Season of Wonder by Paula Guran
Wonders abound with the winter holidays. Yuletide brings marvels and miracles both fantastic and scientific. Christmas spirits can bring haunting holidays, seasonal songs might be sung by unearthly choirs, and magical celebrations are the norm during this very special time of the year. The best stories from many realms of fantasy and a multitude of future universes, gift-wrapped in one spectacular treasury of wintertime wonder.
CONTENTS (alphabetical order)
Dana Cameron, “The Night Things Changed”
Orson Scott Card, “Wise Men”
Harlan Ellison, “Go Toward the Light”
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, “Home for Christmas”
Janet Kagan, “The Nutcracker Coup”
James Patrick Kelly, “The Best Christmas Ever”
Ellen Kushner, “Dulce Domum”
Charles de Lint, “Pal o’ Mine”
Robert Reed, “A Woman’s Best Friend”
M. Rickert, “The Christmas Witch”
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, “Loop”
Sarban, “A Christmas Story”
Ken Scholes, “If Dragon’s Mass Eve Be Cold and Clear”
James Stoddard, “Christmas at Hostage Canyon”
Evelyn Vaughn, “The Winter Solstice”
Connie Willis, “Newsletter”
Robert Charles Wilson, “Julian: A Christmas Story”
Gene Wolfe, “How the Bishop Sailed to Inniskeen”
This is one of my favourite collections of seasonal genre. The cover image instantly makes me feel warm and fuzzy, enchanted by the wonders of Christmas as though I reverted back to childhood, simply from gazing at a gorgeous image.
Every year when December 1st rolls around I grab this gorgeous collection from bookshelf and indulge.
The perfect way to kick off the season!