Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 14 - Stephen Jones

There is a massive year long recap here by the editor, mentioning just about anyone who even contemplated doing anything horror related in a passing chat with their nana. Very comprehensive, about 80 pages of it. Also a long list of dead people related to the genre in the Necrology, so that part is worth bonus points.

Best New Horror 14 : October in the Chair - Neil Gaiman
Best New Horror 14 : Details - China Mieville
Best New Horror 14 : The Wretched Thicket Of Thorn - Don Tumasonis
Best New Horror 14 : The Absolute Last of the Ultra-Spooky Super-Scary Hallowe'en Horror Nights - David J. Schow
Best New Horror 14 : Standard Gauge - Nicholas Royle
Best New Horror 14 : Little Dead Girl Singing - Stephen Gallagher
Best New Horror 14 : Nesting Instincts - Brian Hodge
Best New Horror 14 : The Two Sams - Glen Hirshberg
Best New Horror 14 : Hides - Jay Russell
Best New Horror 14 : The Unbeheld - Ramsey Campbell
Best New Horror 14 : Ill Met By Daylight - Basil Copper
Best New Horror 14 : Catskin - Kelly Link
Best New Horror 14 : 20th Century Ghost - Joe Hill
Best New Horror 14 : Egyptian Avenue - Kim Newman
Best New Horror 14 : The Boy behind the Gate - James Van Pelt
Best New Horror 14 : Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea - Caitlin R. Kiernan
Best New Horror 14 : The Prospect Cards - Don Tumasonis
Best New Horror 14 : The Cage - Jeff VanderMeer
Best New Horror 14 : Dr. Pretorius and the Lost Temple - Paul McAuley


Monthly avatar stories that most of them don't even like.

2 out of 5


Pattern recognition terror.

3 out of 5


Island getaway advice should be taken.

4 out of 5


Theme park hoodlum slasher cleanup.

4 out of 5


Just the right height for the old across the train tracks special.

3.5 out of 5


Talent contest puppet.

3.5 out of 5


Woman quite malleable.

3.5 out of 5


Miscarriage packets.

2.5 out of 5


Robert Louis Eatemson.

3.5 out of 5


Drawer baby.

2 out of 5


Old tomb guy scary.

3 out of 5


Witches and felines combo = bad.

3 out of 5


Cinema-goers leave the dead in the aisles.

4 out of 5


Old rich guy takes the whole Egyptian burial thing way too far.

3.5 out of 5


Good boy, bad boy, whichever, chuck 'em in an old mine.

4 out of 5


Women problems require sacrifice, Dagon-it.

4 out of 5


Bomb prediction girl stuck in one song groove until cured of the horn.

4 out of 5


Nasty reports.

3.5 out of 5


Good idea to keep little monsters locked up.

3 out of 5


Mr Carlyle is asked to help an engineer look into something strange going on with an underground tunnel project in London.

3.5 out of 5




4 out of 5

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