"Stories–subtly disturbing, ruthlessly brilliant–by eighteen top-of-the-trend writers."–Ursula K. Le Guin
"Compellingly weird and weirdly compelling narratives."
"Reinventing surrealism and pushing fiction's boundaries . . ."
""Fantastic Women" is a book you want to keep close to you at all times. Reading it made me feel I was inside the imaginations of 18 wildly talented writers. What fantastic company they make."–Vendela Vida, author of "The Lovers" and "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name"
""Fantastic Women" puts on a clinic of what's possible in the short story today. And 'fantastic' is an understatement. The best anthology I've read in years."–Ben Marcus
"That the future is female is nowhere more thrillingly beholdable than in the dominion of literary fiction, where women writers' rejection of rote realism and received forms has cleared the way for visionary misadventure, soulful weirdness, and verbal outlandishments of the highest order. The page-by-page grit and shimmer of these stories, the unlidded imagination and teeming wisdom of these bold and unpredictable writers, reanimate our language and our literature. Here at last is an anthology that's all guts and all gusto, motioning forcibly toward the new world that all of us–women and men alike–had better know now or never."–Gary Lutz, author of "Stories in the Worst Way" and "I Looked Alive"