Okay, this is stoopid enough to get me blogging again.
I puzzled over the selection of some stories (in particular, Margo Lanagan’s Night of the Firstlings seemed to be neither science fiction nor fantasy, but just a retelling, albeit a well-crafted one, of a bible story)...Of course, the Angel of fricking Death isn't a fantasy element, oh no. That's gritty realism all the way, that is.
Also, 'just' a retelling? I don't know where this person's head is.