Here is the latest edition of the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. This collection features some of the very best short stories and novellas by today's masters of the macabre including such writers as Neil Gaiman, Glen Hirshberg, tanith Lee, ramsey Campbell and Charles Coleman Finlay. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror also features the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror around the world, lists of useful contact addresses, and a fascinating necrology. It is the one book that is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction.
About the Author
Stephan Jones has won more awards for editing horror and fantasy than anyone else in the field. His more than sixty books include Horror: The 100 Best Books and The Mammoth Book of Vampires. He lives in London.
Kiim Newman is an award-winning novelist, critic, and broadcaster. His novels include The Night Mayor, Bad Dreams, THe bloody Red Barron, and An English Ghost Story. His fiction has been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, French, Polish, and Japanese.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
On the whole, I found this to be an unusually despondent addition to the series, despite the excellent 'Cthulhu Mythos comes to England' story which is 'The Taint' by Brian Lumley, 'The Decorations', a passable Christmas ghost story by Ramsey Campbell, the creepy, stalkerish 'I Live With You And You Don't Know It' by Carol Emshwiller (though the concept cannot be called original!), the poignant 'Time Was' by David Morrell, and 'Best New Horror' (the story), Joe Hill's satirical take on the horror-writing business. I know it's a bad sign when I begin skim-reading stories to get through them, and I did find myself doing that several times with this collection. Here's hoping for a stronger batch next time, as the collection is usually a highlight of my year!