- A prestigious new anthology series, Best American Fantasy is guest edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, with Matthew Cheney serving as the series editor. This inaugural volume showcases the best North American fantasy short fiction from the preceding year.
Publisher: Wildside Press
Published Date: June 14, 2007
Dimensions: 5.29 X 1.24 X 8.26 inches | 0.73 pounds
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About the AuthorHugo Award-winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer have recently coedited such anthologies as Best American Fantasy #1 & 2, Steampunk, Steampunk Reloaded, The New Weird, Last Drink Bird Head, and Fast Ships, Black Sails. They are the coauthors of The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. Future projects include The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Fictions, for Atlantic. Jeff's latest books are the novel Finch, a World Fantasy Award and Nebula Award finalist; the story collection The Third Bear; the nonfiction collection Monstrous Creatures; the coffee-table book The Steampunk Bible (with S. J. Chambers); and the writing strategy guide Booklife. Ann is the editor in chief of Weird Tales magazine and has a regular art column on the popular SF/fantasy Web site io9. Together, they have been profiled by National Public Radio and the New York Times' Papercuts blog. They are active teachers, and have taught at Clarion San Diego, Odyssey, and the teen writing camp Shared Worlds, for which Jeff serves as the assistant director. They live in Tallahassee, Florida, with too many books and four cats.
Jeff VanderMeer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy.
Matthew Cheney has published fiction and nonfiction in a wide variety of venues, including One Story, Weird Tales, Los Angeles Review of Books, Rain Taxi, Strange Horizons, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Wilde Stories, and elsewhere. He is the former series editor of the Best American Fantasy anthologies and is a founding co-editor of the occasional online magazine The Revelator. As an actor, he has performed in numerous productions of Shakespeare's plays, and starred in the independent film Zombie Boy. He is a native of New Hampshire and can be found online at matthewcheney.net and his blog, The Mumpsimus.