From the pages of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, a stellar collection, 18 tales in all, from authors Mary C. Aldredge, Lynne Armstrong-Jones, Pat Cirone, Jo Clayton, Dorothy J. Heydt, Tanya Huff, Phyllis Ann Karr, Mercedes Lackey, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Susan Urbanek Linville, Peter L. Manly, Deborah Millitello, Diana L. Paxson, Jennifer Roberson, L.A. Taylor, Elisabeth Waters, Lawrence Watt-Evans and Kit Wesler. Intro by Bradley herself. Good collection.
This book really lives up to its title; it really is the best!
Diana Tregarde and her vampire boyfriend Andre go up against a strange killer--Lackey
A princess doesn't like the idea of being dragon bait and takes steps---Roberson
Four orphaned children face off with an evil magician---Aldridge
A fey creature dislikes those who pollute her lake and decides to clean up their act---Clayton
The best (and laziest) wizard in the world decides to settle down---Huff
AND LOTS MORE
From back cover:
DISCOVER THE ENCHANTMENT Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine is the renowned quarterly devoted to showcasing the best short fantasy by top names in the field as well as talented newcomers. Now from its pages comes a stellar collection, eighteen tales of wonder including: Mercedes Lackey's "Nightside" Jo Clayton's "Change" Diana L. Paxson's "The Dancer of Chimaera"
Phyllis Ann Karr's "The Truth About the Lady of the Lake"
Lawrence Watt-Evans's "The Palace of al-Tir al-Abtan"
Jennifer Roberson's "Final Exam"
Mary C. Aldridge's "The Adlinka Cloth"
A joy for lovers of magic adventure, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine is created and edited by the world-famed author of The Forest House, The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series.
Remaining list of stories:
Dorothy J. Heydt's "Moonrise"
L. A. Taylor's "Counterexample"
Pat Cirone's "To Father a Sohn"
Susan Urbanek Linville's "Born in the Seventh Year"
Peter L. Manly's "Dragon Three Two Niner"
Lynne Armstrong-Jones's "The Case of Kestra"
Jacqueline Lichtenberg's "Aventura"
Elisabeth Waters's "The Lesser Twin"
Kit Wesler's "The Bane of the Red Queen"
Deborah Millitello's "The Reluctant Vampire"
Tanya Huff's "Be It Ever So Humble"