A collection of original horror and dark fantasy from the world's best writers, including Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist Many of us grew up on The Pan Book of Horror Stories and its later incarnations, Dark Voices and Dark Terrors (The Gollancz Book of Horror), which won the World Fantasy Award, the Horror Critics' Guild Award and the British Fantasy Award, but for a decade or more there has been no non-themed anthology of original horror fiction published in the mainstream. Now that horror has returned to the bookshelves, it is time for a regular anthology of brand-new fiction by the best and brightest in the field, both the Big Names and the most talented newcomers including: Ramsey Campbell Peter Crowther Dennis Etchison Elizabeth Hand Brian Hodge Caitlin R. Kiernan Stephen King John Ajvide Lindqvist Richard Christian Matheson Reggie Oliver Robert Shearman Angela Slatter Michael Marshall Smith Lisa Tuttle A Book of Horrors will be the foremost in the field: an eclectic collection of the very best chiller fiction from across the world.
A book of horrors
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
1st U.S. ed.
xi, 427 p. ;,24 cm.
Originally published: London : Jo Fletcher Books, 2011.
Whatever happened to horror? / Steven Jones
The little green god of agony / Stephen King
Charcloth, firesteel, and flint / Caitlin R. Kiernan
Ghosts with teeth / Peter Crowther
The coffin-maker's daughter / Angela Slatter
Roots and all / Brian Hodge
Tell me I'll see you again / Dennis Etchison
The music of Bengt Karlsson, murderer / John Ajvide Lindqvist
Getting it wrong / Ramsey Campbell
Alice through the plastic sheet / Robert Shearman
The man in the ditch / Lisa Tuttle
A child's problem / Reggie Oliver
Sad, dark thing / Michael Marshall Smith
Near Zennor / Elizabeth Hand
Last words / Richard Christian Matheson.
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Statement of Responsibility:
edited by Stephen Jones