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Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Dark Terrors 3

Posted by demonik on May 27, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror   (Gollancz, 1997)

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Cover: Bob  Eggleton

 

Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Introduction

Ray Bradbury – Free Dirt
Poppy Z. Brite – Self-Made Man
Neil Gaiman – The Price
Storm Constantine – Such a Nice Girl
Ray Garton – Pieces
Melanie Tem – Aunt Libby’s Grave
Ramsey Campbell – The Horror Under Warrendown
Kathryn Ptacek – Skinned Angels
Conrad Williams – The Windmill
Steve Rasnic Tem – Sharp Edges
Pat Cadigan – This Is Your Life (Repressed Memory Remix)
Brian Hodge – Little Holocausts
Julian Rathbone – Fat Mary
Dennis Etchison – The Last Reel .
Mark Timlin – Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Jay Russell – Sous Rature
Christopher Fowler – Spanky’s Back in Town
Caitlín R. Kiernan – Estate
Michael Marshall Smith – Walking Wounded
Terry Lamsley – The Lost Boy Found

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Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Dark Terrors 4

Posted by demonik on May 24, 2011

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 – The Very Best of Best New Horror

Posted by demonik on March 9, 2010

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Very Best of Best New Horror (Robinson, March 2010)

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Joe Roberts

Stephen Jones – Foreword
Ramsey Campbell – Introduction: Bettering The Best

Brian Lumley – No Sharks In The Med
Michael Marshall Smith – The Man Who Drew Cats
Ramsey Campbell – The Same In Any Language
Christopher Fowler – Norman Wisdom And The Angel Of Death
Harlan Ellison – Mefisto In Onyx
Paul J. McAuley – The Temptation Of Dr. Stein
Neil Gaiman – Queen Of Knives
Terry Lamsley – The Break
Caitlín R Kiernan – Emptiness Spoke Eloquent
Peter Straub – Mr. Clubb And Mr. Cuff
Tim Lebbon – White
Kim Newman – The Other Side Of Midnight: Anno Dracula 1981
Elizabeth Hand – Cleopatra Brimstone
Joe Hill – 20th Century Ghost
Mark Samuels – The White Hands
Lisa Tuttle – My Death
Clive Barker – Haeckel’s Tale
Glen Hirshberg – Devil’s Smile
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Church On The Island
Stephen King – The New York Times At Special Bargain Rates.

Index To Twenty Years Of Best New Horror

Blurb:

For the past twenty years the annual Best New Horror series has been the major showcase for superior short stories and novellas of horror and dark fantasy. Edited by Stephen Jones, the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award-winning series has published more than 450 stories by around 200 of the genre’s most famous and acclaimed authors, as well as those newcomers who are just starting out on their careers. To celebrate the anthology’s twentieth anniversary, the editor has selected from each volume one story that he considers to be the “best” for reasons explained in his historical introduction to each tale. As a result, some of horror’s biggest names are represented, including Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Harlan Ellison, Brian Lumley and Neil Gaiman, along with newer writers such as Joe Hill, Glen Hirshberg, Mark Samuels and Terry Lamsley. With a unique Introduction by Ramsey Campbell, and an indispensable Index detailing the entire contents of the series over all twenty volumes, The Very Best of Best New Horror is a tribute to the world’s premier annual anthology of contemporary horror fiction.

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Stephen Jones – Dark Detectives

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths (Fedogan & Bremer, 1999)

Les Edwards

Les Edwards

Stephen Jones –  Introduction: The Serial Sleuths

Kim Newman – Seven Stars Prologue: In Egypt’s Land
Peter Tremayne – Our Lady of Death
Kim Newman  – Seven Stars Episode One: The Mummy’s Heart
William Hope Hodgson – The Horse Of The Invisible
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Two: The Magician and the Matinee Idol
Basil Copper – The Adventure of the Crawling Horror
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Three: The Trouble with Barrymore
Manly Wade Wellman – Rouse Him Not
Brian Lumley – De Marigny’s Clock
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Four: The Biafran Bank Manager
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – Someone Is Dead
Brian Mooney – Vultures Gather
Clive Barker – Lost Souls
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Five: Mimsy
Jay Russell – The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Six: The Dog Story
Neil Gaiman – Bay Wolf
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Seven: The Duel of Seven Stars

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Stephen Jones – Dancing With The Dark

Posted by demonik on September 25, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Dancing With The Dark: True Encounters With The Paranormal By Masters Of The Macabre (Vista, 1997)


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Cover by Splash: Photography by Simon Marsden

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Dancing with the Dark

Joan Aiken – My Feeling about Ghosts
Sarah Ash – Timeswitch
Mike Ashley – The Rustle in the Grass
Peter Atkins – Take Care of Grandma
Clive Barker – Life After Death
Stephen Baxter – The Cartographer
Robert Bloch – Not Quite So Pragmatic .
Ramsey Campbell – The Nearest to a Ghost
Hugh B. Cave – Haitian Mystères
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – One-Way Trip
A. E. Coppard – The Shock of the Macabre
Basil Copper – The Haunted Hotel
Peter Crowther – Safe Arrival
Jack Dann – A Gift of Eagles
Charles de Lint – The House on Spadina
Terry Dowling – Sharing with Strangers
Lionel Fanthorpe – Hands on the Wheel
Esther M. Friesner – That Old School Spirit
Gregory Frost – Twice Encountered
Neil Gaiman – The Flints of Memory Lane
Stephen Gallagher – In There
Ray Garton – Haunted in the Head
John Gordon – The House on the Brink
Ed Gorman – Riding the Nightwinds
Elizabeth Goudge – ESP
Simon R. Green – Death is a Lady
Peter Haining – The Smoke Ghost
Joe Haldeman – Never Say Die
James Herbert – Not Very Psychic
Brian Hodge – Confessions of a Born-Again Heathen
Nancy Holder – To Pine with Fear and Sorrow
M. R. James – A Ghostly Cry
Peter James – One Extra for Dinner
Mike Jefferies – A Face in the Crowd
Nancy Kilpatrick – Raggedy Ann
Stephen King – Uncle Clayton
Hugh Lamb – Go On, Open Your Eyes…
Terry Lamsley – Moving Houses
John Landis – Inspiration
Stephen Laws – Norfolk Nightmare
Samantha Lee – Not Funny
Barry B. Longyear – The Gray Ghost
H. P. Lovecraft – Witch House
Brian Lumley – The Challenge
Arthur Machen – World of the Senses
Graham Masterton – My Grandfather’s House
Richard Matheson – More Than We Appear To Be
Richard Christian Matheson – Visit to a Psychic Surgeon
Paul J. McAuley – The Fall of the Wires
Anne McCaffrey – Unto the Third Generation
Thomas F. Monteleone – Talkin’ Them Marble Orchard Blues
Mark Morris – A Shadow of Tomorrow
Yvonne Navarro – The House on Chadwell Drive
William F. Nolan – The Floating Table and the Jumping Violet
Edgar Allan Poe – Mesmeric Revelation
Vincent Price – In the Clouds
Alan Rodgers – Clinic-Modern
Nicholas Royle – Magical Thinking
Jay Russell – De Cold, Cold Décolletage
Adam Simon – The Darkness Between the Frames
Guy N. Smith – The Mist People
Michael Marshall Smith – Mr Cat
S. P. Somtow – In the Realm of the Spirits
Brian Stableford – Chacun sa Goule
Laurence Staig – The Spirit of M. R. James
Peter Tremayne – The Family Curse
H. R. Wakefield – The Red Lodge
Lawrence Watt-Evans – My Haunted Home
Cherry Wilder – The Ghost Hunters
Chet Williamson – A Place Where a Head Would Rest
Paul F. Wilson – The Glowing Hand
Douglas E. Winter – Finding My Religion
Gene Wolfe – Kid Sister

A Spectral vision …. The sound of phantom footsteps … An experiment in astral projection ….. A childhood premonition of disaster …. Possession by a voodoo god ….
An Ouija board that predicted death … A body kept alive by force of will ….. A cursed family name …

Such tales as these are more usually associated with horror books and movies. However, these anecdotes are absolutely true! They are ,just a sample of the real-life experiences recounted by some of the world’s most famous frighteners, from such bestselling authors as Stephen King and James Herbert, to actor Vincent Price and director John Landis.

Collected together for the very first time, many or the most successful and well-known exponents, along with rising stars of the horror field, relate their fascinating encounters with the supernatural, revealing how such unique experiences have affected their lives and influenced their works.

Even for the experts, when it comes to Unexplained phenomena, fact can be much more frightening than fiction …

See also Dancing With the Dark thread on Vault Of Evil

Thanks to Nightreader!

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Book Of Wolf Men

Posted by demonik on September 4, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book Of Wolf Men (Robinson/ Running Press, 2009:  Originally published as The Mammoth Book Of Werewolves, 1994)

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Cover:  Joe Roberts

Introduction: Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart – Stephen Jones

Clive Barker – Twilight at the Towers
Scott Bradfield – The Dream of the Wolf
Ramsey Campbell – Night Beat
Angus Campbell (R. Chetwynd-Hayes) -The Werewolf
Michael Marshall-Smith – Rain Falls
Stephen Laws – Guilty Party
Roberta Lannes – Essence of the Beast
Mark Morris – Immortal
Basil Copper – Cry Wolf
Graham Masterton – Rug
Justin Case (Hugh B. Cave) – The Whisperers
David Sutton – And I Shall Go in the Devil’s Name
Peter Tremayne – The Foxes of Fascoum
Karl Edward Wagner – One Paris Night
Brian Mooney – Soul of the Wolf
Gans T. Field (Manly Wade Wellman) – The Hairy Ones Shall Dance
Adrian Cole – Heart of the Beast
Les Daniels – Wereman (aka ‘By the Light of the Silvery Moon’)
Nicholas Royle – Anything But Your Kind
Dennis Etchison – The Nighthawk
David Case – The Cell
Suzy McKee Charnas – Boobs
Neil Gaiman – Only The End Of The World Again
Kim Newman – Out of the Night, When the Full Moon is Bright…

Jo Fletcher – Bright of Moon (verse)

See also Vault’s Mammoth Book Of The Werewolf/ Wolf Men combo thread.

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Best New Horror 20

Posted by demonik on August 25, 2009

Coming in October 2009!

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Book Of Best New Horrror #20 (Robinson, October, 2009)

 

Cover design: JoeRoberts.co.uk Cover artwork: Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction:  Horror in 2008

Peter Crowther – Front Page McGuffin And The Greater Story Never Told
Simon Strantzas – It Runs Beneath The Surface
Lynda E. Rucker – These Things We Have Always Known
Neil Gaiman – Feminine Endings
Gary McMahon – Through The Cracks
Tim Lebbon – Falling Off The World
Paul Finch – The Old Traditions Are Best
Ramsey Campbell – The Long Way
Michael Bishop – The Pile
Tanith Lee – Under Fog
Christopher Fowler – Arkangel
Ian R. MacLeod – The Camping Wainwrights
Reggie Oliver – A Donkey At The Mysteries
Steve Duffy – The Oram County Whoosit
Stephen King – The New York Times At Special Bargain Rates
Sarah Pinborough – Our Man In The Sudan
Mark Samuels – Destination Nihil by Edmund Bertrand
Albert E. Cowdrey – The Overseer
Pinckney Benedict – The Beginnings Of Sorrow
Brian Lumley – The Place Of Waiting
Steve Rasnic Tem – 2:PM The Real Estate Agent Arrives

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2008
Useful Addresses

Blurb:

The Twentieth Anniversary Edition of the World’s Premier Annual Showcase of Horror and Dark Fantasy fiction.

The year’s best – and darkest – tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of the macabre and exciting newcomers, including lain R. MacLeod, Sarah Pinborough, Mark Samuels, Albert E. Cowdrey, Peter Crowther, Paul Finch, Gary McMahon, Reggie Oliver, Simon Strantzas, Tim Lebbon and Steve Rasnic Tem.

As ever, this acclaimed anthology also offers the most comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all -its incarnations, a comprehensive necrology of famous names, and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writer alike.
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world’s leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction.

`The Best New Horror series continues to break from the herd, consistently raising the bar of quality and ingenuity.’ Rue Morgue Magazine
`If you want to see who’s up and coming in the genre, then this is your book.’ Publishing News

www.constablerobinson.com

Thanks to Sam and Georgie for their continued kindness and support!

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Book of Vampires: New Edition

Posted by demonik on June 21, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of VampiresNew Edition (Robinson, 2004)

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Introduction: The Children of the Night – Stephen Jones

Clive Barker – Human Remains –
Brian Lumley – Necros
Brian M. Stableford – The Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady

Michael Marshall Smith – A Place To Stay
Ramsey Campbell – The Brood
Nancy Kilpatrick – Root Cause
Robert Bloch – Hungarian Rhapsody
Christopher Fowler – The Legend Of Dracula Reconsidered As A Prime-Time TV Special
Richard Christian Matheson – Vampire
Hugh B. Cave – Stragella
David J. Schow – A Week in the Unlife
Frances Garfield – The House at Evening

Simon Clark – Vampyrrhic Outcast
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Labyrinth
Karl Edward Wagner – Beyond Any Measure
Basil Copper – Doctor Porthos

Paul McAuley – Straight To Hell
Dennis Etchison – It Only Comes Out at Night
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro – Investigating Jericho
Peter Tremayne – Dracula’s Chair
Sydney J. Bounds – A Taste For Blood
Melanie Tem – The Better Half
John Burke – The Devil’s Tritone
Manly Wade Wellman – Chastel
Howard Waldrop – Der Untergang des Abendlandesmenschen

Tanith Lee – Red As Blood
Tina Rath – A Trick Of The Dark

Graham Masterton – Laird of Dunain
F. Paul Wilson – Midnight Mass
Nancy Holder – Blood Gothic
Les Daniels – Yellow Fog
Steve Rasnic Tem – Vintage Domestic

Neil Gaiman – Fifteen Cards From A Vampire Tarot
Harlan Ellison – Try A Dull Knife
Kim Newman – Andy Warhol’s Dracula

The replaced stories are:
F. Marion Crawford – For the Blood Is the Life
Edgar Allan Poe – Ligeia
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
M. R. James – An Episode of Cathedral History
E. F. Benson – The Room in the Tower
Kim Newman – Red Reign
Neil Gaiman – Vampire Sestina [Verse]

See also: Mammoth Book Of Vampires (original edition)

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BFS Christmas Open Night, 5th. Dec 2008

Posted by demonik on November 12, 2008

Caroline C. also informs us of this forthcoming attraction (relax: i’ve got my anti-social head on and won’t be going anywhere near the dive)

THE BFS CHRISTMAS OPEN NIGHT
5th December, Ye Olde Cock Tavern, London

The British Fantasy Society invites members and non-members alike to join us for pre-Christmas cheer at Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AA from 6pm onwards…

Come along and help raise buckets of cash in the most agreeable company north of the River Thames!

The British Fantasy Society’s Charity Raffle Spectacular for the St. Mungos’s Homeless Charity. http://www.mungos.org/

Dave McKean very graciously signed copies of this years FantasyCon Souvenir Magazine along with a very nice poster for Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book – two sets will be handed out to the lucky ticket holder on the night. Extra special gifts for your tree also include books donated by PS Publishing, Gollancz, Tasmaniac, and Nightshade Books to name but a few.

For that X-tra Special Christmas thrill Tim Lebbon offers and is indeed more than happy to kill one raffle winner in his next dark fantasy novel for Bantam Spectra, ECHO CITY FALLS.

In his very own words ‘…Thing is, in Echo City, dead isn’t necessarily forever… they might end up modified, brought back as chopped humans to serve as purpose-bred fighters, or scopes, or sex slaves. Who knows? Only me. And I’m not telling ’til I know who the winner is…’

So Remember, Remember the 5th of December… it certainly beats an evening at home with the In-Laws!

THE BFS CHRISTMAS OPEN NIGHT
Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AA

Time: 6pm onwards

Nearest Tube: Temple (0.3 miles), Chancery Lane (0.4 miles), Blackfriars (0.4 miles)

British Rail: City Thameslink (0.3 miles), Blackfriars (0.4 miles), Farringdon (0.6 miles)

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Best New Horror 19

Posted by demonik on October 9, 2008

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror #19 (Robinson, 2008)


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Carlos Kastro

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror in 2007

Michael Marshall Smith – The Things He Said
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Church On The Island
Christopher Fowler – The Twilight Express
Ramsey Campbell – Peep
Tim Pratt – From Around Here
Gary McMahon – Pumpkin Night
Simon Strantzas – The Other Village
Mike O’Driscoll – 13 O’Clock
Joel Lane – Still Water
Joe Hill – Thumbprint
Nicholas Royle – Lancashire
Marc Lecard – The Admiral’s House
Tony Richards – Man, You Gotta See This!
David A. Sutton – The Fisherman
Reggie Oliver – The Children Of Monte Rosa
Neil Gaiman – The Witch’s Headstone
Joel Knight – Calico Black, Calico Blue
Steven Erikson – The Rich Evil Sound
Glen Hirshberg – Miss Ill-Kept Runt
Joe R. Lansdale – Deadman’s Road
Mark Samuels – A Gentleman From Mexico
Tom Piccirilli – Loss
Christopher Harman – Behind The Clouds: In Front Of The Sun
Caitlin R. Kiernan – The Ape’s Wife
Conrad Williams – Tight Wrappers
Kim Newman – Cold Snap

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2007

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