Winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology!
Darkly thrilling, these twenty new ghost stories have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories, but each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from the world over.
Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Jeffrey Ford, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin Kiernan, Catherynne M. Valente, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, and thirteen other fine writers to create stories unlike any they've written before. Tales to make readers shiver with fear, jump at noises in the night, keep the lights on.
These twenty nightmares, brought together by two renowned editors of the dark fantastic, are delightful visions sure to send shivers down the spines of horror readers.
ContentsKnickerbocker holiday / Richard Bowes
That girl / Kaaron Warren
Akbar / Kit Reed
The spring heel / Steven Pirie
As red as red / Caitlin R. Kiernan
Tin cans / Ekaterina Sedia
Shoebox train wreck / John Mantooth
Fifteen panels depicting the sadness of the Baku and the Jotai / Catherynne M. Valente
La Llorona / Carolyn Turgeon
Face like a monkey / Carrie Laben
Down Atsion Road / Jeffrey Ford
Return to Mariabronn / Gary A. Braunbeck
Folliwng double-face woman / Erzebet YellowBoy
Oaks Park / M. K. Hobson
For those in peril on the sea / Stephen Dedman
The foxes / Lily Hoang
The Redfield girls / Laird Burton
Between heaven and hull / Pat Cadigan
- Chucky comes to Liverpool / Ramsey Campbell
The folding man / Joe R. Lansdale.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Ghost stories, American.
Ghost stories, English.
Urban folklore -- Fiction.
Legends -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Tor,2010
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
347 pages ; 25 cm