A Book of Horrors

Stephen Jones, Editor

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A collection of original horror and dark fantasy from the world’s best writers, including Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist

Many of us grew up on The Pan Book of Horror Stories and its later incarnations, Dark Voices and Dark Terrors (The Gollancz Book of Horror), which won the World Fantasy Award, the Horror Critics’ Guild Award and the British Fantasy Award, but for a decade or more there has been no non-themed anthology of original horror fiction published in the mainstream. Now that horror has returned to the bookshelves, it is time for a regular anthology of brand-new fiction by the best and brightest in the field, both the Big Names and the most talented newcomers including:

  • Ramsey Campbell
  • Peter Crowther
  • Dennis Etchison
  • Elizabeth Hand
  • Brian Hodge
  • Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Stephen King
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Richard Christian Matheson
  • Reggie Oliver
  • Robert Shearman
  • Angela Slatter
  • Michael Marshall Smith
  • Lisa Tuttle

A Book of Horrors will be the foremost in the field: an eclectic collection of the very best chiller fiction from across the world.

 

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Introduction

Whatever Happened to Horror?

WHAT THE HELL happened to the horror genre?

Whatever happened to menacing monsters, vicious vampires, lethal lycanthropes, ghastly ghosts and monstrous mummies?

These days our bloodsuckers are more likely to show their romantic nature, werewolves work for covert government organisations, phantoms are private investigators and the walking dead can be found sipping tea amongst the polite society of a Jane Austen novel.

These are not the iconic figures of fear and wonder that we grew up with.

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“The abundance of talent will provide ample delights and frights for anyone in search of true classic horror” –Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)


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Fiction Review: A Book of Horrors by Edited by Stephen Jones. St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99 trade paper (448p) ISBN 978-1-250-01852-6
Jones (The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror) passes up the coy and cute for the purely frightening in this exemplary anthology for those who “understand and appreciate the worth and impact of a scary s
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Stephen Jones, Editor

STEPHEN JONES is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than one hundred books in the horror and fantasy genres. A former television director/producer, movie publicist, and consultant (including the first three Hellraiser movies), he has edited the reprint anthology Best New Horror for more than twenty years. He lives in Wembley, Middlesex, and travels widely.

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A Book of Horrors
Stephen Jones, Editor

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250018526
ISBN10: 1250018528
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2012
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ISBN: 9781250018533
ISBN10: 1250018536
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 448 pages
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