The Solaris Book of New Fantasy

This one includes my “King Tales” series of little folktales involving kings of one sort or another…

That “T.A. Pratt” listed, btw, is Tim Pratt, who’s had a little nip-and-tuck operation on his name. No harm done, though–his gorkusa and his phlabupolagus are both still where they’ve always been.

Edited by George Mann

In the tradition of the recent The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, this stunning new anthology presents an array of never-before-seen fantasy short stories from a wide spectrum of genres. From fable to fairytale, epic quest to urban mystery, all lovers of fantastic fiction will find something to delight in this bold new tome.

Who Slays the Gyant, Wounds the Beast – Mark Chadbourn
Reins of Destiny – Janny Wurts
Tornado of Sparks – James Maxey
Grander than the Sea – T. A. Pratt
The Prince of End Times – Hal Duncan
King Tales – Jeff VanderMeer
In Between Dreams – Christopher Barzak
And Such Small Deer – Chris Roberson
The Wizard’s Coming – Juliet E. McKenna
Shell Game – Mike Resnick
The Song Her Heart Sang – Steven Savile
A Man Falls – Jay Lake
O Caritas – Conrad Williams
Lt. Privet’s Love Song – Scott Thomas
Chinandega – Lucius Shepard
Quashie Trapp Blacklight – Steven Erikson


  1. says

    I tried to read something by Savile (Temple: Incarnations), and found it very much not to my liking. Was this just a fluke for this guy? Is he generally worth reading? I keep seeing his name in anthologies, so I’m wondering what I’m missing here.

    Good to see Chris Roberson in the collection, among others. Chris is a very good guy and a talented writer, to boot.

  2. says

    Am really starting to like Solaris books. At first wasn’t impressed with their lineup. Then they started getting James Maxey, Jeffrey Thomas, Chris Roberson, and now Paul Kearney for their fantasy side. Plus you got Adam Roberts and David Louise Edelman on the SF. Granted half of these names I haven’t gotten around reading yet (Maxey, Roberts and Edelman) but still, the word-of-mouth on ’em is pretty strong.

    And the more fantasy anthologies, the merrier. :-)