A stunning new collection of fiction inspired by the fantastic world of mangaand featuring artwork by the best in the business, including "Outerholic," by NISIOISIN (illustrated by CLAMP): CLAMP fans everywhere will appreciate the original art in this tale excerpted from NISIOISIN's upcoming novelset in the world of CLAMP's bestselling xxxHOLiCabout a woman compelled to choose disaster. "F-sensei's Pocket," by Otsuichi (illustrated by Takeshi Obata): What would youdo if you could make all your dreams come true? Here's the story of a girl who is really very ordinaryuntil a bunch of magic gadgets suddenly blow onto her porch. "Outlandos d'Amour," by Kouhei Kadono (illustrated by Ueda Hajime): For a boy who can make lightning strike, the only thing harder than learning how to control his powers is falling in love. "The Garden of Sinners," by Kinoko Nasu (illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi [TYPE-MOON]): Too many young girls are flying and dying. It has to stopand only Shiki can put an end to it. "Drill Hole in My Brain," (Written and illustrated by Otaro Maijo): The ill-fated love story of a boy with a hole in his head and a girl with a horn on hers. It was great while it lasted, but the end of their affair just might mean the end of the world. PLUS more illustrated stories, columns, interviews, and bonus features!Ballantine Books Staff is the author of 'FAUST 1' with ISBN 9780345502063 and ISBN 034550206X.