The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
Publish date: August 5th 2008
Publisher: Running Press
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Many themed anthologies have difficult sticking to their nominal theme. The more ethereal the theme, the more the stories tend to wander. Most often, they seem in fact to be mere compendia of the stories the editor could dig up, with little in the way of connective tissue. This anthology is no diffe...
The premise of the anthology is that the stories get progressively more extreme. I'm not sure that the book really delivered on the promise, particularly since towards the end extreme seemed to mean "dealt with time travel in some way." There were a lot of time travel stories.The anthology did hav...
An eclectic group of stories that get more "extreme" as the book goes on. Really shows the diversity of the genre completely avoiding the cliches that many people associate with fantasy.With a focus predominately on newer stories, it introduced me to an array of new authors that I have not read befo...