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New York Fantastic

Fantasy Stories from the City that Never Sleeps

Edited by Paula Guran

Fantasy spreads across the five boroughs in the first volume of a new anthology series collecting fantastic and extraordinary stories set in specific urban locales.

An intriguing but insular man with telekinetic powers becomes New York City’s greatest superhero . . . A love affair blossoms between the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building . . . There are tunnels under New York that do not appear on any map . . . Being a Manhattan real estate broker for supernaturals is a real challenge . . .

Editor and anthologist Paula Guran collects a diverse array of unusual and memorable tales set in the Big Apple, from a who’s-who of New York Times bestsellers and Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writers including George R. R. Martin, Peter Straub, Naomi Novik, Maria Dahvana Headley, Holly Black, and many more.

Anyone who’s visited New York, New York knows what a “magical” place it is; these stories reveal just how marvelous, extraordinary, mysterious, and even occasionally eerie a truly fantastic city can be.

“Make[s] creative use of the Big Apple’s varied communities and cultures. . . . [as] Guran mixes horror with gentler fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly

“In a rare feat for anthologies, New York Fantastic has no weak spots, no tales to flip past . . . I’m never going to look at New York quite the same way again after reading these tales. You likely won’t either.”—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“Shows readers a side of New York that lurks beneath the bright lights. . . . If you love fantasy and like an adventurous read filled with fascinating supernatural creatures, then NEW YORK FANTASTIC is just what you are looking for!”—Fresh Fiction

“Make[s] creative use of the Big Apple’s varied communities and cultures. . . . [as] Guran mixes horror with gentler fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly

“In a rare feat for anthologies, New York Fantastic has no weak spots, no tales to flip past . . . I’m never going to look at New York quite the same way again after reading these tales. You likely won’t either.”—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“Shows readers a side of New York that lurks beneath the bright lights. . . . If you love fantasy and like an adventurous read filled with fascinating supernatural creatures, then NEW YORK FANTASTIC is just what you are looking for!”—Fresh Fiction