Horror: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition

Horror: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition

by John Gregory Betancourt, Sean Wallace
     
 

The best stories of the year: here is a collection of the best horror prose written in 2005, by some of the genre's greatest authors, and selected by two of horror's most respected editors. In this volume you'll find stories by Joe Lansdale, Jack Cady, Holly Phillips, Nicholas Royle, Joe Hill, Caitlin Kiernan, M. Rickert, Richard Bowes, Barbara Roden, Clive

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The best stories of the year: here is a collection of the best horror prose written in 2005, by some of the genre's greatest authors, and selected by two of horror's most respected editors. In this volume you'll find stories by Joe Lansdale, Jack Cady, Holly Phillips, Nicholas Royle, Joe Hill, Caitlin Kiernan, M. Rickert, Richard Bowes, Barbara Roden, Clive Barker, Laird Barron, Jeff VanderMeer, Ramsey Campbell, Nick Mamatas, Michael Marshall Smith, Simon Owens and David Niall Wilson.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The 17 stories Betancourt and Wallace have assembled for the inaugural volume of horror fiction's third "best of" annual series make for a slimmer selection than either Stephen Jones's Best New Horror or Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Fantasy and Horror omnibuses, but they show that horror, when well written, is equally potent in small doses. Richard Bowes's "There's a Hole in the City," a haunting tale of the supernatural, captures the desolation and desperation of downtown Manhattan in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Caitl n Kiernan's "Le Peau Verte" is, by contrast, a surreal absinthe dream about an encounter with an otherworldly race. A number of tales reside in the no-man's land between supernatural and psychological horror, including Joe Hill's "The Cape," in which wild talents push a sibling rivalry into psychopathology. Additional contributions by Ramsey Campbell, Clive Barker, Jeff VanderMeer, Michael Marshall Smith and Joe R. Lansdale help this book become less the new kid on the block than a contender among its competitors. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809556489
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Horror: the Best Of Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,034,224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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