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Louise Welsh – Ghost: 100 Stories To Read With The Lights On

Posted by demonik on June 13, 2016

Louise Welsh [ed.] – Ghost: 100 Stories To Read With The Lights On (Head of Zeus, 2015)

ghost100
Introduction
Pliny the Younger – The Haunted House
Anon – Daniel Crowley And The Ghosts
Robert Burns – Tam O’Shanter
Brothers Grimm – The Singing Bone
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Captain Walton’s Final Letter
Sir Walter Scott – Wandering Willie’s Tale
James Hogg – The Mysterious Bride
Charlotte Bronté – Napoleon And The Spectre
Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Minister’s Black Veil
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Charles Dickens – Christmas Ghosts
Wilkie Collins – A Terribly Strange Bed
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurses Story
Mark Twain – Cannibalism In The Cars
Sheridan le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Bobok: From Somebody’s Diary
Auguste Villiers de L.’lsle-Adam – The Very Image
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
Henry James – The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes
Anton Chekhov – A Bad Business
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Thomas Hardy – The Withered Arm
Rudyard Kipling – My Own True Ghost Story
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wall-Paper
Jerome K. Jerome – The Dancing Partner
Robert W. Chambers – The Yellow Sign
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
Jonas Lie – Elias And The Draug
Emile Zola – Angeline, Or The Haunted House
H. G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
Mary Wilkins Freeman – The Wind In The Rose-Bush
Guy de Maupassant – A Tress Of Hair
M. R. James – ‘Oh Whistle And I’ll Come To You, My Lad’
Mary Austin – The Readjustment
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Oliver Onions – The Rocker
F. Marion Crawford – The Doll’s Ghost
E. F. Benson – The Room In The Tower
Richard Middleton – On The Brighton Road
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – How It Happened
Arthur Machen – The Bowmen
Saki – The Open Window
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
H. P. Lovecraft – The Terrible Old Man
Richard Crompton – The Ghost
May Sinclair – The Nature Of The Evidence
D. H. Lawrence – The Rocking-Horse Winner
Virginia Woolf – A Haunted House
P. G. Wodehouse – Honeysuckle Cottage
Graham Greene – The Second Death
William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily
Franz Kafka – The Hunter Graccus
Zora Neale Hurston – High Walker And Bloody Bones
Dylan Thomas – The Vest
W. Somerset Maugham – A Man From Glasgow
Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Sir Alex Guinness – Money For Jam
Stevie Smith – Is There Life Beyond The Gravy?
Ray Bradbury – Mars Is Heaven!
Shirley Jackson – The Tooth
Flann O’Brien – Two In One
Yukio Mishima – Swaddling Clothes
Rosemary Timperley – Harry
Muriel Spark – The Girl I Left Behind
Elizabeth Taylor – Poor Girl
Richard Brautigan – Memory Of A Girl
Tove Jansson – Black-White
Stephen King – The Mangler
J. G. Ballard – The Dead Astronaut
Robert Nye – Randal
Ruth Rendell – The Vinegar Mother
Jean Rhys – I Used To Live Here Once
William Trevor – The Death Of Peggy Meehan
Truman Capote – A Beautiful Child
Louise Erdrich – Fleur
Tim O’Brien – The Lives Of The Dead
Jewelle Gomez – Off-Broadway: 1971
Margaret Atwood – Death By Landscape
Angela Carter – Ashputtle Or The Mother’s Ghost
Kazuo Ishiguro – The Gourmet
Tananarive Due – Prologue, 1963
Joyce Carol Oates – Nobody Knows My Name
Hilary Mantel – Terminus
Kelly Link – The Specialist’s Hat
Phyllis Alesia Perry – Stigmata
Ali Smith – The Hanging Girl
Kate Atkinson – Temporal Anomaly
Haruki Murakami – The Mirror
Lydia Davis – The Strangers
Annie Proulx – The Sagebrush Kid
Jackie Kay – The White Cot
Ben Okri – Belonging
Adam Marek – Dinner Of The Dead Alumni
Michael Marshall Smith – Sad, Dark Thing
Joanne Rush – Guests
Helen Simpson – The Festival Of The Immortals
Fay Weldon – Grandpa’s Ghost
James Robertson – Ghost

Extended Copyright

Blurb:
Haunted houses, mysterious Counts, weeping widows and restless souls, here is the definitive anthology of all that goes bump in the night. Hand-picked by award-winning author Louise Welsh, this beautitul collection of 1OO ghost stories will delight, unnerve, and entertain any fiction lover brave enough…
Here are gothic classics, modern masters, Booker Prize—winners, ancient folk tales and stylish noirs, proving that every writer has a skeleton or two in their closet.

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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 – A Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on February 10, 2012

Stephen Jones (ed.) – A Book Of Horror   (Jo Fletcher, 2011)
Stephen Jones Book Of Horror
Cover: Les Edwards

Stephen Jones – What Ever Happened To Horror

Stephen King – The Little Green God Of Agony
Caitlin R. Kiernan – Charcloth, Firesteel, and Flint
Peter Crowther – Ghosts With Teeth
Angela Slatter – The Coffin Maker’s Daughter
Brian Hodge – Roots and All
Dennis Etchison – Tell me I’ll See You Again
John Ajivide Lindqvist – The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer
Ramsey Campbell – Getting It Wrong
Robert Shearman – Alice Through The Plastic Sheet
Lisa Tuttle – The Man In The Ditch
Reggie Oliver – A Child’s Problem
Michael Marshall Smith – Sad, Dark Thing
Elizabeth Hand – Near Zennor
Richard Christian Matheson – Last Words

Blurb:

Stephen Jones, Britain’s most acclaimed horror editor, has gathered together masters of the macabre from across the world in this cornucopia of classic chills and modern menaces. Within these pages you will discover the most successful and exciting writers of horror and dark fantasy today, with a spine-chilling selection of stories displaying the full diversity of the genre, from classic pulp style to more contemporary psychological tales, to cutting-edge terror fiction that will leave you uneasily looking ovcr your shoulder, or in the wardrobe, or under the bed …

A BOOK OF HORRORS: an original anthology of all-new horror and dark fantasy fiction, in all of its many and magnificent guises, by those devoted to the Dark Side.

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Otto Penzler – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead

Posted by demonik on January 9, 2012

Otto Penzler (ed) – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead   (Corvus, 2011: originally US, Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Sept. 2011)

Otto Penzler – INTRODUCTION

W. B. Seabrook – Dead Men Working In The Cane Fields  
David A. Riley – After Nightfall
Hugh B. Cave – Mission To Margal
Chet Williamson –  The Cairnwell Horror
Arthur Leo Zagat – Crawling Madness
Lisa Tuttle – Treading The Maze
Karen Haber – Red Angels
Michael Marshall Smith – Later
Vivian Meik – White Zombie  
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Steve Rasnic Tem – Bodies And Heads
Dale Bailey – Death And Sufferage
Henry Kuttner – The Graveyard Rats
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar
Yvonne Navarro – Feeding The Dead Inside
Charles Birkin – Ballet Negre  
Geoffrey A Landis – Dead Right
Graham Masterton – The Taking of Mr. Bill
Jack D‘Arcy – The Grave Gives Up
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Reanimator
H. P. Lovecraft –  Pickman’s Model
Robert Bloch – Maternal Instinct
Kevin J. Anderson – Bringing The Family
Richard Laymon – Mess Hall
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Schalken The Painter
Thorpe McClusky – While Zombies Walked  
Mary A. Turzillo – April Flowers, November Harvest
Mort Castle – The Old Man And The Dead  
Henry S. Whitehead – Jumbee  
Peter Tremayne – Marbh Bheo
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man
Anthony Boucher – They Bite
Gahan Wilson – Come One, Come All
Ramsey Campbell – It Helps If You Sing
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Ghouls
Seabury Quinn – The Corpse-Master
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Ralston Shields – Vengeance Of The Living Dead
Harlan Ellison & Robert Silverberg – The Song The Zombie Sang
John H. Knox – Men Without Blood
Uel Key – The Broken Fang
Theodore Sturgeon – It
Day Keene – League Of The Grateful Dead
Garry Kilworth – Love Child
Edith & Ejler Jacobson – Corpses On Parade
Richard Christian Matheson – Where There’s A Will
Michael Swanwick – The Dead
Manly Wade Wellman – The Song of The Slaves
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider
Robert R. McCammon – Eat Me
Joe R. Lansdale – Deadman’s Road
Robert E. Howard – Pigeons From Hell
Scott Edelman – Live People Don’t Understand
August Derleth & Mark Schorer – The House In The Magnolias
Stephen King – Home Delivery
Arthur J. Burks –  Dance Of The Damned
Theodore  Roscoe – Z Is For Zombie

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Anthony Horowitz – The Puffin Book Of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on November 21, 2011

Anthony Horowitz (ed.) – The Puffin Book Of Horror Stories   (Puffin, 1986: Viking 1984)
Puffin Book of Horror Stories
Illustration: Stephen Player

Anthony Horowitz – Introduction

Pete Johnson – Secret Terror
Stephen King – Battleground
Robert Westall – The Vacancy
Guy De Maupassant – The Twitch (trans Anthony Horowitz)
Laurence Staig – Freebies
Roald Dahl – Man From The South
Kenneth Ireland – The Werewolf Mask
Bram Stoker – Jonathan Harker’s Journal (extract from Dracula)
John Gordon -Eels
Anthony Horowitz – Bath Night

Acknowledgements

Blurb:
Whether it’s vampires, werewolves, ghouls or huge hairy spiders, whatever makes your flesh creep, you’ll find it in this chilling collection of horror stories edited by Anthony Horowitz.

Robert Westall’s ‘The Vacancy’ puts a horrific new perspective on being unemployed and John Gordon’s ‘Eels’ turns those slimy creatures into grisly instruments of torture. Classic horror stories such as ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Twitch’ are combined with contemporary horror from Stephen King, the master himself, to make a collection that lingers in your mind long after the lights go out!

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Best New Horror #21

Posted by demonik on September 22, 2010

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror #21 (Robinson, 28 October 2010)

Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror in 2009

Michael Kelly – The Woods
Joe Hill & Stephen King – Throttle
Barbara Roden – Out And Back
Ramsey Campbell – Respects
Simon Stranzas – Cold To The Touch
M. R. James & Reggie Oliver – The Game Of Bear
Chris Bell –  Shem-El-Nesime: An Inspiration In Perfume
Michael Marshall Smith – What Happens When You Wake Up In The Night
Nicholas Royle – The Reunion
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Mami Wata
Richard Christian Matheson – Venturi
John Gaskin – Party Talk
Terry Dowling – Two Steps Along The Road
Mark Valentine – The Axholme Toll
Robert Shearman – Granny’s Grinning
Rosalie Parker – In The Garden
Stephen Volk – After The Ape
Brian Lumley – The Nonesuch
Michael Kelly – Princess Of The Night

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2009

Useful Addresses

As far as i’m aware you’ll have to wait a few weeks for this to hit the shops although i gather it was pre-launched at FantasyCon over weekend. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time the contents have appeared online, so don’t forget not to give Vault a credit when you rip it off for your site/ blog/ messagebore, etc.

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Peter Haining – Death on Wheels

Posted by demonik on March 19, 2010

Peter Haining (ed.) – Death on Wheels (Souvenir 1999)

Introduction – Peter Haining

1. Auto Mania: The Machinery of Death

Trucks – Stephen King
The Dust-Cloud – E. F. Benson
Second Chance – Jack Finney
Used Car – H. Russell Wakefield
Duel – Richard Matheson
Who’s Been Sitting in My Car? – Antonia Fraser
Not from Detroit – Joe R. Lansdale

2. Motorway Madness: Murder in the Fast Lane

Never Stop on the Motorway – Jeffrey Archer
The Death Car – Peter Haining
Night Court – Mary Elizabeth Counselman
Accident Zone – Ramsey Campbell
The Last Run – Alan Dean Foster
The Hitch-Hiker – Roald Dahl
Crash – J. G. Ballard

3. Chrome Killers: The Future Autogeddon

The Racer – Ib Melchior
Along the Scenic Route – Harlan Ellison
Auto-da-Fé – Roger Zelazny
Violation – William F. Nolan
Thy Blood Like Milk – Ian Watson

Thanks to Steve Goodwin for providing the table of contents!

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Clarence Paget – 27th Pan Book Of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on March 19, 2010

Clarence Paget (ed.) – 27th Pan Book Of Horror Stories (1986)

Chris Barnham – On the Fisherman’s Path
Harry E. Turner – Ms Rita and the Professor
Samantha Lee – Medium Rare
Buzz Dixon – Spiders
J. Yen – A Weird Day for Agro
Alan Temperley – Pebbledene
Norman P. Kaufman – Dead Or Alive
Stephen King – I Know What You Need
Ray Askey – Red Recipe
B Seshadri – Joint Family
Jonathan Cruise – The House that Remembered
Jay Wilde – Rothschild’s Revenge

cover loaned from Alwyn Turner’s Trash Fiction

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Clarence Paget – 30th Pan Book Of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on March 19, 2010

Clarence Paget (ed.) – 30th Pan Book Of Horror Stories (1989)

Stephen King – The Lawnmower Man
Murray Pickles – Bobby Blue Eyes
David Williamson – The Too Good Samaritan
David Williamson – The Not So Good Samaritan
Jack Wainer – Princess
Alan Temperley – Revenge Of The Kittiwake
Rosemary Timperley – Unknown Territory
Rosemary Timperley – Little Boy Haunted
Christopher Fowler – Cooking The Books
Norman P. Kaufman – Vivisectionists
Jack Wainer – Trust Me Game
William Davidson – No Room At The Flat
B. Seshadri – The Cry Of The Churail
Stephen Edwards – The Scene Of The Crime
Jonathan Cruise – …. And The Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead

Grateful thanks to Johnny Mains

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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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