"Not all those who wander are lost."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
"Never run from anything immortal. It attracts their attention."
-Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn
"Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day."
-Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues
“People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes."
-Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings
"Friends can betray you, but with an old enemy, you always know where you stand."
-Raymond E. Feist, Krondor: The Betrayal
"Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times."
-Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear
"Fortunately, where reason failed, blind panic served well enough."
-N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
"Darkness shields as much as it threatens."
-R. Scott Bakker, The Judging Eye
"So there's an iPhone app for fighting zombies. Interesting.”
-Amelia Beamer, The Loving Dead
“Twenty percent? What am I, your waiter? I got you five vampires, not a BLT.”
-Richard Kadrey, Kill the Dead
“I'm steel-toed boots in a ballet-slipper world.”
-Richard Kadrey, Sandman Slim
“Love is a tempestuous mistress. And none of us shall ever master her.”
-Lisa Ann Sandell, Song of the Sparrow
“His head was an hour-glass; it could stow an idea, but it had to do it a grain at a time, not the whole idea at once.”
-Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
“Why is it that what we do know can save us, but what we don't know can kill us?”
-T.A. Barron, Ultimate Magic
“Fairy Tales always have a happy ending.” “That depends... on whether you are Rumpelstiltskin or the Queen.”
-Jane Yolen, Briar Rose
“There's really nothing quite like someone's wanting you dead to make you want to go on living.”
-Roger Zelazny, This Immortal
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
-George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
"Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?" "That is the only time a man can be brave."
-George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“Ah, pay no heed if your enemies laugh. They'll not be able to once you lop off their heads.”
-Christopher Paolini, Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr

Fantasy Anthologies

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    The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller
    Carol Emshwiller

    Crossing the boundaries between fabulist literature, science fiction, and magical realism, the...

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    Kafkaesque
    Edited by John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly

    Dystopic and comedic, this anthology explores top fiction from generations of writers and...

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    What I Didn't See
    Karen Joy Fowler

    From the familial estrangement of the Shirley Jackson Award–winning opener "The Pelican Bar"...

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    Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology
    Edited by Milton J. Davis and Charles R. Saunders

    Magic. Myth. Warfare. Wonder. Beauty. Bravery. Glamour. Gore. Sorcery. Sensuality. These and...

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    The Woman Who Married a Cloud
    Jonathan Carroll

    The fiction of Jonathan Carroll occurs at the point where the ordinary becomes extraordinary,...

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    Black Wings of Cthulhu
    Edited by S.T. Joshi

    From the depths of R'lyeh come twenty-one brand-new, utterly terrifying, and thoroughly...

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    The Ammonite Violin
    Caitlin R. Kiernan

    In Caitlin R. Kiernan's The Ammonite Violin & Others, one of contemporary dark fantasy's...

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    The Honey Month
    Amal El-Mohtar

    A fascinating experiment in literary synesthesia in which the scents, tastes and textures of...

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    My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
    Edited by Kate Bernheimer

    The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in...

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    The Corn Maiden
    Joyce Carol Oates

    An incomparable master storyteller in all forms, in The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares Joyce...

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    Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 21st
    Ed. Ellen Datlow, et al.

    As in every year since 1988, the editors tirelessly scoured story collections, magazines, and...

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    Red Spikes
    Margo Lanagan

    Margo Lanagan's electrifying stories take place in worlds not quite our own, and yet each one...

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    20th Century Ghosts
    Joe Hill

    Imogene is young, beautiful... and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945....

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    Welcome to Bordertown
    Ed. Holly Black, Ellen Kushner

    Bordertown: a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Runaway teens...

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    The Birthday of the World
    Ursula K. Le Guin

    The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award,...

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    Steampunk
    Edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

    Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneeri...

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    Magic for Beginners
    Kelly Link

    Magic for Beginners is Kelly Link’s eagerly anticipated and critically acclaimed follow-up to...

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    The Imago Sequence and Other Stories
    Laird Barron

    To the long tradition of eldritch horror pioneered and refined by writers such as H.P. Lovecra...

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    We Never Talk About My Brother
    Peter S. Beagle

    Modern parables of love, death, and transformation are peppered with melancholy in this...

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    Feeling Very Strange
    Edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel

    Intending to establish a canon for the controversial slipstream science-fiction subgenre, the...

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    Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010
    Ed. Paula Guran

    Darkness surrounds us. We can find darkness anywhere: in a strange green stone etched with...

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    The Coyote Road
    Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

    Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature...

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    Saffron And Brimstone
    Elizabeth Hand

    Widely praised and widely read, Elizabeth Hand is regarded as one of America's leading literar...

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    Looking for Jake
    China Mieville

    What William Gibson did for science fiction, China Miéville has done for fantasy, shattering...

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    Fantasy
    Edited by Sean Wallace and Paul G. Tremblay

    A brand-new original anthology series, a companion to the acclaimed Fantasy Magazine, an edgy...

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    The Ladies of Grace Adieu
    Susanna Clarke

    From the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, an enchanting collection of stories....

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    Filter House
    Nisi Shawl

    Filter House collects fourteen stories by Nisi Shawl, with an introduction by Eileen Gunn ...

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    Masked
    Edited by Lou Anders

    Welcome to the second "Golden Age" of superheroes and heroines. Superheroes have come a long...

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    Hexed
    Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James and Jeanne C. Stein

    Four of the bestselling names in romance and fantasy come together in this collection of...

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    Kissing Carrion
    Gemma Files

    In this first published collection of short stories from one of Canada's most talented rising...

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    Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 3rd Annual
    Ed. Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow

    Collecting the creme de la creme of the horror and fantasy fields, this third volume amasses...

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    The Illustrated Man
    Ray Bradbury

    You could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body....

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    The Compass Rose
    Ursula K. Le Guin

    North to Orsinia and the boundaries between reality and madness... South to discover Antarctic...

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    Night of the Cooters
    Howard Waldrop
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    The Book of Wonder
    Lord Dunsany

    Most fantasy enthusiasts consider Lord Dunsany one of the most significant forces in modern...

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    Sword and Sorceress I
    Edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Sword and Sorceress" series has always featured the best in contempor...

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    The Other Nineteenth Century
    Avram Davidson

    A new collection of long out-of-print stories from one of the greatest Fantasists of the...

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    Black Glass
    Karen Joy Fowler

    Carry Nation is on the loose again, breaking up discos, smashing topless bars, preaching clean...

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    The Wind's Twelve Quarters
    Ursula K. LeGuin

    The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award,...

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    The Jaguar Hunter
    Lucius Shepard

    Fourteen of Lucius Shepard's most memorable stories are combined with a previously unanthologi...