Best New Horror 1 [NOOK Book]

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From razor sharp terror to supernatural chills...

This sensational for the best short horror novels and stories collects spine-melting material from all areas of the field - blood-soaked reveries; splatterplunk nightmares; and thought-provoking fantasies that linger long into the night.

Rare treats include the 'The Pin' by Robert R. McMannon, one of the most sustained, stomach churning chillers of recent years; Thomas Tessier's elegant ...

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Best New Horror 1

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Overview


From razor sharp terror to supernatural chills...

This sensational for the best short horror novels and stories collects spine-melting material from all areas of the field - blood-soaked reveries; splatterplunk nightmares; and thought-provoking fantasies that linger long into the night.

Rare treats include the 'The Pin' by Robert R. McMannon, one of the most sustained, stomach churning chillers of recent years; Thomas Tessier's elegant 'Blanca'; 'The Horn' by Stephen Gallagher and Thomas Ligotti's dark vision 'The Strange Design of Master Rignolo'.

Included are other writers at the pinnacle of their careers: Karl Edward Wagner, Richard Laymon, Steve Rasnic Tem and Ramsey Campbell, as well as rising stars like Kim Newman, Ian Watson, Brian Lumley, Chet Williamson and many more.

This new edition of the premiere collection of the year's finest horror stories continues its tradition of riveting tales of terror from some of the best-known contemporary writers. Contributors include Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Lisa Tuttle, Thomas Ligotti, Karl Edward Wagner, and Kim Newman.

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Editorial Reviews

Elliott Swanson
This horror anthology series has been accumulating critical kudos for showcasing the best writing in the field. Much of the third outing is devoted to the genre's mainstay, psychological horror; in other words, horror that pays more attention to dying souls than it does to living corpses. Many of the major authors in the field are represented in the book's 29 pieces, including K. W. Jeter, Ramsey Campbell, Robert R. McCammon, Dennis Etchison, and Thomas Tessier. Noticeably absent is Clive Barker. Not all of the space, however, is given over to brand name writers. One of the best stories in the book is Grant Morrison's "The Braille Encyclopedia," a nasty little yarn about a new concept in information storage and retrieval. The only clunker is "Busted in Buttown," a silly, one-liner-oriented piece that would have been more at home in an old 1950s horror comic. This volume continues the welcome tradition of providing an overview of developments within the genre in terms of both print and media-related offerings. The less useful necrology of famous and obscure people associated with the field is also retained. A solid choice for public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472113610
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson
  • Publication date: 10/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 107,596
  • File size: 825 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Bravo

    Ive read so many of this series.getting #1 was the perfect start to more to come.

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