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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Fearie Tales

Posted by demonik on October 21, 2015

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome (Jo Fletcher, 2014: originally P.S., 2013)

Illustration: Alan Lee
Stephen Jones – Introduction: Don’t Scare The Children
The Wilful Child
Ramsey Campbell – Find My Name
The Singing Bone
Neil Gaiman – Down To A Sunless Sea
Tanith Lee – Open Your Window, Golden Hair
The Hare’s Bride
Garth Nix – Crossing The Line
Hansel And Gretel
Robert Shearman – Peckish
The Three Little Men In The Wood
Michael Marshall Smith – Look Inside
The Story Of A Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was
Markus Heitz – Fraulein Fearnot
Christopher Fowler – The Ash-Boy
The Elves #1
Brian Lumley – The Changeling
The Nixie Of The Mill-Pond
Reggie Oliver – The Silken Drum
The Robber Bridegroom
Angela Slatter – By The Weeping Gate
Frau Trude
Brian Hodge – Anything To Me Is Sweeter, Than To Cross Shock-Headed Peter
The Elves #2
Peter Crowther – The Artemis Line
The Old Woman In The Wood
Joanne Harris – The Silken People
John Ajvide Lindqvist – Come Unto Me
The Shroud

In 1884 Margaret Hunt’s translation of the Brothers Grimm’s Kinder- und Hausmärchen was published as Grimm’s Household Tales—and since that day those stories have inspired writers, artists, poets, songwriters, playwrights and movie-makers the world over. Now, following in the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, some of today’s finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales-but with a decidedly darker twist. Fearie Tales is a fantastical mix of spellbinding retellings of classic stories such as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Rapunzel’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, amongst others, along with unsettling tales inspired by other childhood classics, all interspersed with the sources of their inspiration: the timeless stories first collected by the Brothers Grimm. These modern masterpieces of the macabre by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Ramsey Campbell, Joanne Harris, Markus Heitz, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith and many others, are illuminated by Oscar-winning artist Alan Lee, who has also provided the magnificent cover painting. But be warned: this stunning volume of frightening fables is definitely not suitable for children!

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Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton – Darker Terrors

Posted by demonik on October 16, 2015

Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton (eds.) – Darker Terrors: A Best of Dark Terrors (Spectral Press, October, 2015)


Les Edwards

Foreword – Stephen Jones

Michael Marshall Smith – More Tomorrow
Karl Edward Wagner – I’ve Come to Talk with You Again
Brian Lumley – A Really Game Boy
Caitlin R. Kiernan – To This Water
Harlan Ellison – The Museum on Cyclops Avenue
Ray Bradbury – Free Dirt
Poppy Z. Brite – Self Made Man
Neil Gaiman – The Wedding Present
Stephen Baxter – Family History
Dennis Etchison – Inside the Cackle Factory
Lisa Tuttle – My Pathology
Christopher Fowler – At Home in the Pubs of Old London
Richard Christian Matheson – Barking Sands
Gwyneth Jones – Destroyer of Worlds
Ramsey Campbell – The Retrospective
Glen Hirshberg – The Two Sams
Don Tumasonis – The Prospect Cards

Afterword – David A. Sutton
Appendix: Index to Dark Terrors


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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Best New Horror 25

Posted by demonik on November 5, 2014

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Best New Horror 25   (Robinson, October 2014)

Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror In 2013

Kim Newman – Who Dares Wins: Anno Dracula 1980
Neil Gaiman – Click-Clack The Rattlebag
Nicholas Royle – Dead End
Daniel Mills – Isaac’s Room
Angela Slatter – The Burning Circus
Ramsey Campbell – Holes For Faces
Joel Lane – By Night He Could Not See
Reggie Oliver – Come Into My Parlour
Michael Chislett – The Middle Park
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Into The Water
Lynda E. Rucker – The Burned House
Lavie Tidhar – What do we Talk About When We Talk About Z—
Halli Villegas – Fishfly Season
Tanith Lee – Doll Re Mi
Clive Barker – A Night’s Work
Robert Shearman – The Sixteenth Step
Simon Strantzas – Stemming The Tide
Michael Marshall Smith – The Gist
Thana Niveau – Guinea Pig Girl
Kim Newman – Miss Baltimore Crabs: Anno Dracula 1990
Stephen Volk – Whitstable
The World’s Leading Annual Showcase of Horror and Dark Suspense Celebrates 25 Years. For a quarter of a century, this multiple award-winning annual selection has showcased some of the very best, and most disturbing, short stories and novellas of horror and the supernatural. As always, this landmark volume features superior fiction from such masters of the genre and newcomers in contemporary horror. With an in-depth Introduction covering the year in horror, a fascinating Necrology and a unique contact directory, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world’s leading anthology dedicated solely to presenting the very best in modern horror.


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Stephen Jones (creator) – Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

Posted by demonik on September 10, 2014

It’s approaching ….

Stephen Jones (creator) – Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame  (Robinson, Oct. 2014)


Cover: Joe Roberts

Ramsey Campbell – Ramsey’s Ruminations : Moreby In The Media
Stephen Baxter – 1897-1946: Todt Chemie-AG
Jo Fletcher – Our World In Their Hands
Jo Fletcher – Lost Boys
Stephen Baxter – 2005: Obituary Of Barry pound
Stephen Baxter – 1849: Joseph Bonomi #1: The Mourning Rings
Stephen Baxter – 1878: Joseph Bonomi 2: The Return Of Mobius
Jo Fletcher – The World’s Great Mysteries!
Gary McMahon – Bits And Pieces
Michael Marshall Smith – Wethaz
Brian Hodge – Lady Cecilia
Stephen Baxter – 1504: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Testament Of Giovanni
Michael Marshall Smith – Downcount
Stephen Baxter – Tom Lehrer and Morbius
Lou Morgan – Diary Entry #4
Stephen Baxter – Sympathy For The Deathless
Michael Marshall Smith – Endnotes
Paul Kane – He Is Legend
Stephen Baxter – The Two Morebys
Stephen Baxter – 1851: Herman Melville
Brian Hodge – The Return Of The Seven
Nancy Kilpatrick – Family
John Llewellyn Probert – The Three Messiahs
Alison Littlewood – Zombie VS. Zombi
Peter Crowther – Dead Inside
Angela Slatter – Red Dust, White Earth
Paul McAuley – The Return Of The Kings
Peter Atkins – Z.O.A.
Michael Marshall Smith – Appetite
Pat Cadigan – Rocky III
Thana Niveau – Vile Earth, To Earth Resign
Peter Crowther – An Interwiew With Bernie Maughmstein
Conrad Williams – Horizon Deep
Lisa Morton – Kevin Needs To Talk About Us
Stephen Baxter – The Three Morebys
Michael Marshall Smith – Things Future
Stephen Jones – Last Rites
Kim Newman – Zombie Apocalypse! Title Song

IS THIS THE END . . . OR JUST THE BEGINNING? Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change. With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through interconnected emails, articles, reports, diaries and eyewitness accounts, as past and future hang in the balance. In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby’s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . .


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Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors 4

Posted by demonik on January 31, 2014

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors 4  (Gollancz, 1998)


Les Edwards
Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Introduction

Richard Christian Matheson – The Great Fall
Christopher Fowler – Normal Life
Neil Gaiman – The Wedding Present
Ramsey Campbell – Never To Be Heard
Donald R. Burleson – Tumbleweeds
Stephen Baxter – Family History
David J. Schow – The Incredible True Facts In The Case
Roberta Lannes – Mr. Guidry’s Head
Dennis Etchison – Inside The Cackle Factory
Poppy Z. Brite – Entertaining Mr. Orton
Joel Lane – The Country Of Glass
Lisa Tuttle – My Pathology
Thomas Tessier – Curing Hitler
James Miller – Weak End
Jay Russell – Sullivan’s Travails
Conrad Williams – The Suicide Pit
Geoff Nicholson – Making Monsters
Michael Marshall Smith – A Place To Stay
Terry Lamsley – Suburban Blight

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Psycho-Mania!

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2014

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Psycho-Mania! (Robinson, Oct. 2013)
Les Edwards

Robert Bloch – Introduction

John Llewellyn Probert – Prologue: Screams In The Dark
Joe R. Lansdale – I Tell You It’s Love
Reggie Oliver – The Green Hour
Steve Rasnic Tem – The Secret Laws Of The Universe
Basil Copper – The Recompensing Of Albano Pizar
David A. Sutton – Night Soil Man
Brian Hodge – Let My Smile Be Your Umbrella
Scott Edelman – The Trembling Living Wire
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #1
Robert Silverberg – The Undertaker’s Sideline
Joel Lane – The Long Shift
Brian Lumley – The Man Who Photographed Beardsley
Lisa Morton – Hollywood Hannah
Paul McAuley – I Spy
Mike Carey – Reflections On The Critical Process
David J. Schow    – The Finger
Lawrence Block – Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes
Jay Russell – Hush … Hush, Sweet Shushie
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #2
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Gatecrasher
Robert Shearman – That Tiny Flutter of The Heart I Used To Call Love
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Dennis Etchison – Got To Kill Them All
Mark Morris – Essence
Michael Kelly – The Beach
Robert Bloch – Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #3
Ramsey Campbell – See How They Run
Conrad Williams – Manners
Christopher Fowler – Bryant & May And The Seven Points
Harlan Ellison® – All The Birds Come Home To Roost
Rio Youers – Wide Shining Light
Neil Gaiman – Feminine Endings
Peter Crowther – Eater
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #4
Peter Crowther – Mr Mellor Comes To Wayside
Michael Marshall – Failure
Kim Newman – The Only Ending We Have
Richard Christian Matheson – Kriss Kross Applesauce
John Llewellyn Probert – Epilogue: A Little Piece Of Sanity

Case Notes


WE ALL GO A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES . . . When journalist Robert Stanhope arrives at the Crowsmoor asylum for the criminally insane to interview the institute’s enigmatic director, Dr Lionel Parrish, little does he realise that an apparently simple series of tests will lead him into a terrifying world of murder and insanity . . . In this chilling new anthology, compiled by multiple award-winning editor Stephen Jones, some of the biggest and brightest name in horror and crime fiction come together to bring you twisted tales of psychos, schizoids and serial-killers, many with a supernatural twist. Reggie Oliver revives Edgar Allan Poe’s wily French detective C. Auguste Dupin, there is a new “Bryant & May” London mystery from Christopher Fowler, child actor turned private eye Marty Burns investigates a quirky Hollywood case by Jay Russell, and international best-selling author Michael Marshall returns to The Straw Men conspiracy. With a never-before-published Introduction by Robert Bloch (author of Psycho), along with one of his most famous and iconic stories, this volume also features an original wraparound sequence in the style of the author by John Llewellyn Probert. Add classic reprints by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and Dennis Etchison, along with original fiction by Peter Crowther, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Paul McAuley, Lisa Morton, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem and many others, and you would have to be out of your mind not to take a stab at these stories!

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Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton (eds) – Dark Voices 6: The Pan Book of Horror

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2014

Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton (eds) – Dark Voices 6: The Pan Book of Horror  (Pan, 1994)

Louis Rey

Mark Timlin – What Are They Doing in the Hyacinth House?
Nicholas Royle – The Trees
David Case – The Cannibal Feast
Kathe Koja & Barry N. Malzberg – Modern Romance
Tom Cullen – The Longest Kiss
Sherry Coldsmith – The Accomplice
John Brunner – Written Backwards
Hugh B. Cave – Just Another H.P.L. Horror Story
Peter Valentine Timlett – Flies
J. L. Comeau – Siren
Geoff Smith – The Punch-Line
Norman Partridge – Spyder
W. Elizabeth Turner – Golgotha
C. Bruce Hunter – The Travelling Salesman Scores Again
Daniel Fox – Where It Roots, How It Fruits
Nancy Holder – As Green as Hope Itself
Michael Marshall Smith – The Fracture
Lisa Morton – Sane Reaction
Kim Newman – Where the Bodies Are Buried II: Sequel Hook


THE PAN BOOK OF HORROR presents TODAY’s Masters Of Terror

For 35 years THE PAN BOOK OF HORROR has turned the blood in your veins to red ice. In this latest chilling collection, horror’s masters of menace and the talents of tomorrow gather together to bring you face-to-face with your worst nightmares …

In DARK VOICES 6 the reign of terror continues.

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Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton (eds) – Dark Voices 5: The Pan Book of Horror

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2014

Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton (eds) – Dark Voices 5: The Pan Book of Horror  (Pan, 1993)

dark voices 5

Peter Mennim

Robert Holdstock – Having His Leg Pulled
Brian Lumley – Back Row
Roberta Lannes – Precious
Nicholas Royle – The Editor
Graham Joyce – The Ventriloquial Art
Melanie Tem – Phantom
Daniel Fox – How She Dances
Dennis Etchison – The Dog Park
Simon Clark – Gerassimos Flamotas: A Day in the Life
Kathe Koja – Arrangement for Invisible Voices
Brian Mooney – The Lady of Dubhán Alla
Les Daniels – Loser
David J. Schow – Life Partner
Kim Antieau – Sustenance
Jean-Daniel Brèque – Stone Dead
Jeff VanderMeer – La Siesta del Muerte
Peter Valentine Timlett – The Disobedience of Mary Thompson
Michael Marshall Smith – More Bitter Than Death
Kim Newman – Where the Bodies Are Buried
Myrna Elana  – Red-Bellied Ghosts

For 34 years the Pan Book of Horror has turned the blood in your veins to red ice. In this latest terrifying collection, horror’s menacing masters and tomorrow’s top names gather together to take you to the furthest reaches of Fear… Cravings… Killers… Cannibalism… Ghosts… Zombies… Arachnids… Parasites… Insanity… Necrophilia… Video Nasties… In Dark Voices 5 the reign of terror continues.

GET PUBLISHED IN DARK VOICES 6; See competition details inside

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Stephen Jones – The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 24

Posted by demonik on September 24, 2013

Coming in  October 2013

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 24   (Robinson, October 2013)


Cover: Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: horror In 2012

Neil Gaiman – Witch Work
Alison Littlewood – The Discord Of Being
Dale Bailey – Necrosis
Joe R. Lansdale – The Hunt: Before, And The Aftermath
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Cotswold Olympicks
Lynda E. Rucker – Where The Summer Dwells
Ramsey Campbell – The Callers
Thana Niveau – The Curtain
Mark Valentine – The Fall Of The King Of Babylon
Terry Dowling – Nightside Eye
Helen Marshall – the Old and The New
Steve Rasnic Tem – Waiting At The Crossroads Motel
Glenn Hirschberg – His Only Audience
Claire Massey – Marionettes
Reggie Oliver – Between Four Yews
Gemma Files – Slick Black Bones And soft Black Stars
Evangeline Walton – The Other One
Joel Lane – Slow Burn
Stephen Volk – Celebrity Frankenstein
Robert Shearman – Blue Crayon, Yellow Crayon
Michael Kelly – October Dreams
Alison Littlewood – The Eyes Of Water

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2012
Useful addresses

The World’s Longest-Running Annual Showcase Of Horror & Dark Fantasy

Here is the annual selection of some of the very finest, and most disturbing, short stories of horror and the supernatural published in the past year by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers, including Terry Dowling, Gemma Files, Joel Lane, Claire Masset, Thana Niveau, Lynda E. Rucker, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Mark Valentine, and a bewitching poem by Niel Gaiman.

The latest volume of the record-breaking and multiple award-winning anthology series also offers an in-depth introduction covering the year in horror, an informative Necrology of notable names who are no longer with us, and a useful contact directory that is an indispensable resource for every dedicated horror fan and writer.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is the world’s leading annual anthology dedicated solely to showcasing the very best in contemporary horror fiction in all its many frightening forms.
`Yet another celebration of the diversity of the horror genre.’ – Locus
`A top-quality body of short stories.’ – Writing Magazine

See also the Best New Horror 24 thread on the Vault Forum

Thank you Sam! XXX

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Stephen Jones – Best New Horror 23

Posted by demonik on August 25, 2012

Coming soon ….

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 23   (Robinson, Oct. 2012)

Cover Illustration: Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror In 2011

Ramsey Campbell – Holding The Light
Christopher Fowler – Lantern Jack
Paul Kane – Rag And Bone
Gemma Files – Some Kind Of Light Shines From Your Face
Joel Lane – Midnight Flight
Tim Lebbon – Trick Of The Light
Gregory Nicoll – But None Shall Sing For Me
Alison Littlewood – About The Dark
Daniel Mills – The Photographer’s Tale
Mark Samuels – The Tower
Peter Atkins – Dancing Like We’re Dumb
Simon Strantzas – An Indelible Stain Upon The Sky
Joan Aiken – Hair
Steve Rasnic Tem – Miri
Geeta Roopnarine – Corbeaux Bay
Michael Marshall Smith – Sad, Dark Thing
Robert Silverberg – Smithers And The Ghost Of The Thar
Reggie Oliver – Quieta Non Movere
Joe R. Lansdale – The Crawling Sky
Conrad Williams – Wait
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Ocean Grand, North West Coast
Evangeline Walton – They That Have Wings
Thana Niveau – White Roses, Bloody Silk
John Ajivide Lindqvist – The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer
Ramsey Campbell – Passing Through Peacehaven
David Buchan – Holiday Home

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2011

The latest volume of the world’s longest-running annual showcase of Horror and Dark Fantasy fiction.

Presenting a selection of the very best, and most chilling, short stories and novellas of horror and the supernatural by both established masters of horror and exciting newcomers.

See also the Best New Horror 23 thread on the Vault forum

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