My Favorite Fantasy Story

My Favorite Fantasy Story Who do today s top fantasy writers read and why This was the question posed to some of the most influential authors in the field today This book is their answer Here are seventeen of the most memorabl

  • Title: My Favorite Fantasy Story
  • Author: Martin H. Greenberg Matthew J. Costello Debra Doyle Elisabeth Waters Jack Vance Fred Saberhagen Michelle Sagara West James D. Macdonald
  • ISBN: 9780886779054
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who do today s top fantasy writers read and why This was the question posed to some of the most influential authors in the field today This book is their answer Here are seventeen of the most memorable stories in the genre, each one personally selected by a well known writer, and each prefaced by that writer s explanation of his or her choice Here s your chance to enjWho do today s top fantasy writers read and why This was the question posed to some of the most influential authors in the field today This book is their answer Here are seventeen of the most memorable stories in the genre, each one personally selected by a well known writer, and each prefaced by that writer s explanation of his or her choice Here s your chance to enjoy familiar favorites, and perhaps to discover some wonderful new treasures In each case, you ll have the opportunity to see the story from the perspective of a master of the field Ghosts of Wind and Shadow Charles de Lint chosen by Tanya Huff Mazirian the Magician Jack Vance chosen by Robert Silverberg Troll Bridge Terry Pratchett chosen by Michelle West The Tale of Hauk Poul Anderson chosen by Mickey Zucker Reichert In Our Block R.A Lafferty chosen by Neil Gaiman The Gnarly Man L Sprague de Camp chosen by Terry Prachett Oh, Whistle, and I ll Come to You, My Lad M.R James chosen by Morgan Llywelyn Homeland Barbara Kingsolver chosen by Charles de Lint Stealing God Debra Doyle and James D Macdonald chosen by Katherine Kurtz Shadowlands Elisabeth Waters chosen by Marion Zimmer Bradley Mopsa the Fairy Jean Ingelow chosen by Gene Wolfe Liane the Wayfarer Dying Earth Jack Vance aka The Loom of Darkness chosen by George R.R Martin The Spring John the Balladeer Manly Wade Wellman chosen by Andre Norton That Hell Bound Train Robert Bloch chosen by Rick Hautala The Dancer from the Dance M John Harrison chosen by Stephen R Donaldson More Spinned Against John Wyndham chosen by Matt Costello The Bagman s Story Charles Dickens chosen by Margaret Weis Unicorn Variations Roger Zelazny aka Unicorn Variation chosen by Fred Saberhagen

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    • Ben says:

      What an astoundingly terrible title for an otherwise very good anthology! The anthology hosts a wide variety of stories from Charles Dickens to Terry Pratchett; what a mistake to give it such a offputting name! This is not a third-grader's book report, this is a very good collection that includes some great stories! Couldn't a title slightly more suggestive of the anthology's merit have been chosen?(Then add to the terrible title the fact that -- at least currently -- lists this book's descript [...]

    • Rita Varian says:

      I found this and wondered what George RR Martin's favorite story would be like; would everybody get killed? Would a female character think about how her boobs feel? Sadly, he and Robert Silverberg both chose Jack Vance stories with nearly identical plots. Why did the editor let that happen? Other than that, it is a strong collection. Mopsa the Fairy had the biggest effect on me; it was like Alice in Wonderland but more disturbing.

    • Mike S says:

      I loved a few of these stories, unfortunately the majority of the stories were to me terrible. Unfortunately I can't recommend this book. If your library has it you could check it out without wasting money on it.

    • Kelly says:

      Modern fantasy authors choose their favorite stories from authors who influenced them. Real mixed bag of old and new/good and bad. Stories that stand out at "Stealing God," chosen by Katherine Kurtz, about modern day Templars and CIA-like nuns. "Ghosts of Wind and Shadow" was an interesting Irish/Otherworld-themed tale. "More Spinned Against" was a fun spider story. In "Unicorn Variations," a unicorn and a chess master play for the fate of humanity--with the help of Bigfoot and some griffins. "T [...]

    • Suzi Ketch says:

      Short stories written by a variety of Fantasy authors.

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