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Modern Classics of Fantasy

(1997)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
This is the kind of assortment that can hook a reader on short fantasy. Thirty-two good stories--some previously anthologized, some hot off the press ("Beauty and the Opera" by Suzy McKee Charnas appeared in July 1996), and a few once considered classic, but now nearly forgotten (Thomas Burnett Swann is rapidly falling out of sight)--offer entertainment for every taste. Many of the stories ("The Overworld" by Jack Vance, and "The Changeling" by Michael Swanwick) also offer continuation elsewhere as part of a longer work.

Gardner Dozois's emphasis is on magazine fiction. As such, it's an interesting view of the evolution and increasing sophistication of the "pulps"--and their readers. For this reason this would be an excellent text for a course on modern fantasy writing. Stories from Asimov Science Fiction Magazine, which Dozois edits, are prominent among the recent pieces. Providing a brief history of 20th-century fantasy, the introduction seems written with the new reader in mind.

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Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Modern Classics of Fantasy
Author(s): Gardner R Dozois
ISBN: 0-312-15173-X / 978-0-312-15173-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

October 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Modern Classics of Fantasy
Author(s): Gardner R Dozois
ISBN: 0-312-16931-0 / 978-0-312-16931-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Modern Classics of Fantasy
Author(s): Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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