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Anthology, signed] Dozois, Gardner, editor, signed; Michael Swanwick, Peter Beagle, and Terry Bisson, signed.

ISBN 10: 031215173X / ISBN 13: 9780312151737
Published by New York: St Martin's, (1997.) dj, 1997
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SIGNED hardcover - Book club edition. A collection of 33 short stories ranging from 1940's stories by L. Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber to more modern stories. SIGNED by FOUR authors: on the title page by Dozois and by Michael Swanwick at his story "The Changling" (a story which he called 'autobiographical - he ran away as a boy and became an elf himself) and by Terry Bisson at his classic "Bears Discover Fire" and by Peter Beagle at "Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros." Also includes stories by John Crowley, Avram Davidson, Bruce Sterling, Jane Yolen and many others. List of recommended reading. 645 pp. Dust jacket illustration by James Gurney. Near fine in very good dust jacket.(edgewear to dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 51451

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Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1997.) dj

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A collection of thirty-three classic short fantasy works, written since the 1940s, includes the contributions of such authors as H. L. Gold, Fritz Lieber, Manly Wade Wellman, Terry Bisson, Suzy McKee, Ursula K. LeGuin, Jane Yolen, and Roger Zelazny.


This is the kind of assortment that can hook a reader on short fantasy. Thirty-two good stories--some previously anthologized, some hot off the press ("Beauty and the Opera" by Suzy McKee Charnas appeared in July 1996), and a few once considered classic, but now nearly forgotten (Thomas Burnett Swann is rapidly falling out of sight)--offer entertainment for every taste. Many of the stories ("The Overworld" by Jack Vance, and "The Changeling" by Michael Swanwick) also offer continuation elsewhere as part of a longer work.

Gardner Dozois's emphasis is on magazine fiction. As such, it's an interesting view of the evolution and increasing sophistication of the "pulps"--and their readers. For this reason this would be an excellent text for a course on modern fantasy writing. Stories from Asimov Science Fiction Magazine, which Dozois edits, are prominent among the recent pieces. Providing a brief history of 20th-century fantasy, the introduction seems written with the new reader in mind.

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