Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 17 - Stephen Jones

A 3.41 average, so pretty reasonable for one of these. The usual good epic overview - the editor stating that too many books get published each year, and that in this particular year more were published in the UK than the USA. That is certainly very crazypants.

Good stories here from Massie, Hirshberg, Morrell and Lumley, and the most interesting perhaps is Caitlin Kiernan's, which apparently she wrote with alcoholic insistence. She should give that a shot again, sometime! Or two or three.

Best New Horror 17 : The Decorations - Ramsey Campbell
Best New Horror 17 : Black and Green and Gold - David Herter
Best New Horror 17 : I Live With You and You Don't Know It - Carol Emshwiller
Best New Horror 17 : The Cubist's Attorney - Peter Atkins
Best New Horror 17 : All Fish and Dracula - Liz Williams
Best New Horror 17 : The Ball Room - China Mieville and Emma Bircham and Max Schaefer
Best New Horror 17 : Gulls - Tim Pratt
Best New Horror 17 : Pinkie - Elizabeth Massie
Best New Horror 17 : Glyphotech - Mark Samuels
Best New Horror 17 : One of the Hungry Ones - Mark Phillips
Best New Horror 17 : If I Should Wake Before I Die - Brian Hodge
Best New Horror 17 : The Other Family - Roberta Lannes
Best New Horror 17 : The Outermost Borough - Gahan Wilson
Best New Horror 17 : American Morons - Glen Hirshberg
Best New Horror 17 : Where Angels Come In - Adam L. G. Nevill
Best New Horror 17 : Sickhouse Hospitality - Terry Lamsley
Best New Horror 17 : Best New Horror - Joe Hill
Best New Horror 17 : La Peau Verte - Caitlin R. Kiernan
Best New Horror 17 : Time Was - David Morrell
Best New Horror 17 : Haeckel's Tale - Clive Barker
Best New Horror 17 : The Taint - Brian Lumley
Best New Horror 17 : The Winner Ramsey Campbell

Kill the worm.

3 out of 5


Rusalka ring.

3.5 out of 5


Multi personality generosity.

3.5 out of 5


Triple monster legacy.

3.5 out of 5


Dead return, Fin.

3.5 out of 5


Pissy playtime problems.

3 out of 5


Beach boy barbie.

3.5 out of 5


Smart pig killer.

4 out of 5


Horror seminar.

3.5 out of 5


Costume hunt.

3 out of 5


Miscarriage circle spread.

3 out of 5


Beach house swap.

3 out of 5


Big scratchy nude genius.

3.5 out of 5


Dirtwritten yankee sacrifice.

4 out of 5


Trespassing reduction.

2.5 out of 5


Save the rats.

3.5 out of 5


Hard to find editing terror.

3 out of 5


Naked stag destiny, sis, sorry.

4 out of 5


Sarsparilla didn't transport.

4 out of 5


Zombie orgy impregnation.

3.5 out of 5


Deep Ones, relatively speaking.

4 out of 5


Sick pub face noise.

3 out of 5




4 out of 5

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