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Reimagining Lovecraft: Four Tor.com Novellas

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The Best of the Best Horror of the Year

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ISBN : 1597806447
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Download PDF The Best of the Best Horror of the Year Book by Ellen Datlow Full eBook and published by Start Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ***One of Publishers Weekly's ""Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018""*** A group of mountain climbers, caught in the dark, fight to survive their descent; in the British countryside, hundreds of magpies ascend into the sky, higher and higher, until they seem to vanish into the heavens; a professor and his student track a zombie horde in order to research zombie behavior; an all-girl riding school has sinister secrets; a town rails in vain against a curse inflicted upon it by its founders. For more than three decades, editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, has had her finger on the pulse of the horror genre, introducing readers to writers whose tales can unnerve, frighten, and terrify. This anniversary volume, which collects the best stories from the first ten years of her annual The Best Horror of the Year anthology series, includes fiction from award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman, Livia Llewellyn, Laird Barron, Gemma Files, Stephen Graham Jones, and many more. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction―Ellen Datlow Lowland Sea―Suzy McKee Charnas Wingless Beasts―Lucy Taylor The Nimble Men―Glen Hirshberg Little America―Dan Chaon Black and White Sky―Tanith Lee The Monster Makers―Steve Rasnic Tem Chapter Six―Stephen Graham Jones In a Cavern, in a Canyon―Laird Barron Allochthon―Livia Llewellyn Shepherds’ Business―Stephen Gallagher Down to a Sunless Sea―Neil Gaiman The Man from the Peak―Adam Golaski In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos―John Langan The Moraine―Simon Bestwick At the Riding School―Cody Goodfellow Cargo―E.Michael Lewis Tender as Teeth―Stephanie Crawford & Duane Swierczynski Wild Acre―Nathan Ballingrud The Callers―Ramsey Campbell This Stagnant Breath of Change―Brian Hodge Grave Goods―Gemma Files The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine―Peter Straub Majorlena―Jane Jakeman The Days of Our Lives―Adam L. G. Nevill You Can Stay All Day―Mira Grant No Matter Which Way We Turned―Brian Evenson Nesters―Siobhan Carroll Better You Believe―Carole Johnstone About the Authors Acknowledgment of Copyright About the Editor

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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition

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ISBN : 083891781X
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ISBN : 1476637563
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ISBN : 1101974184
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