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    • Publication date:28 Oct 2010
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21

By Stephen Jones

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The latest volume in this award wining horror anthology series featuring the year's best work from the world's leading horror writers.

The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of the macabre and exciting newcomers.

As ever, this acclaimed anthology also offers the most comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; a comprehensive necrology of famous names; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writer alike.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction.

Praise for Stephen Jones:

'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney

'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus

'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books

Biographical Notes

Stephen Jones has won three World Fantasy Awards, four Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards. He has won the British Fantasy Award nineteen times and is also a Hugo Award nominee. A former television producer/director and genre movie publicist and consultant he has co-edited numerous books including The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror series as well as numerous other Mammoths. He lives in London.

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  • ISBN: 9781849013727
  • Publication date: 07 Oct 2010
  • Page count: 512
  • Imprint: Robinson
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One of Us

Craig DiLouie
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Craig DiLouie

'The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird' Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustTHEY CALL IT THE PLAGUEA generation of children born with extreme genetic mutations THEY CALL IT A HOMEBut it's a place of neglect and forced labour THEY CALL HIM A FREAKBut Dog is just a boy who wants to be treated as normalTHEY CALL THEM DANGEROUSThey might be rightThe story of a lost generation, and a boy who just wants to be one of us.'An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul' John Dixon'Without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . a compelling work of near perfection' Bracken MacLeod'This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you' Seanan McGuire

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The Boy on the Bridge

M. R. Carey
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M. R. Carey

'SPECTACULAR!' No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole'UNPUTDOWNABLE' Irish TimesThe thrilling stand-alone novel set in the same world as the million-copy bestseller THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS.Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.To where the monsters lived.'Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls'I loved it just as much as The Girl With All the Gifts, if not more' Martina Cole'A tense story with superbly rendered characters' SciFiNow'A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human' Kirkus

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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel

Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu

Paula Guran
Authors:
Paula Guran

For more than 80 years H. P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of horror and supernatural fiction with his dark vision of humankind's insignificant place in a vast, uncaring cosmos. At the time of his death in 1937, Lovecraft was virtually unknown, but from early cult status his readership expanded exponentially; his nightmarish visions laying down roots in the collective imagination of his readers. Now this master of the macabre is accepted as part of the literary mainstream, as an American author of note, and the impact of his work on modern popular culture - in literature, film, television, music, the graphic arts, gaming and theatre - has been profound. As Stephen King wrote in Danse Macabre, the shadow of H. P. Lovecraft 'underlies almost all of the important horror fiction that has come since.'Today, Lovecraft's themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history remain not only viable motifs for modern speculative fiction, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal.This outstanding anthology of original stories - from both established award-winning authors and exciting new voices - collects tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew the best of his concepts in ways relevant to today's readers, to create fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares. From the depths of R'lyeh to the heights of the Mountains of Madness, some of today's best weird fiction writers traverse terrain created by Lovecraft and create new eldritch geographies to explore . . .With stories by: Laird Barron, Nadia Bulkin, Amanda Downum, Ruthanna Emrys, Richard Gavin, Lois H. Gresh, Lisa L. Hannett, Brian Hodge, Caitlín R. Kiernan, John Langan, Yoon Ha Lee, Usman T. Malik, Helen Marshall, Silvia Moreno, Norman Partridge, W. H. Pugmire, Veronica Schanoes, Michael Shea, John Shirley, Simon Strantzas, Sandra McDonald, Damien Angelica Walters, Don Webb, Michael Wehunt and A.C. Wise Praise for the editor:'For fans of Lovecraftian fiction and well-wrought horror' - Library Journal'Guran smartly selects stories that evoke the spirit of Lovecraft's work without mimicking its style.' - Publishers Weekly'It's a pretty impressive line-up, with nary a clunker to be found. . . . You don't have to be a Lovecraft fan to enjoy this anthology... You'll find alienation, inhumanity, desperation, cruelty, insanity, hopelessness and despair, all set against the backdrop of a vast, unknowable universe filled with vile, indifferent monstrosities. You'll also find beauty, hope, redemption, and the struggle for survival. What more can you ask for?' - Tor.com'I highly recommend this collection... If you have even the slightest interest in contemporary horror fiction, you'll want to try this one on for size!' - BookGuide

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Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now

Stephen Jones, Alison Littlewood
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The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein

Stephen Jones
Authors:
Stephen Jones

Frankenstein . . . his very name conjures up images of plundered graves, secret laboratories, electrical experiments and reviving the dead.Within these pages, the maddest doctor of them all and his demented disciples once again delve into the Secrets of Life, as science fiction meets horror when the world's most famous creature lives again!The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein collects together for the first time twenty-fourelectrifying tales of cursed creation that are guaranteed to spark your interest - with classics from the pulp magazines by Robert Bloch and Manly Wade Wellman, modern masterpieces from Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Karl Edward Wagner, David J. Schow and R. Chetwynd-Hayes, and contributions from Graham Masterson, Basil Copper, John Brunner, Guy N. Smith, Kim Newman, Paul J. McAuley, Roberta Lannes, Michael Marshall Smith, Daniel Fox, Adrian Cole, Nancy Kilpatrick, Brian Mooney and Lisa Morton.Plus you're sure to get a charge from three complete novels: The Hound of Frankenstein by Peter Tremayne, The Dead End by David Case, and Mary W. Shelley's original masterpiece Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.As an electrical storm rages overhead, the generators are charged up, and beneath the sheet a cold form awaits its miraculous rebirth. Now it's time to throw that switch and discover all that Man Was Never Meant to Know.

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Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

Stephen Jones
Authors:
Stephen Jones

Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change.With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents - emails, articles, reports,diaries and eyewitness accounts - as past and future hang in the balance.In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby's plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . .Praise for previous Zombie Apocalypse! novels:There is a sense that events are building to a climax and each episode moves things forward. The Eloquent Page A phenomenal undertaking . . . Zombie Apocalypse! is a great read for any zombie fan. SF Site

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The Oversight

Charlie Fletcher
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Charlie Fletcher
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25

Stephen Jones
Authors:
Stephen Jones

For a quarter of a century, this multiple award-winning annual selection has showcased some of the very best, and most disturbing, short stories and novellas of horror and the supernatural. As always, this landmark volume features superior fiction from such masters of the genre and newcomers in contemporary horror as Michael Chislett; Thana Niveau; Reggie Oliver; Tanith Lee; Niel Gaiman; Robert Shearman; Simon Strantzas; Lavie Tidhar; Simon Kurt Unsworth and Halli Villegas.With an in-depth introduction covering the year in horror, a fascinating necrology and a unique contact directory, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading anthology dedicated solely to presenting the very best in modern horror.Praise for previous Mammoth Books of Best New Horror:'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times.'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney.'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus

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Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased

Stephen Jones, Lisa Morton
Authors:
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A novel set within the Zombie Apocalypse! mythos created by Stephen Jones for his bestselling trilogy, Washington DC is sent during the second half of Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback, when the zombies' intelligence is increasing and they have formed themselves into a society, and an army. New York and Los Angeles have fallen to the walking dead and there has been no news out of Chicago, but Washington DC is still holding out and the South is still free. Time is running out, though, for the battalions defending Capitol Hill . . . As the most powerful symbols of American democracy begin to fall, the President and her advisors must be protected at all costs. But what if there are people in her own government who are prepared to do a deal with the living-dead invaders to retain power at any cost? Meanwhile, 'Zombie King' Thomas Moreby is making his own plans to rule the United States as his control increases across the country. Moreby claims to have 'foreseen' his victory, but there are emerging factions in his own ranks who are starting to question their role in the war between zombies and humans. And how does the mysterious New World Pharmaceuticals fit into the New Zombie Order?

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Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital

Stephen Jones, Mark Morris
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London is in turmoil following riots and the Trafalgar Square Massacre. A doctor in a big East End hospital, already hard hit by government cutbacks and increasing social unrest, starts to get reports of something having happened at All Hallows church . . . Then, the first of the injured, including policemen and soldiers, start to be brought in, but the nurses and doctors on the day shift still can't make sense of what the victims are talking about. Soon their resources begin to be overwhelmed. Some of the injured begin to 'change' and soon the hospital, like so many other buildings throughout the city, is on lockdown. But as things grow increasingly chaotic outside, for those trapped within the old hospital building, both staff and patients, things quickly become infinitely worse as the dead return to life and stalk the corridors in search of flesh.

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House of the Rising Sun

Kristen Painter
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Best new Horror 4

Stephen Jones, Ramsey Campbell
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Best New Horror has established itself as the world's most admired annual collection, showcasing the very best in contemporary horror fiction. For this latest bloodcurdling feast of terror, the multi-award winning editors have chosen such modern masterpieces as the first book publication of a new ghost story by Clive Barker; Peter Straub's stunning novella set in a fear-haunted Vietnam; John Lennon's alternate history by Ian R. MacLeod, and Kim Newman's acclaimed novella about Victorian vampires.Plus razor sharp stories on the cutting edge of horror by some of the greatest contemporary masters of fear, including Peter Atkins, Poppy Z. Brite, John Brunner, Christopher Fowler, Thomas Ligotti, M. John Harrison, Lisa Tuttle, Karl Edward Wagner, Kate Wilhelm, Douglas E. Winter and many more.

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The Best New Horror 5

Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones
Authors:
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Best New Horror has established itself as the world's premier horror annual, showcasing the talents of the very best writers working in the horror and dark fantasy field today. In this latest volume, the multi-award winning editors have chosen razor-sharp stories of suspense and disturbing tales of terror by authors on the cutting edge of the genre. Along with a comprehensive review of the year and a fascinating necrology, this is the book no horror fan can afford to miss.

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The Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie, B.K. Evenson
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Psycho-Mania!

Stephen Jones
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Stephen Jones

We all go a little mad sometimes ...Included among these twisted tales - of psychos, schizoids and serial killers, many with a supernatural twist - is Reggie Oliver's revival of Edgar Allan Poe's wily French detective, C. Auguste Dupin, a new 'Bryant & May' London mystery from Christopher Fowler, child-actor-turnedprivate-eye Marty Burns investigating a quirky Hollywood case by Jay Russell and internationally bestselling Michael Marshall revisiting The Straw Men conspiracy. Alongside one of Robert Bloch's most iconic stories, there's an original wraparound sequence in the style of the author by John Llewellyn Probert.With classic reprints by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and Dennis Etchison, original fiction by Peter Crowther, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Paul McAuley, Lisa Morton, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem and others, you'd have to be out of your mind not to take a stab at these stories!