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TOC: Best American Fantasy 2008

Matt Cheney has posted the table of contents for Best American Fantasy 2008, the annual anthology on which he serves as series editor. The 2008 volume, guest edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, is set for a Fall 2008 release.

  1. “Bufo Rex” by Eric Amundsen (Weird Tales)
  2. “The Ruby Incomparable” by Kage Baker (Wizards)
  3. “The Last and Only” by Peter S. Beagle (Eclipse 1)
  4. “Mario’s Three Lives” by Matt Bell (Barrelhouse)
  5. “Interval” by Aimee Bender (Conjunctions)
  6. “Minus, His Heart” by Jedediah Berry (Chicago Review)
  7. “Abroad” by Judy Budnitz (Tin House)
  8. “Chainsaw on Hand” by Deborah Coates (Asimov’s)
  9. “The Drowned Life” by Jeffrey Ford (Eclipse 1)
  10. “The Naming of the Islands” by David Hollander (McSweeney’s)
  11. “Light” by Kelly Link (Tin House)
  12. “The Revisionist” by Miranda Mellis (Harper’s)
  13. “In the Middle of the Woods” by Christian Moody (Cincinnati Review)
  14. “Story with Advice II: Back from the Dead” by Rick Moody (Mississippi Review)
  15. “Ave Maria” by Micaela Morissette (Conjunctions)
  16. “Logorrhea” by Michele Richmond (Logorrhea)
  17. “Memoir of a Deer Woman” by M. Rickert (Fantasy & Science Fiction)
  18. “The Seven Deadly Hotels” by Bruce Holland Rogers (
  19. “How the World Became Quiet: A Post-Human Creation Myth” by Rachel Swirsky (Electric Velocipede)
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2 Comments on TOC: Best American Fantasy 2008

  1. Jeff VanderMeer // June 22, 2008 at 9:24 am //

    It’s coming out in Oct-Nov. of this year. Thanks for posting the contents!

  2. Whoops – thanks for the correction. Post fixed.

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