The quality of the stories in THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY is undeniably high; if these are fantasy’s future influences, then the genre is in more than capable hands. These stories present fantasy that fulfills the genre’s promise and ambition, combining wondrous ideas, ingenious high concepts, and quality prose. Most of all, I’m glad that the stories are presented as “fantasy” instead of taking these wide-ranging, diverse, and creative stories and slapping the “new weird” label on them. Overall it’s a collection I ended up greatly enjoying and would give it a hearty recommendation, not surprising given the pedigree of its authors and editors. I’ve added several promising authors to my to-read list based on their stories here, and I look forward to reading them.
The OGDENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY recommends the anthology.
Discover some unfamiliar authors in THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY, a short story collection edited by THE LAST UNICORN author Peter S. Beagle. (It is a companion volume to THE SECRET HISTORY OF FANTASY, which arrived at the library last month.)
NEW, BORROWED, USED is looking forward to THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY.
I haven’t heard of many of these authors so looking forward to find some new things to read. I love anthologies. They are a great way to see if you like an author’s writing style without having to read a full book.
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Cover art by Camille André
Cover design by Elizabeth Story
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Cover by Ann Monn