The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
brings together the great masters and originators of the form, such as George Macdonald and Lord Dunsany, through the great days of Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock and the inspiration of Lord of the Rings
, to today's craftsmen of fantasy including James Blaylock, Michael Swanwick, Tanith Lee and Louise Cooper.
Yesterday Was Monday, in which Theodore Stugeon reveals that our world is all illusion and a man wakes up trapped outside time and sees the world as it really is.
The Valley of the Worm, by Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan, where a warrior relives a past life where he is pitted against the monster from Hell.
Darkrose and Diamond, a new Earthsea story by Ursula K. LeGuin.
The Wall Around the World by Theodore Cogswell, which might almost be seen as a forerunner to Harry Potter, where a young boy has to master flight on a broomstick in order to escape the world in which he has become trapped.
In The Bells of Shoredan, Roger Zelazny brings Dilvish the Damned back from Hell to seek his revenge.
...plus tales from Jack Vance, Darrell Schweitzer, Patricia McKillip, Charles de Lint, Lisa Goldstein and many more.
The Wall Around the World Theodore R. Cogswell (1953)
Darkrose and Diamond Ursula K. Le Guin (1999)
The Valley of the Worm Robert E. Howard (1934)
The Golden Key George MacDonald (1867)
The Hoard of the Gibbelins Lord Dunsany (1911)
The Last Hieroglyph Clark Ashton Smith (1935)
The Sorcerer Pharesm Jack Vance (1966)
King Yvorians Wager Darrell Schweitzer (1990)
The Howling Tower Fritz Leiber (1941)
Kings in Darkness Michael Moorcock & James Cawthorn (1962)
The Bells of Shoredan Roger Zelazny (1966)
A Hero at the Gates Tanith Lee (1979)
Lady of the Skulls Patricia A. McKillip (1993)
The Sunlight on the Water Louise Cooper (2001)
Paladin of the Lost Hour Harlan Ellison (1985)
Yesterday Was Monday Theodore Sturgeon (1941)
Pixel Pixies Charles de Lint (1999)
The Moon Pool A. Merritt (1918)
The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule Lucius Shepard (1984)
Nets of Silver and Gold James P. Blaylock (1984)
The Phantasma of Q------- Lisa Goldstein (1998)
Audience Jack Womack (1997)
The Edge of the World Michael Swanwick (1989)
Edited by Mike Ashley