Best of
Fantasy

1965

The Anything Box


Zenna Henderson - 1965
    The Grunder, a thing of horror which, if defeated, restores love... The Noise-Eater, created by a child out of his fevered imagination, gobbles up anything--or anyone--that makes a sound... The Coveti, residents of an alien world poisoned by the intrusion of the stranger from Earth... The Beast Hill, an ordinary mound of earth, except that its grass resembles fur, and--doesn't it move?

The Animal Family


Randall Jarrell - 1965
    Almost nowhere in fiction is there a stranger, dearer, or funnier family -- and the life that the members of The Animal Family live together, there in the wilderness beside the sea, is as extraordinary and as enchanting as the family itself.

The Blue Fairy Book


Andrew Lang - 1965
    Here in one attractive paperbound volume - with enlarged print - are Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltzkin, Beauty and the Beast, Hansel and Gretel, Puss in Boots, Trusty John, Jack and the Giantkiller, Goldilocks, and many other favorites that have become an indispensable part of our culture heritage.All in all, this collection contains 37 stories, all arranged in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as his first-rate literary abilities makes his collection invaluable in the English language.

The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth


Roger Zelazny - 1965
    In Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, Zelazny's rare ability to mix the dream-like, disturbing imagery of fantasy with the real-life hardware of science fiction is on full display. His vivid imagination and fine prose made him one of the most highly acclaimed writers in his field.Contents:· The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth · nv F&SF Mar ’65 · The Keys to December · nv New Worlds Aug ’66 · Devil Car [Sam Nurdock] · ss Galaxy Jun ’65 · A Rose for Ecclesiastes · nv F&SF Nov ’63 · The Monster and the Maiden · vi Galaxy Dec ’64 · Collector’s Fever · vi Galaxy Jun ’64 · This Mortal Mountain · nv If Mar ’67 · This Moment of the Storm · nv F&SF Jun ’66 · The Great Slow Kings · ss Worlds of Tomorrow Dec ’63 · A Museum Piece · ss Fantastic Jun ’63 · Divine Madness · ss Magazine of Horror Sum ’66 · Corrida · ss Anubis v1 #3 ’68 · Love Is an Imaginary Number · ss New Worlds Jan ’66 · The Man Who Loved the Faioli · ss Galaxy Jun ’67 · Lucifer · ss Worlds of Tomorrow Jun ’64

The Gift of the Wondrous Fig Tree


Magda Szabó - 1965
    But Lala is no ordinary fairy child. He shows very little interest in the spells he learns in fairy school and prefers the company of humans, befriending a recently orphaned girl, Beata, and her uncle. The queen hopes her sons behavior will improve after she marries Amalfi, the captain of the palace guard, who already loves the prince as his own.Meanwhile the power-hungry Adderpater, wizard, scholar, and coregent of the land, identifies the cause of the princes strange behavior: Lala has a human heart. The punishment for having a human organ is cruel in Fairyland. Iris will do anything to save her son, even marry the ancient wizard and banish Gigi, the truth-telling unicorn. Will the lights of Fairyland go out forever? Or will Lalas human heart give him the courage to restore justice and happiness?

Walt Disney's Fantasyland


Walt Disney Company - 1965
    Stories included:The Sleeping BeautyPinocchioPeter and the WolfGrandpa BunnyBongoSnow White and the Seven DwarfsDumbo of the CircusMother GooseThe Three Little PigsCinderellaThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Grasshopper and the AntsThe Ugly DucklingThe Brave Little TailorBabes in Toyland

The Autumn People


Ray Bradbury - 1965
    ComicsContents:· Foreword · fw · There Was an Old Woman · ss Weird Tales Jul ’44 · The Screaming Woman · ss Today May 27 ’51 · Touch and Go! · ss Detective Book Magazine Nov ’48; ; as “The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl”, EQMM Jan ’53 · The Small Assassin · ss Dime Mystery Magazine Nov ’46 · The Handler · ss Weird Tales Jan ’47 · The Lake · ss Weird Tales May ’44 · The Coffin [“Wake for the Living”] · ss Dime Mystery Magazine Sep ’47 · Let’s Play “Poison” · ss Weird Tales Nov ’46

Mainly in Moonlight


Nicholas Stuart Gray - 1965
    Twelve enchanting stories about magic and magicians, starlight and sorcery.

The World of Tiers, Volume 1


Philip José Farmer - 1965
    Paul J. Finnegan, also from our contemporary world). Separately and together, the two heroes contend against the Lords who rule the separate universes, of which the marvelous many-leveled World of Tiers is the center. Mythological and legendary creatures and characters abound: centaurs and harpies, mermaids and Indians, aliens and beautiful women.

The Addams Family


Jack Sharkey - 1965
    Sometimes they have a guest, sometimes another delicacy...And while they eat, Lurch lumbers ponderously about from room to room dusting the furniture--it usually takes nearly thirty buckets.

The Magic Man and Other Science-Fantasy Stories


Charles Beaumont - 1965
    Don Congdon, Dell, 1957 31 · The Last Caper · ss F&SF Mar ’54 42 · The New People [as by Michael Phillips] · ss Rogue Aug ’58 63 · The Vanishing American · ss F&SF Aug ’55 74 · The Monster Show · ss Playboy May ’56 81 · The Magic Man · ss Night Ride and Other Journeys, Bantam, 1960 101 · A Classic Affair · ss Playboy Dec ’55 115 · The Hunger · ss Playboy Apr ’55 130 · Black Country · ss Playboy Sep ’54 152 · The Love-Master [as by S. M. Tenneshaw] · ss Rogue Feb ’57 162 · The Dark Music · ss Playboy Dec ’56 177 · Fair Lady · ss The Hunger and Other Stories, Putnam, 1957 183 · Perchance to Dream · ss Playboy Oct ’58 192 · The Crooked Man · ss Playboy Aug ’55 201 · Open House · ss The Hunger and Other Stories, Putnam, 1957 213 · Last Rites · ss If Oct ’55 228 · The Murderers · ss Esquire Feb ’55 241 · A Death in the Country [“The Deadly Will to Win”] · ss Playboy Nov ’57 257 · Afterword · Richard Matheson · aw

The Apple Stone


Nicholas Stuart Gray - 1965
    They learn that it has the ability to bring things to life, and they willfully and impulsively make use of this ability with varied results.