Haunted Legends: An Anthology

Haunted Legends: An Anthology

by Ellen Datlow, Nick Mamatas

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Overview

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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429948777
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 406,560
File size: 377 KB

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.


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, SirensQueen 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 the author of several novels, including the instant cult classic Move Under Ground and the Lovecraftian crime novel I Am Providence. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Year's Best Science Fiction&Fantasy, Tor.com and dozens of other anthologies and magazines—much of it was recently collected in The People's Republic of Everything. Nick is also an award-winning editor and anthologist: his books include the Bram Stoker Award winner Haunted Legends (co-edited w/ Ellen Datlow), the Locus Award nominees The Future is Japanese and Hanzai Japan (both w/ Masumi Washington) and the hybrid cocktail/flash fiction title Mixed Up (w/ Molly Tanzer).

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

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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.