Modern Classics of Fantasy


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Gardner Dozois, ed.

St. Martin's, 1997

Gardner Dozois' third volume for St. Martin's was a collection of fantasy stories. His very long preface describes his belated appreciation of fantasy, as opposed to science fiction, and addresses the ambiguous distinction between science fiction, fantasy, and horror. And as in his previous volumes, he mentions many stories that, for one reason or another, are not included here, no matter how highly he regards them.

  1. “Trouble with Water”, H. L. Gold (Unknown Mar 1939)
  2. “The Gnarly Man”, L. Sprague de Camp (Unknown Jun 1939)
  3. “The Golem”, Avram Davidson (F&SF Mar 1955)
  4. “Walk Like a Mountain”, Manly Wade Wellman (F&SF Jun 1955)
  5. “Extempore”, Damon Knight (Infinity Science Fiction Aug 1956)
  6. “Space-Time for Springers”, Fritz Leiber (Star Science Fiction Stories, 1958)
  7. “Scylla's Daughter”, Fritz Leiber (Fantastic May 1961)
  8. “The Overworld”, Jack Vance (F&SF Dec 1965)
  9. “The Signaller”, Keith Roberts (Impulse Mar 1966)
  10. “The Manor of Roses”, Thomas Burnett Swann (F&SF Nov 1966)
  11. “Death and the Executioner”, Roger Zelazny (F&SF Jun 1967)
  12. “Configuration of the North Shore”, R. A. Lafferty (Orbit 5, 1969)
  13. “Two Sadnesses”, George Alec Effinger (Bad Moon Rising, 1973)
  14. “The Tale of Hauk”, Poul Anderson (Swords Against Darkness, 1977)
  15. “Manatee Gal Ain't You Coming Out Tonight”, Avram Davidson (F&SF Apr 1977)
  16. “The Troll”, T. H. White (Gone to Ground, 1935)
  17. “The Sleep of Trees”, Jane Yolen (F&SF Sep 1980)
  18. “God's Hooks!”, Howard Waldrop (Universe 12, 1982)
  19. “The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule”, Lucius Shepard (F&SF Dec 1984)
  20. “A Cabin on the Coast”, Gene Wolfe (F&SF Feb 1984)
  21. “Paper Dragons”, James P. Blaylock (Imaginary Lands, 1985)
  22. “Into Gold”, Tanith Lee (IASFM Mar 1986)
  23. “Flowers of Edo”, Bruce Sterling (IASFM May 1987)
  24. “Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences, 1987)
  25. “A Gift of the People”, Robert Sampson (Full Spectrum, 1988)
  26. “Missolonghi 1824”, John Crowley (IASFM Mar 1990)
  27. “Bears Discover Fire”, Terry Bisson (IASFM Aug 1990)
  28. “Blunderbore”, Esther M. Friesner (IASFM Sep 1990)
  29. “Death and the Lady”, Judith Tarr (After the King, 1992)
  30. “The Changeling's Tale”, Michael Swanwick (Asimov's Jan 1994)
  31. “Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros”, Peter S. Beagle (Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn, 1995)
  32. “Beauty and the Opéra or the Phantom Beast”, Suzy McKee Charnas (Asimov's Mar 1996)
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