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Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

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1. Features Hugo, Edgar, Tiptree, Nebula and British Fantasy Award winners

2. To commemorate the second centenary of Poe's birth - January 19, 1809 and the 160th anniversary of his death in Oct 1849.

3. Compiled by multi-award winning editor Ellen Datlow

4. Each story is based on a EA Poe story.

5. Original stories the above are based on ...

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Overview

1. Features Hugo, Edgar, Tiptree, Nebula and British Fantasy Award winners

2. To commemorate the second centenary of Poe's birth - January 19, 1809 and the 160th anniversary of his death in Oct 1849.

3. Compiled by multi-award winning editor Ellen Datlow

4. Each story is based on a EA Poe story.

5. Original stories the above are based on will be available as a download from our website

Compiled by multi-award winning editor, Ellen Datlow, this collection commemorates the second centenary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth. It features Poe-inspired tales by some of the finest talents in the field, including Kim Newman, Pat Cadigan, Sharyn McCrumb, Lucius Shepard, Laird Barron, Suzy McKee Charnas and others. This all-star line-up has several Hugo, Edgar, Tiptree and British Fantasy Award winners.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

This anthology's title notwithstanding, the 19 original stories commissioned for it seem largely devoid of the Poe principle. Kim Newman ("Illimitable Domain") contributes a gleefully subversive alternate history in which Poe movie adaptations take over American culture; John Langan ("Technicolor") offers an incisive deconstruction of Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" that also functions as a magnificently creepy horror tale; and Delia Sherman ("The Red Piano") proffers a horror romance whose villain is clearly modeled on Poe's sound-sensitive Roderick Usher. For the most part, however, readers will have to work toward the explanatory note each author provides at the story's end to see which Poesque resonance he or she intended. Still, Datlow (Inferno) has assembled an all-star lineup and chosen inventive stories whose quality are certainly an extension of Poe's tradition of excellent weird fiction. (Jan.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844165957
  • Publisher: Rebellion
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Datlow was the fiction editor of Omni magazine and Omni Online, and edited the ten associated anthologies. She has edited the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series, and also edited numerous original science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies solo, or with Terri Windling. She was editor of the webzine Event Horizon: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, and was the editor of Sci Fiction. Datlow won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor twice, has received two Bram Stoker Awards, eight World Fantasy Awards, three Locus Awards for Best Editor, the Shirley Jackson Award, and has twice led the Science Fiction Chronicle reader's poll.

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