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 CampbellPeter CrowtherDennis EtchisonElizabeth HandBrian HodgeCaitlin R. KiernanStephen KingJohn Ajvide LindqvistRichard Christian MathesonReggie OliverRobert ShearmanAngela SlatterMichael Marshall SmithLisa 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.
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. These are not the Creatures of the Night
“The abundance of talent will provide ample delights and frights for anyone in search of true classic horror” –Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)