The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 2 Author:Lin Carter Lin Carter has met the challenge of his first book with a second sterling collection which includes fabulous fantasies by Thomas Burnett Swann, L. Sprague de Camp, Avram Davidson, Fritz Lieber, Clark Ashton Smith, and many others. It's not to be missed!
Another great collection of short stories by the Who's Who of 1970's fantasy fiction. Rather than being strictly tales of Swords & Sorcery, many of these tales are influenced by H. P. Lovecraft. Xiurhn by Gary Myers is based on the combined influences of Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany and convincingly so. All these tales are high quality obscurity and well worth reading when the book can be found. The brief tale by Avram Davidson is a rare jewel by this under appreciated writer. As is, Carter's own contribution which is based on a unfinished manuscript by Clark Aston Smith.