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Orbit

The Delirium Brief

Charles Stross
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Charles Stross
Little, Brown

Theft by Finding

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris
Robinson

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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A Chinaman's Chance

Eric Liu
Authors:
Eric Liu
Robinson

Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital

Stephen Jones, Mark Morris
Authors:
Stephen Jones, Mark Morris

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.

Robinson

21st Century Science Fiction

David G. Hartwell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Authors:
David G. Hartwell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden

A fantastic collection of recent stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors, including many award-winners.David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognised as some of the most skilled and trusted arbiters in science fiction, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans with a first opportunity to see their considerable talents combined, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the genre. The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favourites to incandescent new talents, including Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear and Peter Watts. The stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction genre's major awards.Stories include Bacigalupi's 'The Gambler' (Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon and BSFA nominee), Bear's 'Tideline' (Hugo and Sturgeon winner), Cooper's 'Savant Songs' (Sturgeon nominee), Cornell's 'One of Our Bastards Is Missing' (Hugo nominee), Gregory's 'Second Person Present Tense' (Sturgeon nominee), Mary Robinette Kowal's 'Evil Robot Monkey' (Hugo nominee), David Levine's 'Tk'tk'tk' (Hugo winner), David Moles's 'Finisterra' (Hugo nominee, Sturgeon winner), Hannu Rajaniemi's 'His Master's Voice' (BSFA and Sturgeon winner), Rachel Swirsky's 'Eros', Philia, Agape (Hugo and Sturgeon nominee), Peter Watts's 'The Island' (Hugo winner, Sturgeon nominee).

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Psycho-Mania!

Stephen Jones
Authors:
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!

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26

Gardner Dozois
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Gardner Dozois
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25

Gardner Dozois
Authors:
Gardner Dozois
Robinson

Mammoth Books presents The Unexpected

Michael Marshall Smith, Nicholas Royle, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Shearman, Rosalie Parker, Simon Strantzas
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Michael Marshall Smith, Nicholas Royle, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Shearman, Rosalie Parker, Simon Strantzas

What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night - Michael Marshall SmithFor Michael Marshall Smith, this was one of those stories that dropped straight into his head, but the problem was that he didn't want it: "It wasn't an idea I liked. It was clearly some part of my brain serving up a notion simply because it could, and because it knew it could frighten me with it."It did frighten me, and so I did what I always do when that happens - which is write it down, in the hope it will go away."Respects - Ramsey Campbell"'Respects' was suggested by a local incident in which a car thief in his early teens killed himself while fleeing the police," recalls Campbell. "A lamp standard at the site of his demise is still decorated with flowers years after the incident, and the tributes on the obituaries page of one Wallasey newspaper were at least as grotesque as the ones I've invented - the romanticisation of a petty criminal.Cold to Touch - Simon Strantzas"Stories often find their origins in unexpected ways," Strantzas reveals. "I was inspired in this case by a photograph of a Zen garden I once used as my computer's desktop background."There was something there in the coldness of the photograph, something that brought to mind the barren vistas of the Canadian Arctic, which ended up being the perfect setting for my tale of tested faith."The Reunion - Nicholas Royle"'The Reunion' is based on actual events," reveals the author, "but the story only really came into focus for me when I was invited to contribute to Ellen Datlow's Poe anthology."Poe is brilliant. I was at a conference recently where a teacher revealed that she had read Poe's 'The Black Cat' to a lecture theatre full of schoolchildren. She switched off all the lights and used a torch to read by. A number of parents lodged complaints, which she took as a measure of the event's success. My tale is inspired by a different Poe story."Granny's Grinning - Robert Shearman"I love Christmas," says Shearman. "Always have done, and always a bit too passionately. The intensity with which I loved Christmas was delightful when I was eight years old, slightly unusual by the time I was eighteen, and increasingly disturbing thereafter."I was the last one to grow up. It suddenly dawned on me one year, looking into the faces of my parents, and of my sister, that they were all older, and fatter, and less and less festive. And that they were trying so hard to keep me happy each Christmas, pretending they wanted all those presents I'd bought, all those sausage rolls and Quality Street chocs. That what I was trying to do, each December, was somehow reach back into the past and resurrect a time that was dead, that was long dead."I still love Christmas. But now I recognize - as I still make them perform party games, as I still make them open their gifts and smile and say thank you - that they're zombies now. All of them, zombies. I'll never get my childhood back again, not really, or the innocence of that family get-together. So I'll make do with the dead, and pretend."This is a story all about that."In The Garden - Rosalie Parker"'In the Garden' was written after I challenged myself to write a horror story about gardening," explains the author. "It emerged more quickly and easily than anything I've ever written. I think of it more as a prose poem than a story."

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Mammoth Books presents Messing With Your Head

Brian Hodge, Joel Lane, Kirstyn McDermott, Mark Valentine, Steve Rasnic Tem
Authors:
Brian Hodge, Joel Lane, Kirstyn McDermott, Mark Valentine, Steve Rasnic Tem
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk

Sean Wallace
Authors:
Sean Wallace
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Body Horror

Marie O'Regan, Paul Kane
Authors:
Marie O'Regan, Paul Kane

A gripping collection which offers for the first time a chronological overview of the popular contemporary sub-genre of body horror, from Edgar Allan Poe to Christopher Fowler, with contributions from leading horror writers, including Stephen King, George Langelaan and Neil Gaiman. The collection includes the stories behind seminal body horror movies, John Carpenter's The Thing, David Cronenberg's The Fly and Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator.

Robinson

Brave New Love

Paula Guran
Authors:
Paula Guran

When society crumbles, can young love survive? When the young are deprived of their bright future and left to survive day to day, what bonds remain between individuals? Can young love survive a dystopian nightmare? This exciting collection of stories explores the struggles, both emotional and physical, of teenagers trying to survive as society falls apart or as they help build a new world. Compelling, emotionally charged stories of young lives lived in desperate circumstances by: John Shirley, Elizabeth Bear, Kiera Cass, Nisi Shawl, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Steve Berman, Amanda Downum, Diana Peterfreund, Jeanne DuPrau, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Jesse Karp, William Sleator, Carrie Ryan and Seth Cadin.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24

Gardner Dozois
Authors:
Gardner Dozois

In this the twenty-fourth edition of his celebrated annual Mammoth Book of Best New SF (its 28th as The Year's Best SF in the United States), award-winning editor Gardner Dozois presents 33 of 2010's most outstanding pieces of short science fiction, along with his typically informative notes on each author. Many are the work of award-winning writers, but there are also some surprising newcomers. The collection is prefaced, as ever, by Dozois's Summation of 2010 in SF, a review of the year's highlights in publishing and film - including non-fiction, media and awards - obituaries and an insightful look at emerging trends.

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The Mammoth Book of 20th Century SF II

David G. Hartwell
Authors:
David G. Hartwell

This volume, covering the period from the 1890s to the future, includes stories from founding fathers of the field like H. G. Wells and C. S. Lewis; beloved mainstays of the genre, such as Philip Jose Farmer, Roger Zelazny and Jack Vance; notable female writers, including Nancy Kress, and authors like Bruce Sterling, William Gibson and James Morrow, who have hit their stride in the last two decades. Also featured are those widely recognised outside the genre, the celebrated writing of E. M. Forster and Michael Shaara, as well as translations of foreign writers' formative work including that of Wolfgang Jeschke and Dino Buzzati.

Robinson

Zombie Apocalypse!

Stephen Jones
Authors:
Stephen Jones

A "mosaic novel" set in the near-future, when a desperate and ever-more controlling UK government decides to restore a sense of national pride with a New Festival of Britain. However, controversial plans to build on the site of an old church in South London releases a centuries-old plague that turns its victims into flesh-hungry ghouls whose bite or scratch passes the contagion on to others. Even worse, the virus may also have a supernatural origin with the power to revive the dead.Despite the attempts of the police, the military and those in power to understand and contain the infection commonly referred to as "The Death", it soon sweeps across London, transforming everyone who comes into contact with it. With the city - and the country - falling into chaos, even a drastic attempt at a "Final Solution" to eradicate the outbreak at its source fails to prevent it from spreading to Europe and then quickly throughout the rest of the world.Soon there is no more news coming out of Britain . . . and it is up to those survivors in other countries to confront the flesh-eating invaders within their midst. Will humanity triumph over a world-wide zombie plague, or will the walking dead ultimately inherit the Earth?Told through various disparate and overlapping eye-witness accounts, through texts, e-mails, blogs, letters, diaries, transcripts, official reports and other forms of communication, a picture builds up of a world plunged into chaos - where the dead attack the living, and only one of them can be the ultimate victor.Written by some of the biggest and best-known names in horror and science fiction, these interconnected narratives create a unique vision of the End of the World brought about by a plague that may have its origins in both science and the occult.Praise for Stephen Jones:'Horror's last maverick.' - Christopher Fowler'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.'- Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones.' - Roz Kavaney, Time Out'Edited by Stephen Jones, a member of that tiny band of anthologists whose work is so reliably good that you automatically reach out and grab hold of any new volume spotted if you are wise.'- Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy'One of the genre's most enthusiastic cheerleaders.' - Publishers Weekly

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The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF

Mike Ashley
Authors:
Mike Ashley

Many readers are attracted to science fiction for that singular moment when a story expands your imagination, enabling you to see something in a new light. Not all SF works this way! This volume collects the very best of it that does, with 25 of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction.The storylines range from a discovery on the Moon that opens up vistas across all time to a moment in which distances across the Earth suddenly increase and people vanish. These are tales to take you from the other side of now to the very end of time - from today's top-name contributors including Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, Gregory Benford and Robert Reed.

Paula Guran

Paula Guran is the senior editor at Prime Books. She edited the Juno line of fantasy for six years and edits the annual Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror series. Guran has won two Bram Stoker Awards and two World Fantasy Award nominations. She lives in Akron, Ohio.

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, four Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards, as well as being a multiple recipient of the British Fantasy Award and a Hugo Award nominee. A former television producer/director and genre movie publicist and consultant, he has written and edited more than 130 books, including the Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome, A Book of Horrors, Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James, Psycho-Mania! and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror and Zombie Apocalypse! series.