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Robert Phillips – The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on September 27, 2015

Robert Phillips (ed.) – The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (Robinson, 1990: Carroll & Graf 1991: originally , Carroll & Graf, 1989, as Triumph of the Night)

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Sir Stanley Spencer, The Resurrection, Cookham

Robert Phillips – Introduction

Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Graham Greene – A Little Place Off the Edgware
Joyce Carol Oates – The Others
Dylan Thomas – The Followers
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
Louis Auchincloss – The Prison Window
Walter de la Mare – Seaton’s Aunt
George Mackay Brown – Andrina
Barry N. Malzberg – Away
Muriel Spark – The Portobello Road
John Updike – The Indian
Denton Welch – Full Circle
Lynne Sharon Schwartz – Sound Is Second Sight
Jean Rhys – I Used to Live Here Once
Henry James – The Jolly Corner
Elizabeth Spencer – First Dark
Peter Taylor – Missing Person
Gertrude Atherton – The Bell in the Fog
Howard Lewis Russell – The Wedding Cake Couple
Shirley Jackson – The Daemon Lover
Virginia Woolf – A Haunted House
Mavis Gallant – Up North
Tennessee Williams – The Mysteries of the Joy Rio
William Goyen – Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt
E. M. Forster – The Celestial Omnibus
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Truman Capote – Miriam

Notes on the Authors

Blurb:
“One of the best anthologies of the year” – The Observer

Haunted houses and demon lovers. children’s visions and anxious states ofi mind, revenge, guilt, and betrayal from beyond are the themes of the modem ghost story as brilliantly explored by some of the century’s finest writers.
These short masterpieces of the supernatural will linger in your imagination. This enthralling collecton takes the reader on a thrilling tour of the best in 20th century spectral literature.

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Stephanie Dowrick (ed.) – Classic Tales of Horror

Posted by demonik on March 30, 2015

Stephanie Dowrick (ed.) – Classic Tales of Horror  (Book Club, 1976; originally Constable, 1976)

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Suzanne Perkins

Stephanie Dowrick – Introduction

Edgar Allen Poe – The Black Cat
Charles Dickens – To Be Taken With a Grain Of Salt
Sheridan Le Fanu – Spectre Lovers
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Mrs. Oliphant – The Open Door
Elizabeth Braddon – The Cold Embrace
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
Henry James – The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Guy De Maupassant – The Hand
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Body-Snatcher
Francis Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Algernon Blackwood – Keeping His Promise
Saki – The Music On The Hill
Hugh Walpole – Tarnhelm

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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)

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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
Blurb:
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)

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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

Blurb:
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 (ed.) – Psycho-Mania!

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2014

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

Blurb

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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Marie O’Regan – The Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories By Women

Posted by demonik on October 31, 2012

Marie O’Regan  (ed.) – The Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories By Women  (Robinson, Nov. 2012)

Acknowledgements
Marie O’Regan – Introduction

Kim Lakin-Smith – Field Of The Dead
Sarah Pinborough – Collect Call
Kelley Armstrong – Dead Flowers By The Roadside
Mary Elizabeth Braddon – The Shadow In The Corner
Caitlan R. Kiernan – The Madam Of The Narrow Houses
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman – The Lost Ghost
Sarah Langan – The Ninth Witch
Elizabeth Massie – Sister, Shhh …
Alex Bell – The Fifth Bedroom
Alison Littlewood – Scairt
Nina Allan – Seeing Nancy
Lisa Tuttle – The Third Person
Nancy Holder – Freeze Out
Yvonne Navarro – Return
Mary Cholmondeley – Let Loose
Marion Arnott – Another One In The Cold
Lilith Saintcrow – My Moira
Nancy Kilpatrick – Forgive Us
Muriel Gray – Front Row Rider
Cynthia Asquith – God Grant That She Lye Still
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Gail Z. Martin – Among The Shoals Forever
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Gaie Sebold – A Silver Music

Author Biographies

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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

Blurb
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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Stephen Jones – Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback (October, 2012)

Posted by demonik on August 20, 2012

Coming in October

Stephen Jones  (Creator) – Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback  (October, 2012)

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Jo Fletcher – Tabloid Tales
Christopher Fowler – From Prof. Margaret Winn
Christopher Fowler – From Simon Wesley #1
Reggie Oliver – Lord Of The Fleas
Jo Fletcher – The Hobbs End Horror
Christopher Fowler – From Simon Wesley #2
Brian Hodge – Morphogenesis
Jo Fletcher – Hard News
Paul Finch – Dead Air
Amanda Foubister – Consent Form
Christopher Fowler – From Simon Wesley #3
Christopher Fowler – The Well Of Seven
Christopher Fowler – From Simon Wesley #4
Anne Billson – Paris When It Sizzles
Guy Adams – Pages From A British Army Field Manual
Sarah Pinborough – Peace Land Blood
John Llewellyn Probert – ZZ Experiment Camp
Neil Gaimon – Down Among The Dead men
Simon  Strantzas – #zOmBEY
Paul McAuley – Rendition
Brian Hodge – Fright Club
Peter Crowther – The World According To Bernie Maughmstein #1
Pat Cadigan – In The Cloud
Peter Crowther – The World According To Bernie Maughmstein #2
Peter Crowther – Corpse Gas
Peter Crowther – The World According To Bernie Maughmstein #3
Michael Marshall Smith – Getting It Right
Peter Crowther – The World According To Bernie Maughmstein #4
Roz Kaveny – A Shamble Of Zombies
Lisa Morton – Day Of The Dead
Amanda Foubister – To Serve Man
Peter Atkins – You Are What You Eat
Peter Crowther – The World According To Bernie Maughmstein #5
Robert Shearman – The Play’s The Thing
Peter Crowther – The World According To Bernie Maughmstein #6
Lisa Tuttle – Island Life
Peter Crowther – The World According To Bernie Maughmstein #7
Nancy Holder – My Fellow Americans

Picture credits: Reggie Oliver, Les Edwards, (MM) Smith & (S) Jones, Leonardo da Vinci & ‘Thomas Moreby’, Simon Strantzas, Shuttercock com.

Blurb:
Science Fiction
THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF …. AND ZOMBIES!
Following the outbreak of Human Reanimation Virus — more commonly known as “The Death”— from a hidden crypt beneath a south London church, the centuries-old plague quickly spreads throughout the world, turning its victims into flesh-eating zombies.

As we learn more about the mysterious Thomas Moreby — “Patient Zero”— the surviving members of the human race begin their fightback against the legions of the walking dead, and the Infected themselves begin mutating into something … different.

Told through interconnected eyewitness accounts — emails, text messages, reports, diaries, found video footage, and graphic adaptations — the remnants of humanity battle to survive in a world gone mad.

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Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – Mammoth Book Of Body Horror

Posted by demonik on April 27, 2012

Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – The Mammoth Book Of Body Horror  (Robinson, 2012)

Cover design: Carlos Castro

Stuart Gordon – Introduction

Mary Shelley – Transformation
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Re-Animator
John W. Campbell – Who Goes There?
George Langelaan – The Fly
Richard Matheson – ‘Tis The Season To Be Jelly
Stephen King – Survivor Type
Clive Barker – The Body Politic
Robert Bloch – The Chaney Legacy
Ramsey Campbell – The Other Side
Brian Lumley – Fruiting Bodies
Nancy A. Collins – Freaktent
Richard Christian Matheson – Regions Of The Flesh
Michael Marshall Smith – Walking Wounded
Neil Gaiman – Changes
James Herbert – Others
Christopher Fowler – The Look
Alice Henderson – Residue
Graham Masterton – Dog Days
Gemma Files – Black Box
Simon Clark – The Soaring Dead
Barbie Wilde – Polyp
David Moody – Almost Forever
Axelle Carolyn – Butterfly
Conrad Williams – Sticky Eye

Back cover blurb:
25 horrific tales of TRANSFORMATION, MUTATION and CONTAGION

This truly disturbing collection of ‘body horror’ ranges from Mary Shelley’s revelatory ‘Transformation’ to H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Re-Animator’, brought to a new audience by the success of Stuart Gordon’s film ‘Re-Animator’, to George Langelaan’s ‘The Fly’, filmed most recently by David Cronenberg, and a chilling story by Lovecraft’s disciple, Robert Bloch, best known as the author of Psycho.

The term ‘body horror’ has long been used to describe films such as The Thing, based on John W. Campbell’s ‘Who Goes There?’, which is reprinted here, and most recently District 9, but the subgenre did not begin with film.

Here you will find profoundly unsettling stories spanning the entire history of the subgenre by the very best writers of horror ….

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Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Dark Terrors 6

Posted by demonik on May 24, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds) – Dark Terrors 6: The Gollancz Book Of Horror   (Gollancz, 2002)

Gary Blythe

Stephen Jones and David Sutton – Introduction

 Ramsey Campbell – The Retrospective
 Christopher Fowler – We’re Going Where the Sun Shines Brightly  
 John Burke – A Habit of Hating
 Trey R. Barker – Dead Snow
 Stephen Baxter – The Dinosaur Hunter
 Basil Copper – There Lies the Danger…
 Nancy Kilpatrick – Your Shadow Knows You Well
 Jay Lake – Eglantine’s Time
 Graham Masterton – The Burgers of Calais
 Nicholas Royle – Hide and Seek
 Geoff Nicholson – Moving History
 Samantha Lee – Aversion Therapy
 Tony Richards – The Cure  
 David J. Schow – Plot Twist
 Gemma Files – Job 37
 Yvonne Navarro – Mother, Personified
 Joel Lane – The Receivers  
 Lisa Morton – The Death of Splatter  
 Michael Marshall Smith – A Long Walk, for the Last Time
 Glen Hirshberg – The Two Sams
 Jeff VanderMeer – In the Hours After Death
 Les Daniels – Under My Skin  
 Joe Murphy – Sweetness and Light
 Conrad Williams – Haifisch
 Caitlín R. Kiernan – The Road of Pins
 Tim Lebbon – Black
 Kim Newman – A Drug on the Market
 Richard Christian Matheson – Slaves of Nowhere  
 Don Tumasonis – The Prospect Cards
 A. F. Chico Kidd – Handwriting of the God
 Tanith Lee – Midday People
 James Van Pelt – The Boy Behind the Gate
 Mick Garris – A Hollywood Ending

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