The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 3

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The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 3
Cover art from the first edition
Author Lin Carter (editor)
Cover artist Josh Kirby
Country United States
Language English
Series The Year's Best Fantasy Stories
Genre Fantasy
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 237 pp
ISBN 0-87997-338-2
Preceded by The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 2
Followed by The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 4

The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 3 is a 1977 anthology of fantasy stories, edited by American writer Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books.[1]

The book collects eleven novelettes and short stories by various fantasy authors, originally published in the years 1976 and 1977 that were deemed by the editor the best from 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 piece includes a "posthumous collaboration" (the story by Smith and Carter).

A 1994 Italian edition also included the novel Legion From the Shadows by Karl Edward Wagner.