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A Creature of Moonlight
Rebecca Hahn
Saffron And Brimstone: Strange Stories
Elizabeth Hand
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Lois McMaster Bujold
Snow in May: Stories
Kseniya Melnik
The Coyote Road - 'Ellen Datlow',  'Terri Windling' I had very high expectations of this anthology, both because of the excellent editors, who are two of my personal favorites, and because of the high number of really good authors featured in the contents list.

Unfortunately, I felt a little disappointed in it. Most of the the stories were, I felt, good but not great. Many of the authors mention in their notes that the stories were written on request, specifically for this anthology, and I think that sometimes it shows, both in a commissioned-not-inspired feel to some of the works, or a sense of "maybe I can work a trickster into this work-in-progress."

One notable exception was Kelly Link's "The Constable of Abal," which I loved. I really need to get my hands on more of her stuff!