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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)

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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 & 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)

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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

Blurb:
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 & David Sutton – Dark Terrors

Posted by demonik on May 24, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors: The Gollancz Book Of Horror Stories   (Gollancz, 1995: Vista, 1996)


Cover: Bob Eggleton

Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Introduction

Michael Marshall Smith – More Tomorrow
Ramsey Campbell – The Puppets
Steve Rasnic Tem – Sampled
Graham Masterton – The Hungry Moon
Lisa Morton – Love Eats
Brian Lumley – Uzzi
Charles A. Gramlich – Splatter Of Black
Christopher Fowler – The Laundry Imp
Mandy Slater – Food for Thought
Terry Lamsley – Screens
Charles Wagner – All My Friends Are Here
Mark Morris – Eternity Ltd.
Nicholas Royle – The Lagoon
Jeff VanderMeer – At the Crossroads, Burying the Dog
C. Bruce Hunter – The Travelling Salesman’s Christmas Special
Roberta Lannes – A Feast At Grief’s Table
Richard Christian Matheson – Bleed
Kim Newman – Where the Bodies Are Buried 3: Black and White And Red All Over
Karl Edward Wagner – I’ve Come to Talk With You Again
Peter Straub – Fee

see also the Dark Terrors thread on the Vault forum

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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 & David Sutton – Dark Terrors # 5

Posted by demonik on May 14, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds) – Dark Terrors # 5 (Gollancz, 2000)

Dark Terrors 5

Stephen Jones and David Sutton – Introduction

Christopher Fowler – At Home in the Pubs of Old London
Caitlín R. Kiernan – Valentia
Richard Christian Matheson – Barking Sands
Chaz Brenchley – Everything, in All the Wrong Order
James Van Pelt – Savannah is Six
Brian Hodge – Now Day Was Fled as the Worm Had Wished
David J. Schow – Why Rudy Can’t Read
Ramsey Campbell – No Story in It by
Graham Masterton – Witch-Compass
Nicholas Royle – The Proposal
C. Bruce Hunter – Changes
Tanith Lee – The Abortionist’s Horse (A Nightmare)
Michael Marshall Smith – The Handover
Roberta Lannes – Pearl
Eric Brown – Beauregard
Nancy Kilpatrick – Necromimicos
Joel Lane – The Bootleg Heart
Cherry Wilder – Saturday
Gregory Frost – The Girlfriends of Dorian Gray
Mary A. Turzillo – Bottle Babies
Kim Newman – Going to Series
Lisa Tuttle – Haunts
Dennis Etchison – My Present Wife
Melanie Tem – Alicia
Brian Stableford – The Haunted Bookshop
Mick Garris – Starfucker
Gwyneth Jones – Destroyer of Worlds
Peter Straub – The Geezers
William B. Trotter – Honeysuckle
Gahan Wilson – Final Departure
David Case – Pelican Cay

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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 Vampire Stories By Women

Posted by demonik on June 21, 2008

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (Robinson, 2001)

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Ingrid Pitt – Introduction: My life Among The Undead

Anne Rice – The Master Of Rampling Gate
Poppy Z. Brite – Homewrecker
Mary A. Turzillo – When Gretchen Was Human
Tanya Huff – The Vengeful Spirit Of Lake Nepeakea
Nancy Kilpatrick – La Diente
Tina Rath – Miss Massingbird And The Vampire
Freda Warrington – The Raven Bound
Nancy A. Collins – Vampire King And The Goth Chicks
Storm Constantine – Just His Type
Elizabeth Hand – Prince Of Flowers
Louise Cooper – Services Rendered
Janet Berliner – Aftermath
Yvonne Navarro – One Among Millions
Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman – Luella Miller
Lisa Tuttle – Sangre
Chelsea Quinn Yarbo – A Question Of Patronage
Ingrid Pitt – Hisako San
Kathryn Ptacek – Butternut And Blood
Wendy Webb – Sleeping Cities
E. Nesbit – The Haunted House
Roberta Lannes – Turkish Delight
Tanith Lee – Venus Rising On Water
Gemma Files – Year Zero
Mary E. Braddon – Good Lady Ducayne
Melanie Tem – Lunch At Charon’s
Elizabeth Massie – Forever, Amen
Ellen Kushner – Night Laughter
Christa Faust – Bootleg
Gala Blau – Outfangtheif
Pat Cadigan – My Brother’s Keeper
Caitlin R. Keirnan – So Runs The World Away
Gwyneth Jones – A North Light
Connie Willis – Jack
Jane Yolen – Vampyr

Blurb

Collected here for the first time are 34 strange and erotic tales of vampires, created by some of supernatural fiction’s greatest mistresses of the macabre. From the classic stories of Edith Nesbit, Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, to modern incarnations by such acclaimed writers as Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy Kilpatrick, Tanith Lee, Caitlin R. Kiernan and Pat Cadigan, these blood-drinkers and soul-stealers range from the sexual to the sanguinary, from the tormented good to the unspeakably evil. Among these children of the night you will encounter Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s Byronic vampire Saint-Germain, Nancy A. Collins’ undead heroine Sonja Blue, Tanya Huff’s vampiric detective Vicki Nelson and Freda Warrington’s age-old lovers Karl and Charlotte. Featuring the only vampire short story written by Anne Rice, the undisputed queen of vampire literature, and boasting an autobiographical introduction and original tale by Ingrid Pitt, the star of Hammer Films’ The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula, this is one anthology from which every vampire fan will want to drink deeply.

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Stephen Jones – Summer Chills

Posted by demonik on June 12, 2008

Stephen Jones (ed) – Summer Chills (Carol & Graf, 2007)

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(cover: Les Edwards)

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Holidays in Hell
Ramsey Campbell – Seeing the World
Christopher Fowler – The Threads
Nancy Holder – Little Dedo
Dennis Etchison – The Dark Country
Roberta Lannes – The Anguish of Departure
Basil Copper – The Cave
Scott Edelman – Survival of the Fittest
Elizabeth Massie – Landlock
Kim Newman – Richard Riddle, Boy Detective, in “The Case of the French Spy”
Karl Edward Wagner – In the Pines
Mark Samuels – A Gentleman from Mexico
Joel Lane – The City of Love
D. Lynn Smith – TheCharnel House
Glen Hirshberg – Millwell
Sarah Pinborough – The Bohemian of the Arbat
Robert Silverberg – Not Our Brother
Brian Lumley – The Sun, the Sea and the Silent Scream
Michael Marshall Smith – Being Right
Clive Barker – In the Hills, the Cities
Harlan Ellison – Incognita, Inc.

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scan!

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Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – Best New Horror 4

Posted by demonik on June 12, 2008

Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell (eds.) – Best New Horror 4 (Robinsons, Carroll & Graf, Nov. 1993)
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Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – Introduction: Horror In 1992

Scott Edelman – The Suicide Artist
Roberta Lannes – Dancing On A Blade Of Dreams
Clive Barker – The Departed
Poppy Z. Brite – How To Get Ahead In New York
John Brunner – They Take
Lisa Tuttle – Replacements
Graham Joyce – Under The Pylon
Thomas Ligotti – The Glamour
John Gordon – Under The Ice
Joel Lane – And Some Are Missing
Les Daniels – The Little Green Ones
Steve Rasnic Tem – Mirror Man
Sarah Ash – Mothmusic
Karl Edward Wagner – Did They Get You To Trade?
Nicholas Royle – Night Shift Sister
Simon Ings & M. John Harrison – The Dead
Christopher Fowler – Norman Wisdom And The Angel Of Death
Kim Newman – Red Reign
Peter Atkins – Aviatrix
Ian R. MacLeod – Snodgrass
Kate Wilhelm – The Day Of The Sharks
M. John Harrison – Anima
Douglas E. Winter – Bright Lights, Big Zombie
Peter Straub – The Ghost Village

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology

In their introduction, the editors refer to 1992 as the year of the vampire but, judged on this selection at least, there was also a trend for festooning your horror fiction with pop culture references. Rog has already tackled several of these on a Giant Book Of Terror thread, but no harm in having another go. As Nemo Skagg would say, “It’s all bollocks anyway”. So, to bollocks.

Douglas E Winter – Bright Lights, Big Zombie: “Miami is gone, carpet-bombed back into swampland … Food riots in Boston and Providence … A news team in Palm Springs got footage of what looks like a zombified Tom Cruise, his buttocks chewed away but otherwise intact ….”

Black Wednesday was the day the zombies rose from their graves to re-enact The Night Of The Living Dead for real, great news for horror fans until all zombie and cannibal films were banned outright by the state, leading to a flourishing underground trade in badly recorded pirate copies of Cannibal Holocaust, Eaten Alive, Trap Them And Kill Them, etc.

We follow the adventures of a horror magazine editor as he and his colleagues try and acquire more stock and keep their glossy going in the face of police harassment. When they’ve bought up everything available, the logical next step is to make their own flesh eating films. How timely that the living dead version of Miranda, the only woman our hero ever loved, should show up as they’re filming a live zombie massacre. Well, she always wanted to be in the movies.

This one references John Lydon, P.I.L.’s This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get, Billy Graham (still leading candlelight prayer vigils!), the Forbidden Planet chain and Oingo Boingo.

Christopher Fowler – Norman Wisdom And The Angel Of Death: “I would like to say that he died in order to make the world a safer, cleaner place, but the truth is that we went for a drink together and I killed him in a sudden fit of rage because he had not heard of Joyce Grenfell. How the Woman Who Won The Hearts Of The Nation in her thrice-reprised role as Ruby Gates in the celebrated St. Trinians films could have passed by him unnoticed is still a mystery to me.”

Stanley Morrison, a Hospital Visiting Friend in the employ of Haringey Council, readies his patients for death by instructing them on the history of radio shows and Brit films from the ‘fifties and ‘sixties and those who starred in them. If that doesn’t bore them into the next word, his tampering with their intravenous drips certainly does. Morrison’s dark secrets are exposed when he takes in the wheelchair-bound diabetic and nosey parker Saskia who, despite sharing his fondness for Norman Wisdom, Tony Hancock, Hattie Jacques, the divine Joyce & co., frowns on his mass murdering tendencies. Do you suppose Harold Shipman added names to his ‘to do’ list on the grounds they weren’t au fait with Carry On Again Doctor? And what did Haringey council ever do to our Chris to upset him so?

Karl E. Wagner – Did They Get You To Change?: Nemo Skagg, former lead singer with hugely influential punk band Needle (Excessive Bodily Fluids, The Coppery Taste Of Blood, etc.), is now a grimy down and out alcoholic, cadging cigs and 10p’s with the best of us. Ryan Chase, a good natured American portrait artist, generously funds their pub crawl from Bloomsbury through to Kensington Market in return from Skagg’s story of “where it all went wrong”. Finally, in the squat-cum-vault that Skagg has made his “home”, Ryan learns that the fallen idol is one star who never forgot his loyal fans, particularly the dead ones.

Name-checks include Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungeon, Betty Page, Brian Jones, Elvis, several dead rock and film stars and Tennant’s Super.

Nicholas Royle – Night Shift Sister: Record shop owner Carl finds a map in the street and is henceforth haunted by a teenage goth whose face is a perfect composite of his heroine, Siouxsie Sioux and his former partner, Christine. She lures him to his doom by means of a white label pressing of … a gasholder in action. Royle works plenty of Banshee lyrics and titles into his prose – “His stomach went into a slow dive. But it was love in a void …” etc – which some may find inspired. My eyes just shot to the ceiling. Intriguing supernatural mystery or smarmy horror with way too many ‘O’ levels? You decide …

See the Vault of Evil Best New Horror 4 thread

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Book of Werewolves

Posted by demonik on September 18, 2007

Stephen Jones (ed) – The Mammoth Book of Werewolves (Robinson, 1994)

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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
Kim Newman – Out of the Night, When the Full Moon is Bright…

Jo Fletcher – Bright of Moon (verse)

Not got this one, but it looks fairly lively and I can certainly vouch for the excellence of “The Cell” and “Boobs”. The Wellman is an enjoyable pulp romp, almost as entertaining as it’s title, and “The Whisperers” is a good example of Hugh B. Cave’s work for “Spicy Mystery Stories.” Basil Copper’s story began life as a chapter in his “The Werewolf: In Legend, Fact And Art” and would’ve been ideal as a story in an Amicus anthology.

Thanks to Steve For the cover scan.

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