    Eric (Chip) Allen

  18. 5 out of 5

    Quentin Young

  19. 4 out of 5

    Niya

  20. 4 out of 5

    Karen Davis

  21. 5 out of 5

    Erin

  22. 4 out of 5

    Trisha Kirkendoll

  23. 4 out of 5

    Allen

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dave

  25. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ben

  27. 4 out of 5

    Logan

  28. 4 out of 5

    Steve Vogel

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

  30. 4 out of 5

    Don

  31. 4 out of 5

    Tracey

  32. 5 out of 5

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

  33. 5 out of 5

    This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For

  34. 4 out of 5

    Ilya

  35. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

  36. 5 out of 5

    Cyn Armistead

  37. 4 out of 5

    Clam-qwerty

  38. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

  39. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

  40. 5 out of 5

    Monique

  41. 5 out of 5

    Lady of the Lake

  42. 4 out of 5

    Rachelle

  43. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  44. 5 out of 5

    Neveen

  45. 5 out of 5

    Becky

  46. 4 out of 5

    Moose

  47. 5 out of 5

    Simon

  48. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

  49. 4 out of 5

    Anurasika

  50. 4 out of 5

    Charles

  51. 4 out of 5

    Ashok Banker

  52. 5 out of 5

    Loren Foster

  53. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Wolfe

  54. 4 out of 5

    Kristine Keeney

  55. 5 out of 5

    Igraine

  56. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  57. 4 out of 5

    Sunny

  58. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Hughes

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