In the first entry of the Dark Descent series, Hugo Award winning editor David G. Hartwell presents The Color of Evil, an anthology of nineteen superb stories of dark fantasy and horror from writing legends such as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Shirley Jackson. From witches to ghosts to incomprehensible cosmic horrors, these authors dare readers to confront dark forces that are out of their control.
Each story includes a insightful introduction explaining the evolution of horror fiction and each author's place within the genre. A collection of spine-tingling stories from masters of the craft, sure to leave you on the edge of your seat for days.
About the Author
DAVID G. HARTWELL, widely acclaimed as the most influential SF editor of his age, won the World Fantasy Award and multiple Hugo Awards for his editorial work. He is also the author of Age of Wonders, a nonfiction study of the science fiction field.
Table of Contents
Introduction to The Dark Descent
"The Reach" by Stephen King
"Evening Primrose" by John Collier
"The Ash-Tree" by M. R. James
"There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding" by Russell Kirk
"The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Summer People" by Shirley Jackson
"The Whimper of Whipped Dogs" by Harlan Ellison
"Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Mr. Justice Harbottle" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
"The Crowd" by Ray Bradbury
"The Autopsy" by Michael Shea
"John Charrington's Wedding" by E. Nesbit
"Sticks" by Karl Edward Wagner
"Larger than Oneself" by Robert Aickman
"Belsen Express" by Fritz Leiber
"Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" by Robert Bloch
"If Damon Comes" by Charles L. Grant
"Vandy, Vandy" by Manly Wade Wellman