Stephen Jones Brian Lumley Peter Straub Tim Lebbon Kim Newman Elizabeth Hand Joe Hill Mark Samuels
- Title: Best New Horror
- Author: Stephen Jones Brian Lumley Peter Straub Tim Lebbon Kim Newman Elizabeth Hand Joe Hill Mark Samuels
- ISBN: 9780762438419
- Page: 113
- Format: Paperback
This twentieth anniversary showcase includes a single story from each of the Best New Horror annual anthologies.Contents 1989 No sharks in the Med Brian Lumley 1990 The man who drew cats Michael Marshall Smith 1991 The same in any language Ramsey Campbell 1992 Norman Wisdom and the Angel of Death Christopher Fowler 1993 Mefisto in onyx Harlan EllisoThis twentieth anniversary showcase includes a single story from each of the Best New Horror annual anthologies.Contents 1989 No sharks in the Med Brian Lumley 1990 The man who drew cats Michael Marshall Smith 1991 The same in any language Ramsey Campbell 1992 Norman Wisdom and the Angel of Death Christopher Fowler 1993 Mefisto in onyx Harlan Ellison 1994 The temptation of Dr Stein Paul J McAuley 1995 Queen of knives Neil Gaiman 1996 The break Terry Lamsley 1997 Emptiness spoke eloquent Caitlin R Kiernan 1998 Mr Clubb and Mr Cuff Peter Straub 1999 White Tim Lebbon 2000 The other side of midnight Anno Dracula, 1981 Kim Newman 2001 Cleopatra Brimstone Elizabeth Hand 2002 20th century ghost Joe Hill 2003 The white hands Mark Samuels 2004 My death Lisa Tuttle 2005 Haeckel s tale Clive Barker 2006 Devil s smile Glen Hirshberg 2007 The church on the island Simon Kurt Unsworth 2008 The New York Times at special bargain rates Stephen King.
Recent Comments "Best New Horror"
I expected more of this anthologyThe general rating is an average sum result of the individual ratings given to each short story contained in the anthology.This is an anthology edited by Stephen Jones, making a personal selection of the stories that he considered as the best story of each “Best of New Horror” anthologies published since its first publishing (1989) covering 20 years (2008) (the anthology series keep being published so far (2016)).While there were some brilliant stories totall [...]
This was a one-stop attempt by me to see how recent horror writing compares with the fantastic Pan Book of Horror Stories series I was a fan of when I was a vile teenager. The Pan Books were total gonzo. I would like to review all of them but I fear everyone would defriend me.Okay, the experience was not good. Two examples :No Sharks in the Med. by Brian LumleyThis first story did indeed fill me with a deep sense of dread and unease, along the lines of What Have I Volunteered Myself For? - since [...]
The Mammoth Book, Best of the Best in Horror, represents 20 years of effort by Jones. Each year is represented by a story that Jones felt to be memorable, and even the “best.” This probably isn’t always the case, as the collection’s last story by Stephen King underscores (though it’s solid enough, this selection has more to do with name than outstanding substance). But in most instances, as he plows through each year’s “Mammoth” effort, Jones, while explaining his preference for [...]
Horror, like comedy, is one of the most personal genres, and what works for one person may leave another completely cold. Generally, I've gotten along very well with Stephen Jones's "Best New Horror" collections--certainly I keep buying them!--but his "best of the best" selections from the previous volumes were more hit-or-miss for me than usual. Also, since the selections proceed chronologically (one story from each volume in the anthology's history), the structure is a little off-balance: I ag [...]
I like to read Horror books any time of the year, but right now, close to Halloween is the best time. These twenty short horror stories were the best of the Mammoth book of best new horror. Out of the twenty stories, I only really liked five of them. The rest were just OK, in my opinion. The ones I liked were:White by Tim Lebbon(It was an intriguing storyarted out with some gruesome-ness right away. Even though we don't find out exactly what the beings were in this story, it was still a good, fa [...]
Well, okay, I didn't actually read it because I'm going to start working my backwards through the various MBOBNH, slowly, no doubt, after I finish this year's. I did all of Wagner's Year's Best Horror (save one, still waiting in the pile), so why read the stories here when I'll read them there? So I didn't read it or even buy it, I got a (battered) copy from I.L.L.What I did do was read everything else. It's all very interesting. The battles over tacky covers, the battles over censorship, the va [...]
This collection contains 20 short stories (from 1989 to 2008) 1 story for each year, and a different author for each tale. Overall, I would say this book is worth a read if you're a fan of horrors and thrillers. But there were quite a few stories that were let downs for me, I didn't find them enjoyable in the least. Then there were others that were a little better (but still not very scary). And then there were a few gems that I found to be brilliant. But don't let my semi-harsh critique of this [...]
An interesting anthology where a few tales fare better than others. Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Clive Braker are (as expected) the highlights of the book. "Mephisto in Onix" and "20th Century Ghosts" made me very interested in checking other stuff from Harlan Ellison and Joe Hill. Truly great stuff. However, a few weak stories ("No Sharks in the Med" is like a sub-par slasher flick and "White"'s plot has been done better by other authors) scattered throughout the book and the sense that most o [...]
This is a good holiday book - lots of little stories, some better than others. Highlights include a good re-working of Bartleby the Scrivener for any Melville fans; as well as a long poem / story by Neil Gaiman, which is refreshingly different, unexpected and puzzling (swoon! We love Gaiman, he's a ledge). I'm home from Barca now and can't be bothered to finish it,so it is destined for the shelf for now.
Honestly, if these are the best stories that Best New Horror could come up with, then I'd really hate to see the other stories in the volumes. It's fairly clear that most of the authors were saving up their good work for things they would actually want to be published. Even authors I really liked, really wrote bad stories in this.
This collection contains some interesting and often some clever stories. If you expect modern (commercial) horror then you may be disappointed.
Great book. A culmination of the best twenty stories from each volume from the past twenty years. Something here for every horror fan.
Excellent collection of stories.
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