“The most refreshing aspects of Year’s Best Weird Fiction: Volume Two are the same as for the other year’s-best compilations – the overwhelming majority of its contributors are writers who have come to editor and reader attention mostly within the past decade, and the quality of the work they are publishing in books and magazines that are predominantly niche markets is indisputable.”
“The anthology reflects Kathe Koja’s aesthetic and contains good to great material across the register. Consistency is a solid virtue and more difficult to achieve than readers might guess. Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume 2 does what any year’s best can be tasked to do – represent a snapshot of the field at a given moment, and succeeds admirably. Weird fiction’s roots dig deep into history. It’s the plexus that knits together fantasy and horror and creates an ever-changing whole, remarkable for its very mutability. Long may Michael Kelly’s series persist in preserving these snapshots of a splendid and vital branch of the canon.