Gavin Grant and Kelly Link have announced that there will be no volume of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror published in 2009. This is sad news indeed. I remember picking up the first volume, with its creamy Tom Canty cover, back when it was just The Year’s Best Fantasy, and have followed it every year as it became the award-winning icon of the field that it has become.
The note from Gavin and Kelly doesn’t say much about the fate of the series, but I hope it turns out well for everyone involved. Gavin, Kelly, and Ellen are all friends, and I would only want success for them.