Hauntings

Format: Print Book 2013
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Summary
This fiendish anthology, complied by the horror genre's most acclaimed editor, drags you into the twisted minds of modern literary masters at their fiendish best. Visionary storytellers fill this collection of tales lyrical and strange, monstrous and exhilarating, horrific and transformative.

*A sweetly vengeful voice on the radio calls a young soldier out to join a phantom patrol.

*A hotel maid who threw her newborn child from a fourth-story window lingers in an interminable state.

*An intern in a paranormal research facility delves deeply into the unexplained deaths of two staff members.

*A serial killer plans his ultimate artistic achievement: the unveiling of an extremely special instrument in a very private concert.

At once familiar and shocking, these riveting stories will haunt you long after you put down your book and turn out the light.
Contents
Eenie, meenie, ipsateenie / Pat Cadigan
Hunger : a confession / Dale Bailey
Cargo / E. Michael Lewis
Delta Sly Honey / Lucius Shepard
Nothing will hurt you / David Morrell
The Ammonite violin (Murder ballad no. 4) / Caitlín R. Kiernan
Haunted / Joyce Carol Oates / The have-nots / Elizabeth Hand
Closing time / Neil Gaiman
Anna / F. Paul Wilson
Mr. Fiddlehead / Jonathan Carroll
The fooly / Terry Dowling
The toll / Paul Walther
The Pennine Tower Restaurant / Simon Kurt Unsworth
Distress call / Connie Willis
The horn / Stephen Gallagher
Everybody goes / Michael Marshall Smith
Transfigured night / Richard Bowes
Hula Ville / James P. Blaylock
The bedroom light / Jeffrey Ford
Spectral evidence / Gemma Files
Two houses / Kelly Link
Where angels come in / Adam L.G. Nevill
Hunger, an introduction / Peter Straub.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This anthology of 24 previously published dark fantasy and horror stories, edited by the ever-adept Datlow (Blood and Other Cravings), explores a variety of situations in which people encounter literal or figurative specters from beyond. Some feature the ghosts of lovers or spouses wronged, while others give readers a powerful lens through which to view the evil people can do here on Earth, as in the gut-wrenching "Cargo" by E. Michael Lewis. The theme is interpreted quite loosely and in varied ways, though many of the stories-such as the atmospheric opener, Pat Cadigan's "Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie," and Adam L.G. Nevill's tense "Where Angels Come In"-hinge on anxieties relating to children in peril. Even so, the collection flows smoothly, capturing the pleasantly shivery dread of a round of ghost stories told by a fire, with only a few hiccups or sour notes (the most sour being Richard Bowes's deeply unpleasant "Transfigured Night"). Solid entries by Neil Gaiman, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and Joyce Carol Oates capture the mood perfectly and will thrill fans of the eerie. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Ghost stories.
Horror tales.
Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher San Francisco :Tachyon Publications,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Datlow, Ellen.
Language English
Description 420 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781616960889 (pbk.)
1616960884 (pbk.)
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