A city in a bottle. Kings. Genies. Jane Austen and Frankenstein. Grandmothers at sea . . . The acclaimed Best American Fantasy series continues with twenty stories chosen by bestselling writer Kevin Brockmeier, author of A Brief HIstory of the Dead and The Truth About Celia.
With stories by Stephen King, Peter S. Beagle, Laura Kasischke, Jeffrey Ford, and Lisa Goldstein alongside tales by Kellie Wells, Thomas Glave, Ryan Boudinot, Rebecca Makkai, Will Clarke, Martin Cozza, Chris Gavaler, John Kessel, Deborah Scwartz, Paul Tremblay, Shawn Vestal, and Katie Williams, Best American Fantasy 3 promises a richly diverse experience of contemporary fiction.
Guest editor Kevin Brockmeier is an eminent novelist and short-story writer, having received three O. Henry Awards, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and an Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award. His stories have been published in a wide variety of venues, including The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney's, and The Oxford American, and have been reprinted in Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, and the first volume of Best American Fantasy.
"A cabinet of dark wonders, and an important—no, a crucial—map of the richness and strangeness and startling range of the modern American short story." — Michael Chabon