The year's best dark fantasy & horror. Volume one

Format: Print Book 2020
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CLP - Hill District Fiction Collection FICTION Year's
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Horror FICTION Year's
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Summary
Join twenty-five masterful authors and talented newcomers with more than 400 pages of the disturbing, unnerving, haunting, and strange. This outstanding annual exploration of the year's best dark fiction delivers tales of deathly possession, the weirdly surreal, mysterious melancholy, and frighteningly plausible futures.

Confront your own humanity and the fears that stir you--from the darkly supernatural and painfully familiar to the disquieting terror of the unknown.
Contents
Introduction : strange days / Paula Guran
The fourth trimester is the strangest / Rebecca Campbell
Shattered sidewalks of the human heart / Sam J. Miller
The surviving child / Joyce Carol Oates
The promise of saints / Angela Slatter
Burrowing machines / Sara Saab
About the O'Dells / Pat Cadigan
A catalog of storms / Fran Wilde
Thoughts and prayers / Ken Liu
Logic puzzles / Vaishnavi Patel
A strange uncertain light / G.V. Anderson
Conversations with the sea witch / Theodora Goss
Haunt / Carmen Maria Machado
Nice things / Ellen Klages
Glass eyes in porcelain faces / Jack Westlake
Phantoms of the midway / Seanan McGuire
Hunting by the river / Daniel Carpenter
Boiled bones and black eggs / Nghi Vo
His heart is the haunted house / Aimee Ogden
In that place she grows a garden / Del Sandeen
The blur in the corner of your eye / Sarah Pinsker
The coven of dead girls / L'Eron Ogle
Blood is another word for hunger / Rivers Solomon
The thing, with feathers / Marissa Lingen
Some kind of blood-soaked future / Carlie St. George
Read after burning / Maria Dahvana Headley.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Twenty-five tales of murder, revenge, monstrous creatures, and a love story or two are included in this anthology. Guran's introduction states the stories were not chosen with any theme in mind but there is a pervasive thread of loss here: of life, of family, of self, of the world as it was. In "Shattered Sidewalks of the Human Heart" by Sam J. Miller, a New York City cabbie receives a piece of Kong from an embittered Ann Darrow, the woman who cared for the Eighth Wonder of the World. Ken Liu's "Thoughts and Prayers" spotlights a grieving mother's attempts to change attitudes toward gun violence through social media. In Nghi Vo's "Boiled Bones and Back Eggs," an innkeeper and her niece, who serve both the living and the dead, have their lives disrupted when a vainglorious ghost comes to stay. Theodora Goss reflects on a classic fairy tale in "Conversations With the Sea Witch," while Maria Dahvana Headley presents a lyrical ode to the magic of knowledge and those determined to preserve it in "Read After Burning." Fans of dark storytelling will be delighted."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fantasy fiction, English.
Fantasy fiction, American.
Horror tales, English.
Horror tales, American.
Fantasy fiction.
Horror fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher Hoboken, New Jersey :2020
Other Titles Year's best dark fantasy and horror 2020
Contributors Guran, Paula, editor.
Language English
Description xii, 423 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-423).
ISBN 9781645060253
164506025X
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