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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection
For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling continue their critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with another stunning collection of stories. The fiction and poetry here is culled from an exhaustive survey of the field, nearly four dozen stories ranging from fairy tales to gothic horror, from magical realism to dark tales in the Grand Guignol style. Rounding out the volume are the editors' invaluable overviews of the year in fantasy and horror, and a long list of Honorable Mentions, making this an indispensable reference as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror. Contents Summation 1999: Fantasy, Terri Windling Summation 1999: Horror, Ellen Datlow Horror and Fantasy in the Media: 1999, Edward Bryant Comics: 1999, Seth Johnson Obituaries: 1999, James Frenkel Darkrose and Diamond, Ursula K. Le Guin The Chop Girl, Ian R. MacLeod The Girl Detective, Kelly Link The Transformation, N. Scott Momaday Carabosse, Delia Sherman Harlequin Valentine, Neil Gaiman Toad, Patricia A. McKillip The Dinner Party, Robert Girardi Heat, Steve Rasnic Tem The Wedding at Esperanza, Linnet Taylor Redescending, Ursula K. Le Guin You Don't Have to be Mad . . .Kim Newman The Paper-Thin Garden, Thomas Wharton The Anatomy of a Mermaid, Mary Sharratt The Grammarian's Five Daughters, Eleanor Arnason The Tree Is My Hat, Gene Wolfe Welcome, Michael Marshall Smith The Pathos of Genre, Douglas E. Winter Shatsi, Peter Crowther Keepsakes and Treasures: A Love Story, Neil Gaiman What You Make It, Michael Marshall Smith The Parwat Ruby, Delia Sherman Odysseus Old, Geoffrey Brock The Smell of the Deer, Kent Meyers Chorion and the Pleiades, Sarah Van Arsdale Crosley, Elizabeth Engstrom n0 Naming the Dead, Paul J. McAuley The Stork-Men, Juan Goytisolo The Disappearance of Elaine Coleman, Steven Millhauser White, Tim Lebbon Dear Floods of Her Hair, James Sallis Mrs. Santa Decides to Move to Florida, April Selley Tanuki, Jan Hodgman At Reparata, Jeffrey Ford Skin So Green and Fine, Wendy Wheeler Old Merlin Dancing on the Sands of Time, Jane Yolen Sailing the Painted Ocean, Denise Lee Grandmother, Laurence Snydal Small Song, Gary A. Braunbeck The Emperor's Old Bones, Gemma Files The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse, Susanna Clarke Halloween Street, Steve Rasnic Tem The Kiss, Tia V. Travis The Beast/The Hedge, Bill Lewis Pixel Pixies, Charles de Lint Falling Away, Elizabeth Birmingham Honorable Mentions: 1999
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