Haunted Legends

Haunted Legends

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by Ellen Datlow, Nick Mamatas
     
 

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Winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology!

Darkly thrilling, these twenty new ghost stories have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories, but each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from the world over.

Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Jeffrey

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Winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology!

Darkly thrilling, these twenty new ghost stories have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories, but each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from the world over.

Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Jeffrey Ford, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin Kiernan, Catherynne M. Valente, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, and thirteen other fine writers to create stories unlike any they've written before. Tales to make readers shiver with fear, jump at noises in the night, keep the lights on.

These twenty nightmares, brought together by two renowned editors of the dark fantastic, are delightful visions sure to send shivers down the spines of horror readers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Sure to provide a yardstick by which future ghost fiction will be measured.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Ellen Datlow's The Dark: New Ghost Stories

“What better way to spend a cold winter night than curled in front of the fireplace with a good ghost story or sixteen?” —The Dallas Morning News on Ellen Datlow's The Dark: New Ghost Stories

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429948777
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
335,428
File size:
377 KB

Meet the Author

ELLEN DATLOW has won eight World Fantasy Awards, two Bram Stoker Awards, the International Horror Guild Award, two Hugo Awards, and two Locus Awards for her work as an editor. In a career spanning more than twenty-five years, she has been the fiction editor of OMNI and SCIFI.COM. Datlow has edited many successful anthologies, including The Dark, The Coyote Road, and Inferno. She has also co-edited the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series, The Faery Reel, A Wolf at the Door, and Swan Sister. She lives in Manhattan.

NICK MAMATAS, co-editor of the groundbreaking fiction magazine Clarkesworld, lives in Northern California.


Ellen Datlow is a winner of multiple World Fantasy Awards, two Hugo Awards for Best Editor, two Bram Stoker Awards, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre." In 2014, she was named Lifetime Achievement Winner of the World Fantasy Award. In a career spanning more than twenty-five years, she has been the long-time fiction editor of Omni and more recently the fiction editor of SCIFI.COM. She has edited many successful anthologies, including Blood Is Not Enough, A Whisper of Blood, Alien Sex, Blood and Other Cravings, and, with Terri Windling, Sirens, Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Snow White, Blood Red and five other titles in their adult Fairy Tales anthology series; The Green Man, The Faery Reel, and The Coyote Road for young adults; and, for younger readers, A Wolf at the Door, Swan Sister, and Troll's Eye View. She also co-edits the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series. Ellen Datlow lives in Manhattan.
Nick Mamatas is an American author and editor, born on Long Island, New York on February 20, 1972. His novels include Move Under Ground (2004), a “Lovecraftian Beat road novel” that was nominated for the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards; the Civil War ghost story Northern Gothic (2001); and the “suburban nightmare novel” Under My Roof (2007). He is also the author of many published horror, fantasy, and science fiction short stories, some of which are collected in 3000 Miles Per Hour In Every Direction At Once (2003) and You Might Sleep... (2009). From 2006 to 2008 Mamatas co-edited the fiction magazine Clarkesworld, sharing Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominations in 2008 with publisher Neil Clarke and co-editor Sean Wallace. Since late 2008 Mamatas has worked for Viz Media as an editor of SF, fantasy, and horror translated from the Japanese. He has also edited and co-edited several anthologies, most notably Spicy Slitpstream Stories (2008, with Jay Lake), and Haunted Legends (forthcoming in 2010, with Ellen Datlow).

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Haunted Legends 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
These twenty regional ghost stories based on local legends around the world make up a spirited fun anthology that will have readers keeping the lights on for two or three weeks. All the entries are fabulous with perhaps the best of the lot being the final contribution by Joe Lansdale, "The Folding Man" and the haunting (starring Stalin's ruthless henchman Beria) "Tin Cans" by Ekaterina Sedia. Also excellent are Fiji based "That Girl" by Kaaron Warren, the Japanese located "15 Panels Depicting the Sadness of the Baku and the Jotai" by Catherynne M. Valente, and "Return to Mariabronn" by Gary A. Braunbeck. Whether it be "Akbar" by Kit Reed in India, a "Knickerbocker Holiday" by Richard Bowes in Hudson Valley New York or vampires in Rhode Island As Red as Red" by Caitlin R. Kiernan, this is a super diverse collection. Harriet Klausner
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BELLYDANCERR More than 1 year ago
Some of the stories just didn't make any sense, they were all over the place. The narrative before and after the stories dragged on. I want a refund.