The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories

The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories Stories of the unreal of trolls and werewolves spells and sorcerers and magic lands have been part of the human psyche for as long as there are records In the present century far from being outdat

  • Title: The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories
  • Author: Tom Shippey Larry Niven Terry Pratchett Peter S. Beagle Ray Bradbury H.P. Lovecraft
  • ISBN: 9780192823984
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stories of the unreal, of trolls and werewolves, spells and sorcerers and magic lands, have been part of the human psyche for as long as there are records In the present century, far from being outdated by the rise of technology and science fiction, fantasy has once become a major literary genre expressive of the deepest feelings about humanity and its relation to thStories of the unreal, of trolls and werewolves, spells and sorcerers and magic lands, have been part of the human psyche for as long as there are records In the present century, far from being outdated by the rise of technology and science fiction, fantasy has once become a major literary genre expressive of the deepest feelings about humanity and its relation to the natural world Fantasy is indeed one of the most successful of modern literary genres, as can be seen from the sales of Tolkien and his successors Yet the rise of the fantasy trilogy has tended to obscure a long tradition of short fantasy fiction, just as enjoyable as the long books Built on the ancient foundation of the fairy tale but sharply distinguished from it, the fantasy story has evolved in often ephemeral and little known magazines Tom Shippey, editor of the companion Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories, has now brought together thirty one short fantasy stories from the last years of the nineteenth century to the immediate present The anthology shows both the development of the fantasy genre over time and the range of individual talents it has embraced, from Lord Dunsany and H P Lovecraft through John Buchan, Mervyn Peake, Larry Niven, and Angela Carter to the latest creations of Tanith Lee, Lucius Shepard, and Terry Pratchett For established readers of fantasy fiction, Tom Shippey s selection will give a taste of the many successes that have fallen out of print or missed out on fame For those less familiar with the genre, it forms an ideal introduction to perhaps the purest of literary pleasures.

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    About "Tom Shippey Larry Niven Terry Pratchett Peter S. Beagle Ray Bradbury H.P. Lovecraft"

    1. Tom Shippey Larry Niven Terry Pratchett Peter S. Beagle Ray Bradbury H.P. Lovecraft

      Publishes as T.A Shippey and Tom Shippey.

    438 thoughts on “The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories”

    1. A really interesting read. My first introduction to "The Silken-Swift" and "Bite me not or fleur de fur", both awesome stories.Contents:The demon pope /​ Richard GarnettThe fortress unvanquishable, save for Sacnoth /​ Lord DunsanyThrough the dragon glass /​ Abraham MerrittThe nameless city /​ H. P. LovecraftThe wind in the portico /​ John BuchanThe tower of the elphant /​ Robert E. HowardXeethra /​ Clark Ashton SmithJirel meets magic /​ Catherine L. MooreThe bleak shore /​ Frit [...]


    2. Originally published on my blog here in December 1999.This collection of short stories aims to be representative of the history of the modern fantasy genre, from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. The authors include many important shapers of the genre, though there are odd omissions - Tolkien, Morris, MacDonald, and Donaldson, for example. The selection concentrates on the earlier years, probably because the average reader of fantasy relies on the selection in the local bookshop and only ever [...]


    3. I read an anthology "The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories by Tom Shippey." I found it inconsistent; that is purely an opinion as a reader. I had never read H.P. Lovecraft or Robert E. Howard (Conan) and frankly, they were two of the best stories in the book. I've never read Terry Pratchett until this anthology; lovely, lovely short story. I was surprised. It was worth reading. I like short stories but I could not get into all of them.


    4. Eh. Not terrible, but not good enough to be worth slogging through. Skipped to the Tanith Lee, then sent it back to the library.


    5. I enjoyed reading these short stories. A few near the beginning of the book were not as good as the rest, but most were amazing.



    6. A great anthology that shows the progression of the fantasy genre. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy.


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