Search Results: "Ellen Datlow"


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THE DARK by Ellen Datlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Top-drawer."
Original stories from a dark place, as collected by Datlow, who, with Terri Windling, edits The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror collections. Read full book review >

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OMNI VISIONS ONE by Ellen Datlow
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"The themes range from the Revolutionary War, love affairs, ghosts, pirates and lemurs, and nuclear war to species extinction, radio, disease, and mutable reality; the other authors include Marc Laidlaw, James P. Blaylock, William S. Burroughs, Howard Waldrop, Octavia E. Butler and Michael Swanwick."
First of a new series of anthologies, most or all of whose contents will have appeared previously in Omni magazine. Read full book review >

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OMNI by Ellen Datlow
Released: July 1, 1994

"With work by Greg Bear, Carol Emshwiller, Howard Waldrop, Roger Zelazny, and others."
``It's weird enough for me'' seems to have been editor Datlow's rather flexible criterion for admitting stories into this anthology, the second of a series of science-fiction collections featuring pieces that originally appeared in Omni magazine. Read full book review >

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A WHISPER OF BLOOD by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Admirably inventive variations on vampirism, although none can match the grim grandeur of the Count himself."
Toothy follow-up to Datlow's first-rate Blood Is Not Enough (1988) anthology, which conjured up vampires who dine on sex, fear, love, anything but blood. Read full book review >

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VANISHING ACTS by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Worth a try."
Datlow's latest themed anthology (Off Limits, 1996, etc.) headlines endangered species, and sometimes the endangered species is humanity itself, as a result of its own behavior. Read full book review >

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OFF LIMITS by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The result, however, is extremely uneven."
Twenty-one entries, most appearing for the first time, reprising Omni editor Datlow's 1990 anthology, Alien Sex. Read full book review >

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ELLEN TEBBITS by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1951

"An eraser clapping session, however, patches the quarrel."
It seems obvious from this entrancing successor to Henry Huggins that the author is as well acquainted with the whisperings, weeps and whoops of third grade distaff side as she is with the ways of young men like Henry. Read full book review >

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CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Brief author bios follow each selection; a list of further reading rounds it all out. (Fantasy/anthology. 10-13)"
Fifteen authors, nearly all well known to fantasy readers, move to the folktale villain's side. Read full book review >

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

"Illustrations by noted fantasy artist Charles Vess not seen. (introduction, author notes and biographies) (Short stories. 12+)"
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 >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Indispensable."
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 >