A Book of Horrors

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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.

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About the author

STEPHEN JONES is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than one hundred books in the horror and fantasy genres. A former television director/producer, movie publicist, and consultant (including the first three Hellraiser movies), he has edited the reprint anthology Best New Horror for more than twenty years. He lives in Wembley, Middlesex, and travels widely.

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Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
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Published on
Sep 18, 2012
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9781250018533
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Horror
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For twenty years The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror has been recognized as the world's foremost annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. Now, with one story from each year in which it has been published, from 1989 to 2008, representing the work of dozens of authors, many of them acknowledged as the foremost practitioners of the genre, multi-award-winning editor Stephen Jones looks back on two decades of superb writing to bring readers the ultimate horror fiction anthology.

With names such as Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Michael Marshall Smith, Paul J. McAuley and Lisa Tuttle, this collection represents a true landmark in horror fiction publishing.


Praise for Stephen Jones:

'Horror's last maverick.' - Christopher Fowler

'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.'- Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books

'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones.' - Roz Kavaney, Time Out

'Edited by Stephen Jones, a member of that tiny band of anthologists whose work is so reliably good that you automatically reach out and grab hold of any new volume spotted if you are wise.'- Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy

'One of the genre's most enthusiastic cheerleaders.' - Publishers Weekly

'Horror readers owe Stephen Jones a lot.' - Rue Morgue

'Edited by the prolific and reliable Stephen Jones.' - SFX Magazine

'Jones performs his usual exemplary job.' - Starlog (UK)

'A new horror anthology from Stephen Jones is always an event' - Dennis Etchison

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