Format: Hardcover, 380 pages
Publisher: Tor, 2000
Ellen Datlow is one of the leading anthologists in SF and fantasy. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award as the best editor and has won three World Fantasy Awards.
In Vanishing Acts, she has gathered together an extraordinary group of stories that cohere around the idea of endangered species - interpreted to include in some cases the human race. The contents are four excellent reprints (by Suzy McKee Charnas, Avram Davidson, Karen Joy Fowler, and Bruce McAllister) and a dozen new stories, including a long novella by Ted Chiang.