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The Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven
by Ellen Datlow and Nathan Ballingrud and Laird Barron and Brian Evenson


Overview - A sin-eater plies the tools of her dangerous trade; a jealous husband takes his rival on a hunting trip; a student torments one of his teachers; a cheap grafter is selling artifacts form hell; something is haunting the departure lounge of an airport .  Read more...

 
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Overview
A sin-eater plies the tools of her dangerous trade; a jealous husband takes his rival on a hunting trip; a student torments one of his teachers; a cheap grafter is selling artifacts form hell; something is haunting the departure lounge of an airport . . .

The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year's best offerings in short fiction horror. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Laird Barron, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nathan Ballingrud, Genevieve Valentine, and more.

For over three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. Night Shade Books is proud to present the seventh volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781597808293
  • ISBN-10: 1597808296
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds

Series: Best Horror of the Year

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Collections & Anthologies
Books > Fiction > Horror - General
Books > Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors)

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Datlow continues her annual series with this excellent anthology of horror stories in a variety of styles. Standouts include Angela Slatter’s “The Winter Children,” a short but sweet twist on the idea of fairy tale children seeking revenge as adults; Genevieve Valentine’s “A Dweller in Amenty,” in which a modern-day sin-eater shows how she copes with her burdens; and John Langan’s “Ymir,” which mixes crime, combat-related PTSD, and ancient gods into a unique tale of dark horror. Not every tale feels like it belongs in a year’s-best anthology; stories from the usually reliable Garth Nix and Gemma Files are underwhelming. Worse, Alison Littlewood’s “The Dog’s Home” contains an act of cruelty that is stomach-churning and vile without any redeeming sense of catharsis or literary merit, substituting transgression for style and horrific deeds for a genuine sense of horror. That one large blemish aside, Datlow shows a great sense of the scope and quality of the genre, adding (as always) superb year-in-review notes on horror markets large and small. Agent: Sarah Nagel, Writers House. (Aug.)

 
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