TOC: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection edited by Datlow/Gavin/Grant

Editor Ellen Datlow has posted the contents of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: Twenty-first Annual Collection, the anthology she coedits with Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant:

  1. “The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics” by Daniel Abraham
  2. “The Gray Boy’s Work” by M.T. Anderson
  3. “Troll” by (poem) Nathalie Anderson
  4. “The Monsters of Heaven” by Nathan Ballingrud
  5. “The Forest” by Laird Barron
  6. “Reversal of Fortune” by Holly Black
  7. “The House of Mechanical Pain” by Chaz Brenchley
  8. “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” by Ted Chiang
  9. “Scenes of Hell” by (poem) Billy Collins
  10. “Toother” by Terry Dowling
  11. “The Drowned Life” by Jeffrey Ford
  12. “The Last Worders” by Karen Joy Fowler
  13. “Monkey” by (poem) Eliza Griswold
  14. “Up the Fire Road” by Eileen Gunn
  15. “Winter’s Wife” by Elizabeth Hand
  16. “A Perfect and Unmappable Grace” by Jack Haringa
  17. “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change” by Kij Johnson
  18. “The Boulder” by Lucy Kemnitzer
  19. “The Hill” by Tanith Lee
  20. “The Ape Man” by Alexander MacBride
  21. “Lovers (Jafaar the Winged)” by (poem) Khaled Mattawa
  22. “Hum Drum” by Gary McMahon
  23. “A Thing Forbidden” by Donald Mead
  24. “England and Nowhere” by Tim Nickels
  25. “Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go to War Again” by Garth Nix
  26. “Valentine, July Heat Wave” by Joyce Carol Oates
  27. “Mr. Poo Poo” by Reggie Oliver
  28. “Fragrant Goddess” by Paul Park
  29. “Holiday” by M. Rickert
  30. “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell
  31. “Rats” by Veronica Schanoes
  32. “The Fiddler of Bayou Teche” by Delia Sherman
  33. “Village Smart” by (poem) Maggie Smith
  34. “The Tenth Muse” by William Browning Spencer
  35. “Follow Me Home” by Sonya Taaffe
  36. “The Swing” by Don Tumasonis
  37. “Closet Dreams” by Lisa Tuttle
  38. “The Seven Devils of Central California” by Catherynne M. Valente
  39. “Splitfoot” by Paul Walther
  40. “The Hide” by Liz Williams