by Martin H. Greenberg & Russell Davis (editors)
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
309 pages; ISBN: 0756401828
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Martin H. Greenberg and Russell Davis (editors)
Daw, May 2004, $6.99, 309 pp.
FAERIE TALES contains twelve delightful stories from a virtual fantasist who’s who. Each contribution entertains the audience with its enjoyable link between humanity and faerie lands that make the latter seem genuine. Many of the stories actually provide deep messages, which normally are surprising for shorts yet with authors like De Lint, Rusch, Hoyt, Huff, and Spencer, etc. it is to be expected. The other contributors are also top rate (Waggoner, Helfers, Fiscus, Lindskold, Stemple, Scarborough, and West) furbishing winners as Greenberg and Davis obviously got the top guns to provide a tale. Some inputs are amusing while others contain serious tones, but all are fun. Fans of fantasies will appreciate this strong compilation in which each contribution holds the bar of excellence at the highest levels. An aside to Mr. Greenberg the guru of anthologies: looking forward to seeing how you can top this treasure.
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