Best American Fantasy 2 Table of Contents

Matt Cheney has posted the table of contents for Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s Best American Fantasy: 2008 over on his blog, and it looks very cool indeed.  I am incredibly delighted that two of the nineteen stories are from Eclipse One: Peter Beagle’s “The Last and Only, or Mr Moscowitz Becomes French” and Jeffrey Ford’s “The Drowned Life”.  I love both stories a lot, and think Peter’s story is one of the best things he’s ever written.  I’ve read a healthy chunk of the book while reading for my own year’s best, and for me it meets the gold standard – in a world where people send me free books, would I buy it?  And I would.  Matt also reports that the very talented Kevin Brockmeier, who wrote a novel that Kelly sent me which creeped me out so much I couldn’t finish it, is editing the 2009 volume.  I’ll be fascinated to see what he comes up with next year.

Edit: Amended to correct second sentence, adding ‘is editing the 2009 volume’.