The Year's Best Fantasy Stories

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The Year's Best Fantasy Stories
First edition cover
Author Lin Carter (editor)
Cover artist George Barr
Country United States
Language English
Series The Year's Best Fantasy Stories
Genre Fantasy
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 175 pp
Followed by The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 2

The Year's Best Fantasy Stories is a anthology of fantasy stories, edited by American writer Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in 1975. Despite the anthology's title, it actually gathers together pieces originally published during a two-year period, 1973 and 1974.[1]

The book collects eleven novelettes and short stories by various fantasy authors deemed by the editor the best to be published during the period represented, together with an introductory survey of the year in fantasy, an essay on the year's best fantasy books, and introductory notes to the individual stories by the editor. The pieces include posthumously published works (the stories by Howard and Bok), and a "posthumous collaboration" (the story by Smith and Carter).