Fearful Symmetries : An Anthology of Horror
Overview - **Winner of the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology** Edited by Hugo award-winning editor Ellen Datlow. So what can you look forward to in Fearful Symmetries? There are monsters--human and non-human. There are children--those who victimize, and those who are victims. Read more...
More About Fearful Symmetries by Ellen Datlow; Nathan Ballingrud; Laird Barron
**Winner of the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology**
Edited by Hugo award-winning editor Ellen Datlow.
So what can you look forward to in Fearful Symmetries? There are monsters--human and non-human. There are children--those who victimize, and those who are victims. There are supernatural horrors, psychological terrors, nourish dark fantasies, and downright weird fictions. Featuring Nathan Ballingrud, Laird Barron, Pat Cadigan, Siobhan Carroll, Terry Dowling, Brian Evenson, Gemma Files, Jeffrey Ford, Carole Johnstone, Stephen Graham Jones, Caitlin R Kiernan, John Langan, Catherine MacLeod, Helen Marshall, Bruce McAllister, Gary McMahon, Garth Nix, Robert Shearman, Michael Marshall Smith, and Kaaron Warren. Come on in, and make yourself a cozy little nook in the dark, and enjoy.
- ISBN-13: 9781771481939
- ISBN-10: 1771481935
- Publisher: Chizine Publications
- Publish Date: May 2014
- Page Count: 344
- Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
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Datlow’s “experimental” crowdfunded horror anthology is nicely unthemed, avoiding vampires, werewolves, and zombies while including ghosts, witches, and newly trendy wendigos. The last merges quite nicely with an Arctic setting in Siobhan Carroll’s “Wendigo Nights,” one of the standouts. Other highlights include always reliable, always evolving authors like Pat Cadigan, Caitlín Kiernan, and Michael Marshall Smith, whose “Power” is a rare science-fiction horror tale. Gemma Files’s “A Wish from a Bone” launches the volume with an elegant update to the classic “wrath of ancient gods” plot, and Helen Marshall’s “In the Year of Omens” is perfectly creepy. There are a few misses—Gary McMahon’s “Kaiju” feels incomplete, while Terry Dowling and John Langan both turn in surprisingly subpar tales—but on balance, this is an excellent anthology for horror fans, with a nice range of tones and styles and some intriguing new voices. (May)