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Book Information: Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection, the

Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection, the (1988) [Anthology]
by Joan Aiken Natalie Babbitt John Robert Bensink John Brunner Steven Brust Ed Bryant Ramsey Campbell Jonathan Carroll Ellen Datlow Charles de Lint Harlan Ellison Carol Emshwiller Craig Shaw Gardner Joe Haldeman M. John Harrison Elizabeth S. Helfman Gwyneth Jones Ursula K. Le Guin George R. R. Martin Michael McDowell Alan Moore William F. Nolan Joyce Carol Oates Susan Palwick Kathryn Ptacek David J. Schow Michael Shea Lucius Shepard Delia Sherman John Mason Skipp Craig Spector Lisa Tuttle Terri Windling Douglas E. Winter Patricia C. Wrede T.M. Wright Jane Yolen Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
Part: 1

Summary (IBList user synopsis):

The first in a long running series of anthologies featuring the editors picks for the best stories in these genres from the prior year.


  • Summation 1987: Fantasy by Terri Windling
  • Summation 1987: Horror by Ellen Datlow
  • Horror and Fantasy on the Screen by Edward Bryant
  • Obituaries
  • Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • A World Without Toys by T. M. Wright
  • DX by Joe Haldeman
  • Friend's Best Man by Jonathan Carroll
  • The Snow Apples by Gwyneth Jones
  • Ever After by Susan Palwick
  • My Name is Dolly by William F. Nolan
  • The Moon's Revenge by Joan Aiken
  • Author's Notes by Edward Bryant
  • Lake George in Hgh August by John Robert Bensink
  • Csucskari by Steven Brust
  • The Other Side by Ramsey Campbell
  • Pamela's Get by David J. Schow
  • Voices in the Wind by Elizabeth S. Helfman
  • Once Upon a Time, She Said by Jane Yolen
  • The Circular Library of Stones by Carol Emshwiller
  • Soft Monkey by Harlan Ellison
  • Fat Face by Michael Shea
  • Uncle Dobbin's parrot fair by Charles de Lint
  • The pear-shaped man by George R. R. Martin
  • Delta sly honey by Lucius Shepard
  • Small Heirlooms by M. John Harrison
  • The Improper Princess by Patricia C. Wrede
  • The Fable of the Farmer and Fox by John Brunner
  • Haunted by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Dead Possums by Kathryn Ptacek
  • Pictures Made of Stones by Lucius Shepard
  • Splatter: A Cautionary Tale by Douglas E. Winter
  • Gentlemen by John Skipp and Craig Spector
  • Demon Luck by Craig Shaw Gardner
  • Words of Power by Jane Yolen
  • Jamie's Grave by Lisa Tuttle
  • The Maid on the Shore by Delia Sherman
  • Halley's Passing by Michael McDowell
  • White Trains by Lucius Shepard
  • Simple Sentences by Natalie Babbitt
  • A Hypothetical Lizard by Alan Moore
  • Honorable mentions: 1987

Original title: The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyDark Fantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     World Without Toys, a (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: T.M. Wright
     Other Side, the (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Ramsey Campbell
     White Trains (1987) [Poem]
      Author: Lucius Shepard
     Fat Face (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael Shea
     Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight (1987) [Novelette]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Words of Power (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Jane Yolen
     Voices in the Wind (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Elizabeth S. Helfman
     Pictures Made of Stones (1987) [Poem]
      Author: Lucius Shepard
     Lake George in High August (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: John Robert Bensink
     Improper Princess, the (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Patricia C. Wrede
     Ever After (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Susan Palwick
     Simple Sentences (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Natalie Babbitt
     Uncle Dobbin’s Parrot Fair (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles de Lint
     Jamie's Grave (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Lisa Tuttle
     Once Upon a Time, She Said (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Jane Yolen
     Splatter: A Cautionary Tale (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Douglas E. Winter
     Csucskari (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Steven Brust
     Fable of the Farmer and Fox, the (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: John Brunner
     My Name is Dolly (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: William F. Nolan
     Hypothetical Lizard, a (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Alan Moore
     Pear-Shaped Man, the (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: George R. R. Martin
     DX (1987) [Poem]
      Author: Joe Haldeman
     Maid on the Shore, the (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Delia Sherman
     Circular Library of Stones, the (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Carol Emshwiller
     Gentlemen (1987) [Short Story]
      Authors: John Mason Skipp , Craig Spector
     Haunted (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Joyce Carol Oates
     Moon's Revenge (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Joan Aiken
     Delta Sly Honey (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Lucius Shepard
     Friend's Best Man (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Jonathan Carroll
     Halley’s Passing (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael McDowell
     Soft Monkey (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Demon Luck (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Craig Shaw Gardner
     Pamela's Get (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: David J. Schow
     Dead Possums (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Kathryn Ptacek
     Author's Notes (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Bryant
     Small Heirlooms (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: M. John Harrison
     Snow Apples, the (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Gwyneth Jones

Edition #1: Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection, the

Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection, the (1988)
Awards: World Fantasy Award: Anthology (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Terri Windling Ellen Datlow
Introduction by: Terri Windling Ellen Datlow
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Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection, the (1988)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312018511
Pages: 487

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