Fantastic—in both senses—and all-new fiction from the likes of Roddy Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'Nan, Chuck Palahnuk, Jodi Picoult, Peter Straub, and the volume's editior, Neil Gaiman, distinguishes this imaginative collection.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.