New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>

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.

 
Similar Books by other authors...

thumb
Masterpieces
Orson Scott Card

A Wizard of Earthsea
(Earthsea, book 1)

Ursula K Le Guin

Hyperion
(Hyperion, book 1)

Dan Simmons

Assassin's Apprentice
(Farseer, book 1)

Robin Hobb
 
Used availability for Gardner Dozois's Modern Classics of Fantasy


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 1997 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

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


Search for