The Best Horror of the Year : Vol 14 ed by Ellen Datlow
Trade paperback format. Quite the amazing line-up in this year's best-of!!!
For more than four decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the thirteenth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Stephen Graham Jones, Joyce Carol Oates, Laird Barron, Mira Grant, and many others.
With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.
Redwater — Simon Bestwick
Caker’s Man — Matthew Holness
Black Leg — Glen Hirshberg
The Offering — Michael Marshall Smith
Fox Girl — Lee Murray
Shuck — G. V. Anderson
The Hunt at Rotherdam — A. C. Wise
Dancing Sober in the Dust — Steve Toase
The God Bag — Christopher Golden
The Strathantine Imps — Steve Duffy
The Quizmasters — Gerard McKeown
All Those Lost Days — Brian Evenson
“Elephant Subjected to the Predations of a Mentalist” – Dir. B.S. Stockton, 1921
And “Ol’ Will’s Birthday Bash and Dither Family Reunion” – Dir. Various, 1952.
— Jonathan Raab
Three Sisters Bog — Eóin Murphy
The Steering Wheel Club — Kaaron Warren
The King of Stones — Simon Strantzas
Stolen Property — Sarah Lamparelli
Shards — Ian Rogers
Chit Chit — Steve Toase
Poor Butcher-Bird — Gemma Files
Trap — Carly Holmes
I’ll Be Gone By Then — Eric LaRocca
Jack-in-the-Box — Robin Furth
Tiptoe — Laird Barron