Published in 2013, this is an impressive collection of fantasy short stories — there was only one here that didn't really grab me.
K J Parker's
The Dragonslayer of Merebarton (set, peripherally, in the
Engineer universe) is excellent, as expected. Ellen Klages'
Sponda the Suet
Girl and the Secret of the French Pearl features some highly entertaining
alchemy. Several others — e.g. Ellen Kushner and Ysabeu S. Wilce's
Last, Great Adventure and Jeffrey Ford's
Spirits of Salt —
play with the fairy-tale form. All in all, good stuff, and highly recommended;
I'll be seeking more from all the authors here.