The Best of Cemetery Dance

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Overview

This amazing collection gathers the best short fiction from the best writers featured in the first 25 issues of the World Fantasy Award-winning magainze Cemetery Dance-a virtual who's who of contemporary masters of horror, including:

* Poppy Z. Brite
* Joe R. Landsdale
* William F. Nolan
* Nancy Collins
* Matthew Costello
* Thomas Tessier
* Richard Layman
* Steve Rasnic Tem
* Jay R. Bonansinga
* Bill Pronzini
and many more

Winner:

International Horror Critics Guild Award
World Fantasy Award
British Fantasy Award

"Cemetery Dance is one of the best. Great stuff. (Stephen King)

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Mammoth-sized roundup of the 60 best dark-fiction entries in the first 25 issues of Cemetery Dance magazine—a quarterly devoted to works of particularly dark horror, and one distinguished by the quality of its contents. Four of the stories have previously been reprinted in hardcover (including Stephen King's "Chattery Teeth," one of his most amusing, and oddest, tales), though all the fiction first appeared in Cemetery Dance. The tastiest big-ticket item is an interview with Dean Koontz, done for this collection by Robert Morrish, in which Koontz reveals some secrets of his trade—such as deciding to junk Freudian determinism in favor of free will in his fiction—and admits to rewriting the embarrassingly atrocious Demon Seed (which was done in his 20s) for its latest softcover reprint. Morrish also interviews Chizmar about the birth of Cemetery Dance, first published in 1988, and about the problems encountered in bringing out an admittedly esoteric quarterly. As for the stories, standouts include two tales by Peter Crowther, "Rustle" (a dreamy doorway leads to some rustling, sibilant, never defined but very hungry "things") and "Eater" (a necrophage keeps his freezer well stocked with human parts). Also tops are Poppy Z. Brite's stylish "A Taste of Blood and Altars" (vampires on sultry spring nights in New Orleans, an excerpt from Brite's knockout first novel Lost Souls), and William F. Nolan's "Fyodor's Law" (Raskolnikov's truly extraordinary man, unbound by conventional moral standards, comes to Los Angeles as a wealthy photographer obsessed with pictures of dismembered bodies). The anthology, in fact, serves as a kind of introduction to, and overview of, the zestful andremarkably diverse field of horror fiction in America. For those who like to dance with the dead, well worth the price.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451458049
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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