Horror : the best of the year

Format: Print Book 2006
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection PN6120.95.H727 H64 2006x
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Horror
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The best stories of the year: here is a collection of the best horror prosewritten in 2005, by some of the genre's greatest authors, and selected by two ofhorror's most respected editors. In this volume you'll find stories by JoeLansdale, Jack Cady, Holly Phillips, Nicholas Royle, Joe Hill, Caitlin Kiernan,M. Rickert, Richard Bowes, Barbara Roden, Clive Barker, Laird Barron, JeffVanderMeer, Ramsey Campbell, Nick Mamatas, Michael Marshall Smith, Simon Owensand David Niall Wilson.
Introduction / John Gregory Betancourt & Sean Wallace
The shadows, kith and kin / Joe R. Landsale
The souls of drowning mountain / Jack Cady
The other grace / Holly Phillips
Sitting tenant / Nicholas Royle
The cape / Joe Hill
La Peau verte [Green skin] / Caitlin R. Kiernan
A very little madness goes a long way / M. Rickert
There's a hole in the city / Richard Bowes
Northwest passage / Barbara Roden
Proboscis / Laird Barron
Haeckel's tale / Clive Barker
Lost / Jeff VanderMeer
Unblinking / Ramsey Campbell
Real people slash / Nick Mamatas
Fair exchange / Michael Marshall Smith
This hand, waving / Simon Owens
The call of farther shores / David Niall Wilson.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The 2006 Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, not out yet, could do worse than reprise half or more of this series-launching partial competitor's contents. Perhaps the standout, among 17 stories in all, is Holly Phillips' The Other Grace, about a teenager who instantaneously loses her personality, but Barbara Roden's spirit-of-the-woods creep-out, Northwest Passage, and Michael Marshall Smith's Cockney thief's tale, Fair Exchange, are strong runners-up. It's a toss-up as to which fantasy of flight herein--Joe Hill's The Cape or M. Rickert's A Very Little Madness Goes a Long Way --is more unsettling, though the sudden malevolence in Hill's story is hugely shocking because of its quiet, unforeseen arrival. Nicholas Royle's Sitting Tenant gives the haunted house story an icy fillip, Nick Mamatas' memoir with one false claim (he says) pokes delicious fun at radical youth, and until its unsatisfying ending, Caitlin R. Kiernan's La Peau Verte is impeccably written. For action, try Laird Barron's blood-curdling bounty-hunter caper, Proboscis. Meanwhile, Ramsey Campbell's Poe-esque Unblinking shows him better at short stories than novels. --Ray Olson Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The 17 stories Betancourt and Wallace have assembled for the inaugural volume of horror fiction's third "best of" annual series make for a slimmer selection than either Stephen Jones's Best New Horror or Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Fantasy and Horror omnibuses, but they show that horror, when well written, is equally potent in small doses. Richard Bowes's "There's a Hole in the City," a haunting tale of the supernatural, captures the desolation and desperation of downtown Manhattan in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Caitl!n Kiernan's "Le Peau Verte" is, by contrast, a surreal absinthe dream about an encounter with an otherworldly race. A number of tales reside in the no-man's land between supernatural and psychological horror, including Joe Hill's "The Cape," in which wild talents push a sibling rivalry into psychopathology. Additional contributions by Ramsey Campbell, Clive Barker, Jeff VanderMeer, Michael Marshall Smith and Joe R. Lansdale help this book become less the new kid on the block than a contender among its competitors. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Horror tales.
Horror fiction.
Publisher Rockville, Md. :Prime Books :2006
Distributed by Diamond Book Distributors,
Edition 2006 ed.
Contributors Betancourt, John.
Wallace, Sean.
Language English
Notes "Collection of the best horror prose written in 2005"--p.. 4 of cover.
Description 319 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0809556480
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