Search Results: "Ellen Datlow"


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

"The fairy-tale tradition clearly retains its imaginative fertility, and the authors have almost without exception risen to the occasion."
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 >

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

"An excellent sampler of the current crop of fantasy writers; the annotated reading list is a bonus for those interested in further exploration."
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. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Any reader who cares about short work in these two genres will here find a rich sample of the best."
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 >

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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 >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2002

"Treasure abounding."
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 >

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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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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 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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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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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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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 >