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The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy - Orson Scott Card, Mike Ashley, Paul Di Filippo, R.A. Lafferty, Christopher Priest, Michael Swanwick, Peter Crowther, Howard Waldrop, William Hope Hodgson, Michael Moorcock, Jeffrey Ford, Sean McMullen, Lawrence Person, Liz Williams, Tim Pratt, Andy Duncan, A.A. Attanasio 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 before.

For me, some of the best stories were:

"Sandmagic" by Orson Scott Card
"The Old House Under the Snow" by Rhys Hughs
"Using It and Losing It" by Jonathan Lethem
"Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani" by William Hope Hodgeson
"The Fence at the End of the World" by Melissa Mia Hall
"I, Haruspex" by Christopher Priest
"Tower of Babylon" by Ted Chiang

There were other good ones and one or two duds but generally a good collection.