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Author: Neil Gaiman,Caitlin Kiernan,Joe R. Lansdale,Tanith Lee,Tim Powers,John Shirley,George R. R. Martin,Holly Black,Paula Guran
ISBN: 1607012812
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 544 pages
Publisher Prime Books; Original edition (August 23, 2011)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.9
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eBook The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2011 Edition download

by Neil Gaiman,Caitlin Kiernan,Joe R. Lansdale,Tanith Lee,Tim Powers,John Shirley,George R. R. Martin,Holly Black,Paula Guran


The best dark fantasy and horror from 2010: more than five hundred pages of dark tales from some of today's best-known writers of the fantastique . Used availability for Paula Guran's The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2011. August 2011 : USA Paperback.

The best dark fantasy and horror from 2010: more than five hundred pages of dark tales from some of today's best-known writers of the fantastique as well new talents. Chosen from a variety of sources, these stories may help you see the many colors of the dark. Similar books by other authors. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 (Best Horror of the Year, book 10) Ellen Datlow. The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011 Rich Horton. The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018 Rich Horton.

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Tanith Lee, and Gene Wolfe, and bestsellers such as Holly Black, Neil. Gaiman, and Sarah Langan. Includes a 36,000 word novella by George . Martin set in his A Song of Fire and Ice universe. 2008-02-15Brazilian Magazine - Sexy Best of the Year.

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ISBN 13: 9781607012818. Neil Gaiman; Caitlin Kiernan; Joe R. Lansdale; Tanith Lee; Tim Powers; John Shirley; George R. Martin; Holly Black.

Start by marking The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2011 . 3 reprints from other anthologies, Neil Gaiman's enjoyable but slight "The Thing About Cassandra" story being one of them

And of course George R. Martin has the longest story by far, but it's serviceable, if probably unintelligible if you're not familiar with his fantasy world. 3 reprints from other anthologies, Neil Gaiman's enjoyable but slight "The Thing About Cassandra" story being one of them. A long ass Dunk and Egg Novella by George RR Martin called "The Mystery Knight: A Tale of The Seven Kingdoms".

Dark fantasy and horror. Parallel Lines by Tim Powers. The Mystery Knight by George . A dark fantasy story might be only a bit unsettling or perhaps somewhat eerie. It might be revelatory or baffling

Dark fantasy and horror. Cover art by Ivan Bliznetsov/Fotolia. Cover design by Telegraphy Harness. It might be revelatory or baffling. It can be simply a small glimpse of life seen through a glass, darkly.

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Martin, Tim Powers, John Shirley, Paula Guran. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Book 2 of 6 in the Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror Series. A few of the stand out pieces for me were written by Sarah Langan, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee and Holly Black. I have read both Langan and Gaiman before and was happy to see their usual high form. I was familiar with the reputations for Lee and Black and I can now see why they are both regarded so highly.

This incomparable annual compilation of the best short fiction and novellas features an unmatched variety of the quietly weird, the merely eerie, high fantasy, modern Lovecraftian horror, nightmarish near-future scenarios, the darkly humorous, the supernatural, and the monstrously mundane from the brightest new talent, legendary authors like Joe R. Lansdale, Tanith Lee, and Gene Wolfe, and bestsellers such as Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, and Sarah Langan. Includes a 36,000 word novella by George R.R. Martin set in his A Song of Fire and Ice universe.
Froststalker
Very good collection of dark fantasy and horror stories! The breadth of the writing is surprising, as is the overall quality of fiction writing. This collection will really make you think outside the box!
Thoginn
Anthologies can often be hit or miss, and at the very least one or more of the stories will be complete drivel. As I said, that is usually the case, but there is nothing usual or mundane about The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2011 Edition. The stories, each and every one, delighted and thrilled me. The wide breadth of examples of the two genres was astounding and well received. Far too often these kinds of compilations can be made to seem cookie cutter, each story being a reflection of the last. You'll find none of that blandness here, and it speaks volumes to the good taste and efforts of editor Paula Guran.

A few of the stand out pieces for me were written by Sarah Langan, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee and Holly Black. I have read both Langan and Gaiman before and was happy to see their usual high form. I was familiar with the reputations for Lee and Black and I can now see why they are both regarded so highly. While these four were my personal favorites, all of the other authors provided tales well worth reading. Each is a gem...a hideously weird, oddly monstrous, quietly beautiful gem.
GAZANIK
It's amazing to me how many of these folks slipped under my radar that year... makes me wonder what I missed all these other years!
Burilar
Great condition!
uspeh
For the most part I enjoyed this anthology with the strongest pieces being, for me, "Lesser Demons", "Hurt Me", "Raise Your Hand if You're Dead", "The Stars are Falling" (although this story is not actually any form of speculative fiction, it is still quite eerie and touching) "Oaks Park" and "Thimbleriggery and Fledglings". I slept through "Crawlspace" and a few others that took too long to get to any kind of point, along with the massive George R. R. Martin novella which didn't really feel dark enough to qualify for inclusion here. In addition, many of the stories by Big Name authors (Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolf and, arguably, Peter Watts) are reprints from Prime's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011, and nearly all of the stories here are reprints from one anthology or another. Maybe there just aren't many publications left in the horror genre, but I would've liked to see more space dedicated to reprinting worthy works that would otherwise be lost to the recycling bin. Definitely worth the discounted Amazon price, unless you already have the original anthologies.

(Full contents:
Lesser Demons, Norman Partridge
Raise Your Hand if You're Dead, John Shirley
As Red As Red, Caitlin R Kiernan
Tragic Life Stories, Steve Duffy
The Naturalist, Maureen McHugh
The Broadsword, Laird Barron
A Thousand Flowers, Margo Lanagan
Frumpy Little Beat Girl, Peter Atkins
The Stars Are Falling, Joe R. Landsdale
Hurt Me, M.L.N. Hanover
Are You Trying To Tell Me This Is Heaven? Sarah Langan
Sea Warg, Tanith Lee
Crawlspace, Stephen Graham Jones
Mother Urban's Booke of Dayes, Jay Lake
Brisneyland By Night, Angela Slatter
The Thing About Cassandra, Neil Gaiman
He Said, Laughing, Simon R. Green
Bloodsport, Gene Wolf
Oaks Park, M.K. Hobson
Thimbleriggery and Fledglings, Steve Berman
You Dream, Ekaterina Sedia
Red Blues, Michael Skeet
The Moon Will Look Strange, Lynda E. Rucker
The Things, Peter Watts
Malleus, Incus, Stapes, Sarah Totton
The Return, S.D. Tullis
The Dog King, Holly Black
How Bria Died, Mike ARanovitz
The Dire Wolf, Genevieve Valentine
Parallel Lines, Tim Powers
The Mystery Knight: A Tale of The Seven Kingdoms, George R. R. Martin)
Elizabeth
As with all anthologies, this is a mixed bag: A compilation of intriguing and frightening to silly and banal. Some of these stories are quite compelling; however, it took me a LONG time to read through this entire anthology. Some of the better known authors like Lansdale and Martin definitely had the best pieces in here...but overall, I'd recommend just reading a full length horror/fantasy book rather than a series of uneven short stories.
just one girl
Excellent. A great bunch of short dark fantasy/horror stories, with very few weak ones. There were two written in second person which I found annoying, but the rest were solid & well told. Last story by GRR Martin was longer & not as dark as the rest, but also a clear stand out.

I will seek out other collections with the same editor.
Okay but not great.