The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction

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For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. In this anniversary edition, Datlow brings back her favorite stories of the series' last decade in a special edition encompassing highlights from each edition of the work.

Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as:

  • Neil Gaiman
  • Kim Newman
  • Stephen King
  • Linda Nagata
  • Laird Barron
  • Margo Lanagan
  • And many others

  • With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today's most challenging and exciting writers. And in this anniversary edition, we share the most important stories which have been covered in the last decade of horror writing.

    Introduction--Ellen Datlow
    Lowland Sea--Suzy McKee Charnas
    Wingless Beasts--Lucy Taylor
    The Nimble Men--Glen Hirshberg
    Little America--Dan Chaon
    Black and White Sky--Tanith Lee
    The Monster Makers--Steve Rasnic Tem
    Chapter Six--Stephen Graham Jones
    In a Cavern, in a Canyon--Laird Barron
    Allochthon--Livia Llewellyn
    Shepherds' Business--Stephen Gallagher
    Down to a Sunless Sea--Neil Gaiman
    The Man from the Peak--Adam Golaski
    In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos--John Langan
    The Moraine--Simon Bestwick
    At the Riding School--Cody Goodfellow
    Cargo--E.Michael Lewis
    Tender as Teeth--Stephanie Crawford & Duane Swierczynski
    Wild Acre--Nathan Ballingrud
    The Callers--Ramsey Campbell
    This Stagnant Breath of Change--Brian Hodge
    Grave Goods--Gemma Files
    The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine--Peter Straub
    Majorlena--Jane Jakeman
    The Days of Our Lives--Adam L. G. Nevill
    You Can Stay All Day--Mira Grant
    No Matter Which Way We Turned--Brian Evenson
    Nesters--Siobhan Carroll
    Better You Believe--Carole Johnstone
    About the Authors
    Acknowledgment of Copyright
    About the Editor

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    Publication Date: 
    October 2, 2018