Editors: Jane Yolen, Martin H. Greenberg, & Charles G. Waugh
Authors: Bruce Coville, Sharon Webb, Patricia A. McKillip, Patricia MacLachlan, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Jane Yolen, Charles de Lint, Diana Wynne Jones, Monica Hughes, & Diane Duane
Offered: One token to ride the New York subway system into realms unknown but strangely familiar. Also, one pass to see behind the scenes in the top-selling dreams of a young icon. Or perhaps you’d prefer a seat in the circle while Great-Grandfather Dragon tells the true story of St. George. Whatever you prefer, the offer is there–to dream and wonder.
Dragons & Dreams is a delightful collection of original short fictions by some of my favorite authors. What more need be said? The stories are wonderful and imaginative. Some of them tie in to other larger bodies of work, but all can be read individually with great enjoyment. I particularly love Yolen’s small novella retelling of St. George and the Dragon–it’s really a perfect rendition of the story. And it’s fun to see fantasy works by authors I typically associate with more “real life” genres–MacLachlan and Snyder in particular. Dragons & Dreams is a solid fantasy short story collection (every story is a gem), and I highly recommend reading it!