In 1994, 'Realms of Fantasy' burst upon the short fiction scene and quickly established itself as one of the premiere publishers of fantastical literature. During its seventeen year run, the magazine published over a hundred issues and 600 stories, garnering numerous nominations and awards, and earned itself a reputation for publishing quality fiction by both established pros and upcoming talents. In 2007, Douglas Cohen began a retrospective series on his personal blog while working on the magazine's editorial staff, reading and blogging about each issue of this prestigious magazine, offering his detailed thoughts and insights. Now for the first time, this comprehensive retrospective series has been collected into book form, discussing every last issue of one of the most important speculative magazines to come along in the last twenty years. Fans of 'Realms of Fantasy' will rejoice at revisiting these stories through the eyes of one of the magazine's editors. Lovers of fantasy literature and its history will appreciate the journey through the magazine's pages, and writers of fantasy fiction will relish the opportunity to explore the pages of this important magazine in such intimate fashion.