Books by Terri Windling

QUEEN VICTORIA'S BOOK OF SPELLS by Ellen Datlow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2013

"Splendid tales that illuminate a bygone era's darker corners."
Eighteen tales of gaslamp fantasy, that is, historical fantasy set in an alternate 19th century where magic worked or supernatural events occurred, together with an extensive and informative introduction from editor Windling tracing historical roots and adding context. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A fine selection for new readers looking to sample this type of fiction or for dedicated fans seeking fresh voices. (Science fiction/short stories. 12 & up)"
Both superstar and up-and-coming YA authors tackle the themes of apocalypse and dystopia in 19 short stories and poems. Read full book review >
TEETH by Ellen Datlow
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 5, 2011

Once again, Datlow and Windling (Troll's Eye View, 2009, etc.) have pulled together a who's who of teen-literature and genre luminaries, this time telling tales of vampires. Read full book review >
THE BEASTLY BRIDE by Ellen Datlow
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

Readers of a Datlow/Windling anthology have certain expectations: that the thick volume will include stories by writers both known and new; that headpieces for each tale will be Vess's sinuously evocative drawings; that a fully formed introduction will lay out the collection's parameters; that notes and a bit of biography will follow each story; and that an excellent bibliography will be included. Read full book review >

FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2009

Fifteen authors, nearly all well known to fantasy readers, move to the folktale villain's side. Read full book review >

THE FAERY REEL by Ellen Datlow
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2004

This is a treasure chest. Read full book review >

SWAN SISTER by Ellen Datlow
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Thirteen new stories along the lines of those in the editors' Wolf at the Door (2001), several by the same authors. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2002

Splendid by an any measure, whether as fantasy, horror, or simply memorable prose, this fat sheaf of the year's best is distinguished by two standout stories: "The Hunter's Wife," originally published in Atlantic Monthly and also included in author Anthony Doerr's first book, The Shell Collector (2002), is set in a wild Montana valley. Read full book review >

THE GREEN MAN by Ellen Datlow
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 20, 2002

The spirit of the forest is celebrated in stories and poems by 18 well-known authors and talented newcomers, in another fine fantasy collection by Datlow and Windling (A Wolf at the Door, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

A rich, inventively written collection. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Think of it as an early Christmas present to yourself. The perfect bedside book—as long as there's a light left on in the hallway."
There are pleasures aplenty in this latest doorstopper field-report from the world of unicorns, wizards, altered mental states, and magical transformations. Read full book review >
A WOLF AT THE DOOR by Ellen Datlow
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 1, 2000

Harking back to a time when "fairy tales were scarier . . . and the heroes and heroines were more interesting," 13 fantasists spin trenchant remakes or sequels. Read full book review >

THE ESSENTIAL BORDERTOWN by Terri  Windling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Of that egregious title, readers might well demand: —Essential— to whom? Read full book review >

THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

The variety of this top-flight annual never fails to appeal, in part because it covers so much material, including, along with the best stories, obituaries of writers whose files have closed, a review of the year's best fantasy in film, television, and comic books, and summations of the year's activities in horror and fantasy. Read full book review >

BLACK SWAN, WHITE RAVEN by Ellen Datlow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

Fourth in the series of fairy tales reworked for modern audiences (Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

THE WOOD WIFE by Terri  Windling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Distinctive contemporary fantasy set in the Arizona desert, from the well-known editor (the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, with Ellen Datlow, etc.). Read full book review >

THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

From 1995, another bumper crop of 35 stories, 11 poems, and the usual nonfiction roundups (``Summation 1995: Fantasy''; ``Summation 1995: Horror''; ``Horror and Fantasy in the Media: 1995''; and ``Obituaries''—none seen). Read full book review >

RUBY SLIPPERS, GOLDEN TEARS by Ellen Datlow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The third in a series of classic fairy tales retold for adult readers (Snow White, Blood Red, 1993; Black Thorn, White Rose, 1994) again brings a distinguished company of writers to age-old material. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

Datlow and Windling's definitive collection of short fantasy and horror fiction enters its eighth year (1994) with a veritable feast of stories, poems, and commentary on the genres they cover: 53 pieces in all. Read full book review >

BLACK THORN, WHITE ROSE by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

The editors of the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror concoct a potent brew of fairy tales spiked with feminism. Read full book review >

THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

The seventh annual collection of dreams and nightmares from editors Datlow and Windling. Read full book review >

THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 1993

Another colossal compendium, comprising 48 stories (although the late Angela Carter's ``Alice in Prague, or the Curious Room'' is included but not listed) and five poems (though two poems by Margaret Atwood are listed but not included). Among this splendidly eclectic bunch are some wonderfully diverse fairy tales (Emma Bull, A.S. Byatt, Grozdana Olujic, James Powell, O.V. de L. Milosz), two prime Vietnam chillers (Joe Haldeman, Peter Straub), and the obligatory demon dentist yarn (Christopher Fowler's horridly effective ``On Edge''). Read full book review >

SNOW WHITE, BLOOD RED by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

From the editors of the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series comes an anthology of original work by current authors, based on the fairy-tale tradition. Datlow and Windling have encouraged the contributors to poke into obscure corners of the broad theme, and the results are invariably interesting. Read full book review >

THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

Another mammoth and eclectic collection of 44 tales and six poems drawn from 1991's short-format output. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

Another huge, 51-piece compilation of 44 stories, an essay, and six poems, ranging in tone from light humor through splatterpunk to dark horror. Among the standouts: John Brunner's tale of moths, witchcraft, and vengeance; computer surgery (Adrian Cole); the power of words (Isabel Allende); and a typically brilliant, witty Sleeping Beauty piece from R.A. Lafferty. Read full book review >