The Best Horror of the Year Volume One [NOOK Book]

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An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend... who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor's guilt is haunted by the ...
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The Best Horror of the Year Volume One

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Overview

An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend... who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor's guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch's candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high-class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them...

What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty-one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.

Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
After 22 years of pulling the horror content for the now-discontinued Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series, Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound) goes solo with this stellar start to a new “best of” annual. As in the past, her picks confirm that “horror” is a storytelling approach with endlessly inventive possibilities. In E. Michael Lewis's “Cargo,” a haunting Twilight Zone–type tale, an airplane picks up something otherworldly as part of its latest transport. Euan Harvey's creepy “Harry and the Monkey” turns an urban legend into reality. R.B. Russell's “Loup-garou” is a highly original shape-shifter story with a subtle psychological twist, and Daniel LeMoal's “Beach Head” a bracing conte cruel with a Lord of the Flies cast. In addition to the richly varied stories, Datlow provides her usual comprehensive coverage of the year in horror in an introduction that's indispensable reading for horror aficionados. (Dec.)
School Library Journal
Adult/High School—This extraordinary compilation can be read as a coherent, unified text. Mainly composed of slow-burning tales with a deep sense of historical/political setting, the collection focuses on the horror to be found in the mundane facts of life, particularly family life: relatives who have died, broken homes, families struggling to hold together. The stories also challenge the traditional connection between horror and the supernatural. Many of them, such as Margo Lanagan's chilling "The Goosle," have no elements of the supernatural at all, and those that do, such as Steve Duffy's exquisite, heartbreaking "The Clay Party," often feature neutral or actively positive interactions with the Beyond. Instead, in almost every story, the horror comes directly from the evil or misguided intentions of humans. Inevitably, the pieces vary in quality, and one might have preferred a more critical introduction from Datlow, but this collection is not to be missed.—Mark Flowers, John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597802413
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: Best Horror of the Year , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 397,429
  • File size: 516 KB

Meet the Author

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror shortfiction for over twenty- five years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION and has edited more thanfifty anthologies, including the horror half of the long-running The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Inferno, Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Lovecraft Unbound, Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Noir, The Beastly Bride and Other Tales of the Animal People, Teeth: Vampire Tales, (the latter two with Terri Windling), and Haunted Legends (with Nick Mamatas).

Forthcoming are Blood and Other Cravings and After (the last with Windling).

She's has won multiple Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and The Shirley Jackson Award for her
editing. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre."

She lives in New York. More information can be found at datlow.com or at her blog: ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/
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Table of Contents

Summation 2008 Ellen Datlow 1

Cargo E. Michael Lewis 35

If Angels Fight Richard Bowes 47

The Clay Party Steve Duffy 71

Penguins of the Apocalypse William Browning Spencer 87

Esmeralda Glen Hirshberg 109

The Hodag Trent Hergenrader 125

Very Low-Flying Aircraft Nicholas Royle 135

When the Gentlemen Go By Margaret Ronald 145

The Lagerstätte Laird Barron 153

Harry and the Monkey Euan Harvey 177

Dress Circle Miranda Siemienowicz 189

The Rising River Daniel Kaysen 197

Sweeney among the Straight Razors JoSelle Vanderhooft 211

Loup-garou R. B. Russell 213

Girl in Pieces Graham Edwards 221

It Washed Up Joe R. Lansdale 241

The Thirteenth Hell Mike Allen 243

The Goosle Margo Lanagan 245

Beach Head Daniel LeMoal 257

The Man from the Peak Adam Golaski 267

The Narrows Simon Bestwick 279

Honorable Mentions 311

About the Authors 315

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    One decent story in the whole book!

    What a waste of money. Nothing scary and half the storys didnt even make much sense! Dont waste yourmoney on this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Ripoff

    I bought the book and got 37 pages of listings of other books and magizines! Where the heck is the other 330 pages that is suppose to be short stories?

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