For Beauty in Ruins, Bob R Milne reviews the must read The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2.
Next we have The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2, edited by Gordon Van Gelder, which brings together 432 pages of stories from throughout the magazine’s illustrious history. This was more a matter of revisiting some classics than discovering new favorites, but that doesn’t make it any less of a must-read.
Overall, what I liked about Van Gelder’s approach is the way he put the authors front-and-center, prefacing each story with a quick biography, rather than burying those blurbs somewhere in an appendix at the back. It’s just an added little touch that I think helped me connect (and reconnect) to the stories within.
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Cover by Thomas Canty.