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The fantasy 'trilogy' has tended to obscure a long tradition of short fantasy fiction just as enjoyable as the long books Built on the ancient foundation of the fairy tale but sharply distinguished from it the fantasy story has evolved in often ephemeral and little known magazines Tom Shippey editor of the companion Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories has now brought together thirty one short fantasy stories from the last years of the nineteenth century to the immediate present The anthology shows both the development I didn't love all of the stories But there were a gems in the collection from Robert E Howard Fritz Leiber Larry Niven and Terry Pratchett

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The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories Oxford Books of ProseStories of the unreal of trolls and werewolves spells and sorcerers and magic lands have been part of the human psyche for as long as there are records In the present century far from being outdated by the rise of technology and science fiction fantasy has once become a major literary genre expressive of the deepest feelings about humanity and its relation to the natural world Fantasy is indeed one of the most successful of modern literary genres as can be seen from the sales of Tolkien and his successors Yet the rise of I find that this is a hard short story collection to review With its 31 stories by different authors during different years of our history the first being written in 1888 by Richard Garnett and the last written 1992 by Terry Pratchett also happened to be the only 5 star read by the lot in my opinion Of these 31 stories I found as I mentioned one five star six four star reads four one star reads and five two star reads Now my three star rating is because I gave fifteen of these stories 3 stars Now keep in mind that I am not a huge fantasy reader and haven't read any of these authors before I must applaud Tom Shippey who collected these stories together for I feel they are different from each other and I did enjoy most of themAs you may see I have taken a looooong time reading this book this is not only the books fault however I have found it difficult to pick up although this could be because I am not a fan of short stories I have had a bad reading year in spite of liking a lot of what I have read my heart hasn't really been in the right mood