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December 2009

Year's Best Fantasy 9, ed. David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, part 6 on has put up the 6th installment of our Year's Best Fantasy 9:

Segment number six features the following stories:

“Araminta, or, The Wreck of the Amphidrake” by Naomi Novik 
“If Angels Fight” by Richard Bowes 
“Queen of the Sunlit Shore” by Liz Williams 

Registered users, download it here

Year's Best Fantasy 9, parts 2 & 3, available for free download from

Part 2:

Year’s Best Fantasy 9, Part two


Earlier this year, debuted as an imprint independent from Tor Books by publishing Year’s Best Fantasy 9, David G. Hartwell’s and Kathryn Cramer’s definitive anthology of fantastical stories.

While YBF9 is still available as a print-on demand edition, and you can buy your very own print copy at our store, we’re posting segments of the anthology on, for your reading pleasure. Each of these segments feature three or four stories from the anthology, and are available to all registered users of It’s a great way to sample some of the content in the book before deciding to part with your hard-earned cash, or of simply getting a shorter dose of wonder and the fantastical.

Segment number two features the following stories:

“Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear 
“From the Clay of His Heart” by John Brown
“The Olverung” by Stephen Woodworth 

Registered users, download it here

Part 3:

Segment number three features the following stories:

“The Rabbi’s Hobby” by Peter S. Beagle 
“26 Monkeys and the Abyss” by Kij Johnson 
“Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita” by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald 

Registered users, download it here