The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 6

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 6
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 short stories
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 191 pp
ISBN 0-87997-578-4
Preceded by The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 5
Followed by The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 7

The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 6 is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in November 1980. Despite the anthology's title, it gathers together pieces originally published during a four-year period, 1977 to 1980, with the preponderance of them from 1979.[1]

The book collects eleven novelettes and short stories by various fantasy authors, 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 pieces include a pseudonymous work (the story by "Grail Undwin", actually by Carter).