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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Ten

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Ten

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ISBN: 9781510716674
Published: 06/05/2018


A group of mountain climbers, caught in the dark, fights to survive their descent; An American band finds more than they bargained for in Mexico while scouting remote locations for a photo shoot; A young student’s exploration into the origins of a mysterious song leads him on a winding, dangerous path through the US’s deep south; A group of kids scaring each other with ghost stories discovers alarming consequences.

The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year’s best offerings in horror short fiction. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Mark Morris, Kaaron Warren, John Langan, Carole Johnstone, Brian Hodge, and others.

For more than 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 tenth volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS: 

Introduction: Summation 2017—Ellen Datlow
Better You Believe—Carole Johnstone
Liquid Air—Inna Effress
Holiday Romance—Mark Morris
Furtherest—Kaaron Warren
Where’s the Harm?—Rebecca Lloyd
Whatever Comes After Calcutta—David Erik Nelson
A Human Stain—Kelly Robson
The Stories We Tell about Ghosts—A. C. Wise
Endoskeletal—Sarah Read
West of Matamoros, North of Hell—Brian Hodge
Alligator Point—S. P. Miskowski
Dark Warm Heart—Rich Larson
There and Back Again—Carmen Maria Machado
Shepherd’s Business—Stephen Gallagher
You Can Stay All Day—Mira Grant
Harvest Song, Gathering Song—A. C. Wise
The Granfalloon—Orrin Grey
Fail-Safe—Philip Fracassi
The Starry Crown—Marc E. Fitch
Eqalussuaq—Tim Major
Lost in the Dark—John Langan
Honorable Mentions
About the Authors
Acknowledgment of Copyright
About the Editor

Praise for Ellen Datlow and The Best Horror of the Year

Award-winning editor Ellen Datlow has assembled a tasty collection of twenty one terrifying and unsettling treats. In addition to providing excellent fiction to read, this is the perfect book for discovering new authors and enriching your life through short fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews

“For more than three 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 fans crave. . . . and the anthologies just keep getting better and better. She's an icon in the industry.”—Signal Horizon

Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year series is one of the best investments you can make in short fiction. The current volume is no exception."—Adventures Fantastic

“As usual, Datlow delivers what she promises, ‘the best horror of the year,’ whether it’s written by the famous (Neil Gaiman) or the should-be famous (Laird Barron and many others).”
Washington Post

“You just can’t have a list of recommended speculative anthologies without including an Ellen Datlow anthology. It’s. Not. Possible. The line-up in The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight is absolutely stupendous, featuring the most frighteningly talented authors in horror fiction.”—Tor.com

"Once again, [Ellen Datlow supplies] an invaluable book, featuring excellent short fiction and, in addition, providing as always precious information about what happened in the horror field last year.”—Mario Guslandi, British Fantasy Society