"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

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Series

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The Year's Best Fantasy: 1st Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
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The Year's Best Fantasy: 2nd Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

Here is a splendid selection of horror and fantasy stories by Ramsey Campbell, Jane Yolen,...

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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 Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 4h Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 5th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

This acclaimed series, winner of numerous World Fantasy Awards, continues its tradition of...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 6th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

More than four dozen stories and poems, featuring writings by Joyce Carol Oates, Jane Yolen,...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 7th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling

This acclaimed series, winner of numerous World Fantasy Awards, continues its tradition of...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 8th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

This acclaimed series, winner of numerous World Fantasy Awards, continues its tradition of...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 9th Annual
Edited by Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow

This renowned series, recipient of three World Fantasy Awards, continues to captivate and...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 10th Annual
Edited by Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow

This acclaimed series, winner of numerous World Fantasy Awards, continues its tradition of...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 11th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Culled from the best of a wide variety of sources, this eleventh annual collection of fantasy...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 12th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

For more than a decade, readers have looked to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to showcase...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 13th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 14th Annual
Edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow

For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 15th Annual
Edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow

For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 16th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 17th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant

For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 18th Annual
Edited by Kelly Link, Gavin Grant, and Ellen Datlow

For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror to find the...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 2006: 19th Annual
Edited by Ellen Datlow, Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link

For nearly two decades, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the...

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The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 2007: 20th Annual
Edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant

For twenty years this award-winning compilation has been the nonpareil benchmark against which...

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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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