Best American Fantasy 2006

The entries for this year’s Best American Fantasy have been announced. To whet everybody’s appetites for this interesting and variegated collection, I’ve provided links to all of the stories that are online:

“A Hard Truth About Waste Management” by Sumanth Prabhaker
from Identity Theory

“The Stolen Father” by Eric Roe
from Redivider

“The Saffron Gatherer” by Elizabeth Hand
from Saffron & Brimstone (M Press)

“The Whipping” by Julia Elliott
from The Georgia Review

“A Better Angel” by Chris Adrian
from The New Yorker

“Draco Campestris” by Sarah Monette
from Strange Horizons

“Geese” by Daniel Coudriet
from The Mississippi Review

“The Chinese Boy” by Ann Stapleton
from Alaska Quarterly Review

“The Flying Woman” by Meghan McCarron
from Strange Horizons

“First Kisses from Beyond the Grave” by Nik Houser
from Gargoyle

“Song of the Selkie” by Gina Ochsner
from Tin House

“A Troop [sic] of Baboons” by Tyler Smith
from Pindeldyboz

“Pieces of Scheherazade” by Nicole Kornher-Stace
from Zahir

“Origin Story” by Kelly Link (excerpt)
from A Public Space

“An Experiment in Governance” by E.M. Schorb
from The Mississippi Review

“The Next Corpse Collector” by Ramola D
from Green Mountains Review

“The Village of Ardakmoktan” by Nicole Derr
from Pindeldyboz

“The Man Who Married a Tree” by Tony D’Souza
from McSweeney’s

“A Fable with Slips of White Paper Spilling from the Pockets” by Kevin Brockmeier
from Oxford American

“Pregnant” by Catherine Zeidler (excerpt)
from Hobart

“The Warehouse of Saints” by Robin Hemley
from Ninth Letter

“The Ledge” by Austin Bunn (excerpt)
from One Story

“Lazy Taekos” by Geoffrey A. Landis
from Analog

“For the Love of Paul Bunyan” by Fritz Swanson
from Pindeldyboz

“An Accounting” by Brian Evenson
from Paraspheres (Omnidawn)

“Abraham Lincoln Has Been Shot” by Daniel Alarc√≥n
from Zoetrope: All-Story

“Bit Forgive” by Maile Chapman
from A Public Space

“The End Of Narrative (1-29; Or 29-1)” by Peter LaSalle
from The Southern Review

“Kiss” by Melora Wolff
from The Southern Review

One Comment

  1. Who knew A Public Space was a fantasy mag? Or Oxford American, etc.

    I love Maile Chapman’s story “Bit Forgive”–she’s someone whose work I’m always on the lookout for.


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