The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight

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A town is held hostage by an unholy bargain made by some of the inhabitants; a party game on Halloween brings back memories better left forgotten; one misstep changes the balance of survival during the apocalypse; a group of seemingly typical travelers are stranded in an airport; a widower's holiday in a seaside town becomes a nightmare . . . The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year's best offerings in short fiction horror. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, Stephen Graham Jones, Carmen Maria Machado, and more. For more than three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. Night Shade Books is proud to present the eighth volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night. Table of Contents: Summation 2015 - Ellen DatlowWe Are All Monsters Here - Kelley Armstrong Universal Horror - Stephen Graham JonesSlaughtered Lamb - Tom JohnstoneIn a Cavern, In a Canyon - Laird Barron Between the Pilings - Steve Rasnic Tem Snow - Dale BaileyIndian Giver - Ray Cluley My Boy Builds Coffins - Gary McMahon The Woman in the Hill - Tamsyn Muir Underground Economy - John Langan The Rooms Are High - Reggie OliverAll the Day You'll Have Good Luck - Kate JonezLord of the Sand - Stephen BaconWilderness - Letitia Trent Fabulous Beasts - Priya Sharma Descent - Carmen Maria MachadoHippocampus - Adam Nevill Black Dog - Neil Gaiman The 21st Century Shadow - Stephanie M. WytovichThis Stagnant Breath of Change - Brian Hodge Honorable Mentionsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 425g
  • Newberg, United States
  • English
  • 1597808539
  • 9781597808538
  • 604,037

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 You just can't have a list of recommended speculative anthologies without including an Ellen Datlow anthology. It's. Not. Possible. The line-up in The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight is absolutely stupendous, featuring the most frighteningly talented authors in horror fiction."  Once again, [Ellen Datlow supplies] an invaluable book, featuring excellent short fiction and, in addition, providing as always precious information about what happened in the horror field last year." Mario Guslandi, British Fantasy Society "Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year series is one of the best investments you can make in short fiction. The current volume is no exception." Adventures Fantastic "The maturity, craft, and frightening imaginative power so evident in these writers gives me hope for the future of short fiction." HellNotes "The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight is a great addition to both the series and my bookshelf. As par for the course with a fine anthology, I've discovered both new authors I want to read more from (Sharma), and familiar authors I need to read more from (I'm convinced Stephen Graham Jones is mocking me at this point). There's no reason why fans of variety won't want to pick this up." Steve Pattee,  Are you ready for some chills and thrills? This collection of stories will have you turning the lights on and keeping them on. The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight has a great list of authors who each guarantee wonderful characters and world building." Fresh Fiction, Fresh Pick of the Day "The collection is consistently strong, with several excellent stories. Well worth it for fans of horror short fiction."-SFRevushow more

About Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost thirty years. She was the fiction editor of Omni magazine and Sci Fiction online magazine and has edited more than sixty anthologies. Datlow is the winner of multiple Hugo, Shirley Jackson, and Bram Stoker awards. She lives in New York more

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