visions in which the authors aren't afraid to take chances with how
they deliver the stories to us."
unblinkered, gloveless reader can resist the stream of associations
unleashed by Ford's story and the rest of Trampoline: influences
as disparate as science fiction, magic realism, pulp, and Twilight
Zone morality plays."
short, Trampoline is yet another unique source of powerful,
exciting, new approaches to fantasy and interstitial fiction. It is
flexible enough and fresh enough that I hope it proves to be the beginning
of a series. It occupies its own rather beautifully fragile place
in the fantastical fiction milieu."
-- Jeff VanderMeer,
"The editor should be commended, not only for an intriguing compilation...but
that she manages to stay out of the way of it. The only thing that
intrudes here is her taste in the story selection and ordering. There's
no tiresome manifesto here, no chest-beating about movements or genres
or rants against publishing mediocrity and how some merry band of
rogues is going to revolutionize anything. She understands that the
role of editor is to let the work speak for itself."
-- SF Site
"Trampoline does what most other anthologies only dream
of--it manages to be both significant and eminently readable. Link
brings together some of the top names working in fantasy, science
fiction, and horror today, as well as some up-and-coming talents who
deserve wider recognition. All of the stories push the genre boundaries,
creating a collection on the cutting edge of modern genre fiction."
-- Peggy Hailey, Book People, Austin, TX
major anthology.... Most impressive is Greer Gilman's "A Crowd
of Bone", a huge novella, all but unclassifiable...told in Gilman's
difficult but rewarding allusive, poetic style, sheer joy to read....
The images are striking, the prose rhythms are perfect, and the slowly
emerging story is moving and starkly bittersweet."
-- Rich Horton, Locus, 8/03
constitutes 'unusual'? Some recent anthologists have tried to tackle
the question...but Link is content to show, not tell."
-- Faren Miller, Locus, 8/03
Post, July 27, 2003
-- oddly organized due to Google Ads
an elastic mattress-like contrivance on which acrobats, gymnasts,
an original anthology edited by Kelly Link, the award-winning author
of Stranger Things Happen,
and co-editor of the zine, Lady Churchill's
twenty astounding stories by Christopher Barzak, Richard Butner, Alan
DeNiro, Carol Emshwiller, Jeffrey Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Greer Gilman,
John Gonzalez, Glen Hirshberg, Samantha Hunt, Alex Irvine, Shelley
Jackson, Beth Adele Long, Maureen McHugh, Susan Mosser, Ed Park, Christopher
Rowe, Dave Shaw, Vandana Singh, and Rosalind Palermo Stevenson.