Best American Fantasy Headed to Underland

real-unreal-baf3.jpgI’d been meaning to post something about the recent reminder (after February’s initial announcement) that the Best American Fantasy anthology series was moving from Prime Books to Underland Press, and that stewardship of the anthologies is shifting from Matthew Cheney, the creator of The Mumpsimus, to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. But, while I was dithering, Tor.com covered all the basics on that deal, so my best option is probably just to steer you all there and then underscore how excited I am to read the stories that Kevin Brockmeier has picked for Real Unreal: BAF3, including works that originally appeared in traditionally “literary” venues like One Story, The Kenyon Review, and Tin House—as well as two stories from Dave Daley’s excellent FiveChapters.com website: Paul Tremblay’s “The Two-Headed Girl” and Ryan Boudinot’s “Cardiology.”

Now, granted, I’m prejudiced in favor of all the parties involved, but I’m still quite confident in asserting that this is going to be fun, and I can hardly wait.

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31 August 2009 | read this |