New York FantasticPaula Guran
Edited by Paula Guran.
Fantasy spreads across the five boroughs in the first volume of a new anthology series collecting fantastic and extraordinary stories set in specific urban locales.
An intriguing but insular man with telekinetic powers becomes New York City’s greatest superhero... A love affair blossoms between the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building... There are tunnels under New York that do not appear on any map... Being a Manhattan real estate broker for supernaturals is a real challenge...
Editor and anthologist Paula Guran collects a diverse array of unusual and memorable tales set in the Big Apple, from a who’s-who of New York Times bestsellers and Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writers including George R. R. Martin, Peter Straub, Naomi Novik, Maria Dahvana Headley, Holly Black, and many more.
Anyone who’s visited New York, New York knows what a “magical” place it is; these stories reveal just how marvelous, extraordinary, mysterious, and even occasionally eerie a truly fantastic city can be.
Introduction: A Place Apart – Paula Guran
How the Pooka Came to New York City – Delia Sherman
...And the Angel with Television Eyes – John Shirley
Priced to Sell – Naomi Novik
The Horrid Glory of Its Wings – Elizabeth Bear
The Tallest Doll in New York City – Maria Dahvana Headley
Blood Yesterday, Blood Tomorrow – Richard Bowes
Pork Pie Hat – Peter Straub
Grand Central Park – Delia Sherman
The Land of Heart’s Desire – Holly Black
The City Born Great – N.K. Jemisin
La Peau Verte – Caitlín R. Kiernan
Cryptic Coloration – Elizabeth Bear
Caisson – Karl Bunker
Red as Snow – Seanan McGuire
A Huntsman Passing By – Richard Bowes
Painted Birds and Shivered Bones – Kat Howard
Salsa Nocturna – Daniel José Older
Weston Walks – Kit Reed
The Rock in the Park – Peter S. Beagle
Shell Games – George R. R. Martin
About the Authors
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About the Editor
Paula Guran is senior editor for Prime Books. She edited the Juno fantasy imprint from its small press inception through its incarnation as an imprint of Pocket Books. Guran edits the annual Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror series as well as a growing number of other anthologies. In an earlier life she produced weekly email newsletter DarkEcho (winning two Stokers, an IHG award, and a World Fantasy Award nomination), edited Horror Garage (earning another IHG and a second World Fantasy nomination), and has contributed reviews, interviews, and articles to numerous professional publications.