The Big Book of Modern Fantasy — edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

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VINTAGE BOOKS 2020

Stories by Dean Francis Alfar, Erik Amundsen, J.G. Ballard, Nathan Ballingrud, Greg Bear, Aimee Bender, Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Bowes, Paul Bowles, Mikhail Bulgakov, Italo Calvino, Leonora Carrington, Angela Carter, Stepan Chapman, Fred Chappell, C.J. Cherryh, Alberto Chimal, Julio Cortázar, Samuel R. Delany, Manuela Draeger, David Drake, Rikki Ducornet, Henry Dumas, Carol Emshwiller, Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Rosario Ferré, Jeffrey Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Sara Gallardo, Alasdair Gray, Elizabeth Hand, M. John Harrison, Zenna Henderson, Marie Hermanson, Joe Hill, Nalo Hopkinson, Rhys Hughes, Intizar Husain, Shelley Jackson, Tove Jansson, Diana Wynne Jones, Vilma Kadlečková, Bilge Karasu, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Stephen King, Marta Kisiel, Leena Krohn, R.A. Lafferty, Victor LaValle, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Fritz Leiber, D.F. Lewis, Kelly Link, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Gabriel García Márquez, George R.R. Martin, Patricia McKillip, Edgar Mittelholzer, Michael Moorcock, Haruki Murakami, Pat Murphy, Vladimir Nabokov, Garth Nix, Silvina Ocampo, Ben Okri, Victor Pelevin, Rachel Pollack, Sumanth Prabhaker, Terry Pratchett, Qitongren, Maurice Richardson, Joanna Russ, Edgardo Sanabria Santaliz, Ramsey Shehadeh, Leslie Marmon Silko, Han Song, Margaret St. Clair, Avrom Sutzkever, Antonio Tabucchi, Sheree Renée Thomas, Karin Tidbeck, Tatiana Tolstaya, Amos Tutuola, Jack Vance, Satu Waltari, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Manly Wade Wellman, Jane Yolen.

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

A Brief Visit to Bonnyville

Having re-read it today, I think I have understood it perhaps for the first time.

EDIT: More comments in the gull stream below…

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy

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My purchased copy has just excitingly arrived…

VINTAGE BOOKS 2019

Edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

A huge, wide book with two close-ordered columns on each page in over 800 pages.

My previous real-time reviews of the big book of THE WEIRD: https://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/weird-a-compendium-of-dark-and-strange-stories/ and THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/the-big-book-of-science-fiction/

My other reviews of classic works: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/reviews-of-older-books/

When I read this book in due course, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…