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.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction Nick Mamatas 15
Knickerbocker Holiday Richard Bowes 17
That Girl Kaaron Warren 33
Akbar Kit Reed 45
The Spring Heel Steven Pirie 63
As Red as Red Caitlín R. Kiernan 75
Tin Cans Ekaterina Sedia 95
Shoebox Train Wreck John Mantooth 109
Fifteen Panels Depicting the Sadness of the Baku and the Jotai Catherynne M. Valente 121
La Llorona Carolyn Turgeon 139
Face Like a Monkey Carrie Laben 155
Down Atsion Road Jeffrey Ford 167
Return to Mariabronn Gary A. Braunbeck 183
Following Double-Face Woman Erzebet YellowBoy 199
Oaks Park M. K. Hobson 207
For Those in Peril on the Sea Stephen Dedman 219
The Foxes Lily Hoang 243
The Redfield Girls Laird Barron 259
Between Heaven and Hull Pat Cadigan 287
Chucky Comes to Liverpool Ramsey Campbell 303
The Folding Man Joe R. Lansdale 329
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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
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.