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  • For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the tenth volume of the series, Da...


  • The essential collection of beloved ghost stories, compiled by the editor who helped define the genre -- including stories from award-winning, bestselling authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay. Everyon...


  • “Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year series is one of the best investments you can make in short fiction. The current volume is no exception.” ?Adventures Fantastic    For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horr...


  • From master anthologist Ellen Datlow comes an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Between the hallucinogenic, wei...


  • An elderly man aggressively defends his private domain against all comers?including his daughter;a policeman investigates an impossible horror show of a crime; a father witnesses one of the worst things a parent can imagine; the abuse of one child fu...


  • "Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion." --Clive Barker For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the mo...


  • There's definitely a dark side to the avian. Birds of prey sometimes kill other birds (the shrike), destroy other birds eggs (blue jays), and even have been known to kill small animals (the kea sometimes eats live lambs). And who isn't disgusted by b...


  • Unlucky thieves invade a house where Home Alone seems like a playground romp. An antique bookseller and a mob enforcer join forces to retrieve the Atlas of Hell. Postapocalyptic survivors cannot decide which is worse: demon women haunting the skies o...


  • For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror listeners crave. Now, with the eighth volume of the series, Datl...






  • Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s stories shaped modern horror more than any other author’s in the last two centuries: Cthulhu, the Old Ones, Herbert West: Reanimator, and more terrifying nightmares emerged from the mythos of this legendary writer.  ...


  • A town is held hostage by an unholy bargain made by some of the inhabitants; a party game on Halloween brings back memories better left forgotten; one misstep changes the balance of survival during the apocalypse; a group of seemingly typical travele...


  • Stories of dark desire and wicked payback from Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Richard Christian Matheson, and more. From Shakespeare to Poe, revenge has always been one of the great themes in literature. This anthology conta...


  • A town is held hostage by an unholy bargain made by some of the inhabitants; a party game on Halloween brings back memories better left forgotten; one misstep changes the balance of survival during the apocalypse; a group of seemingly typical travele...


  • A sin-eater plies the tools of her dangerous trade; a jealous husband takes his rival on a hunting trip; a student torments one of his teachers; a cheap grafter is selling artifacts form hell; something is haunting the departure lounge of an airport....


  • The Doll Collection is exactly what it sounds like: a treasured toy box of all-original dark stories about dolls of all types, including everything from puppets and poppets to mannequins and baby dolls. Featuring everything from life-sized clockw...


  • The credits have rolled, but the lights are still off. Something is lurking on the other side of the screen. There are dark secrets, starving monsters, and haunted survivors who refuse to be left on the cutting room floor. But that’s okay, right? A...


  • A boy's eleventh birthday heralds the arrival of a bizarre new entourage, a suicidal diva just can't seem to die, and a washed up wrestler goes toe-to-toe with a strange new foe. All of these queer marvels and more can be found at the Nightmare Carni...


  • "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." --H.P. Lovecraft This statement was true when H. P. Lovecraft first wrote it at the beginning of the twentieth century, and ...


  • This statement was true when H. P. Lovecraft first wrote it at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it remains true at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The only thing that has changed is what is unknown. With each passing year, sc...


  • **Winner of the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology** Edited by Hugo award-winning editor Ellen Datlow. So what can you look forward to in Fearful Symmetries? There are monstershuman and non-human. There are childrenthose who victimi...


  • Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations—Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more, appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story...


  • If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very ...


  • Telling Tales collects stories from award-winning and highly acclaimed alumni of the prestigious Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle, Washington. These sixteen stories display a range of styles that exemplify the talents of writers who have pass...


  • Darkness, both literal and psychological, holds its own unique fascination. Despite our fears, or perhaps because of them, readers have always been drawn to tales of death, terror, madness, and the supernatural, and no more so than today when a wildl...


  • Darkness, both literal and psychological, holds its own unique fascination. Despite our fears, or perhaps because of them, readers have always been drawn to tales of death, terror, madness, and the supernatural, and no more so than today when a wildl...


  • Just as fairy-tale magic can transform a loved one into a swan, the contributors to this book have transformed traditional fairy tales and legends into stories that are completely original, yet still tantalizingly familiar. In this book you will fi...


  • Did you ever wonder what happened to the seven dwarfs after Snow White ditched them, or what life was like for the giant in "Jack and the Beanstalk?" Can you imagine a wicked stepsister who really gets what she deserves, and a Cinderella who isn't da...


  • This fiendish anthology, complied by the horror genre’s most acclaimed editor, drags you into the twisted minds of modern literary masters at their fiendish best. Visionary storytellers fill this collection of tales lyrical and strange, monstrous a...


  • “Gaslamp Fantasy,” or historical fantasy set in a magical version of the nineteenth century, has long been popular with readers and writers alike. A number of wonderful fantasy novels, including Stardust by Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Strange and Mr No...






  • If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very...


  • The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year have been widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and many others, and featuring Datlow's comprehe...


  • The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year have been widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. Now, for the fourth consecutive year, editor Ellen Datlow has explored the entirety of the diverse horror market, disti...


  • To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, this anthology celebrates the depth and diversity of one of the most important figures in literature. Compiled by multi-award winning editor, Ellen Datlow, it presents some of th...


  • When we think of vampires, instantly the image arises: fangs sunk deep into the throat of the victim. But bloodsucking is merely one form of vampirism. For this brilliantly original anthology, Ellen Datlow has commissioned stories from many of the mo...


  • A hit man who kills with coincidence... A detective caught in a war between two worlds... A man whose terrible appetites hide an even darker secret... Dark Horse once again teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecra...


  • A doctor makes a late-night emergency call to an exclusive California riding school; a professor inherits a mysterious vase... and a strange little man; a struggling youth discovers canine horrors lurking beneath the streets of Albany; a sheriff ruth...


  • Fascinated by vampires? Then feast on nineteen tantalizing, bite-sized tales exploring the intersections between the living, dead, and undead. The vampires in these stories range from romantic to chilling to gleeful -- and touch on nearly every...


  • A girl who eats dreams, a woman who chooses the apes, and a barbarian hero rendered as a collage. These are just a few of the people readers first met online thanks to the explosion of webzines. Ellen Datlow, editor of Omni Online, Event Horizon, and...


  • What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in common? They are all shapechangers. In The Beastly Bride, acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring together original stories and poems from a stellar lineup of authors includ...


  • This sophisticated, scary anthology collects the best horror fiction published between 1984 and 2005, one of horror’s most innovative eras. These exceptionally diverse stories, hand-picked by horror-expert editor Ellen Datlow, are tales of the subt...



  • An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend... who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes ...


  • An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend... who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes ...


  • In ancient Egypt they were worshiped. In the Middle Ages they were crucified. From a gentle purr to a sudden scratch, enter the dark, secret world of the creature who is definitely not man's best friend - and who likes it just fine that way. In this ...


  • Michael Chabon, Michael Moorcock, Karen Joy Fowler, and more: ?The pulse of modern science fiction.?(New York Times Book Review)This annual tradition from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America collects the best of the year?s stories, as ...


  • As in every year since 1988, the editors tirelessly scoured story collections, magazines, and anthologies worldwide to compile a delightful, diverse feast of tales and poems.On this anniversary, the editors have increased the size of  the collection...


  • As in every year since 1988, the editors tirelessly scoured story collections, magazines, and anthologies worldwide to compile a delightful, diverse feast of short stories and poems.On this anniversary, the editors have increased the size of  the co...


  • Not all vampires shun sunlight and not all drink blood. In A Whisper of Blood you will encounter thirty-five of the most horrifying vampires you are ever likely to meet: monsters who often walk by day...


  • “Ellen Datlow is the queen of anthology editors in America.”—Peter Straub With original stories by Jeffrey Ford, Pat Cadigan, Elizabeth Bear, Margo Lanagan, and others From Del Rey Books and award-winning editor Ellen Datlow, two of the most re...






  • For twenty years this award-winning compilation has been the nonpareil benchmark against which all other annual fantasy and horror collections are judged. Directed first by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling and for the past four years by Datlow and Kel...



  • Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature--and are a natural choice for the overarching subject of acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's third "mythic" anthology. The Coyote Road featur...


  • Here are original stories that straddle the borderline between "fantasy" and "mainstream" fiction, stories both bright and dark in tone (without straying into the realm of horror fiction). Sometimes set in the contemporary or historical world, someti...


  • For nearly two decades, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant continue this critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with anothe...


  • New twists on old classics! Twenty-one award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers have transformed traditional fairy tales and legends...including Snow White, Cinderella, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty,...


  • A fantastical collection of tales, from such authors as Charles de Lint, Delia Sherman, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, and Hiromi Goto, visits the enchanting, frightening, and infuriating world of the faery. Reprint. Science Fiction Alt....


  • Ghosts are among us. On the other side of death, the spirits of departed souls have been part of human myths and beliefs as long as anyone can recall. Some of the most powerful and affecting images in fiction are of ghosts, spirits, visitations from ...


  • For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant continue their critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with anothe...


  • A dangerously seductive collection of tales that—like the sirens themselves—are impossible to resistSensuality mingles with fantasy in this sultry anthology starring fairies, sphinxes, werewolves, and other beings by masterful storytellers includ...


  • This acclaimed series, winner of numerous World Fantasy Awards, continues its tradition of excellence with scores of short stories from such writers as Michael Bishop, Edward Byrant, Angela Carter, Terry Lamsley, Gabriel Garcia Marquex, A.R. Morlan, ...


  • A collection of fantastical stories, centering around the legendary myth of the Green Man--the spirit who embodies Nature in its most untamed form--features contributions from such award-winning authors as Neil Gaiman, Michael Cadnum, Jane Yolen, and...


  • Collecting the creme de la creme of the horror and fantasy fields, this third volume amasses the best from 1989, including works by Scott Baker, Pat Cadigan, Joe Haldeman, Tanith Lee, Jonah Carroll, Robert McCammon and Bruce Sterling, as well as exte...


  • For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. The critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition continues with another stunning collection, including stories b...



  • Celebrities take refuge in a white-walled mansion as plague and fever sweep into Cannes; a killer finds that the living dead have no appetite for him; a television presenter stumbles upon the chilling connection between a forgotten animal act and the...


  • For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling continue their critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with another stunnin...


  • Ellen Datlow has been nominated for the Hugo Award for best editor and has won the World Fantasy Award. In Vanishing Acts she has gathered together an extraordinary group of stories, including a long novella by Ted Chiang, that cohere around the idea...


  • Favorite fairy tales are updated and hauntingly reimagined by twenty of today's finest writers of fiction and fantasy Once upon a time, all our cherished dreams began with the words once upon a time . This is the phrase that opened our favorite tal...


  • Over 250,000 words of the finest fantasy and horrorA. S. ByattCharles de LintKaren Joy FowlerNeil GaimanLisa GoldsteinStephen KingEllen KushnerPatricia A. McKillipSteven MillhauserMichael Marshall SmithPeter StraubJane YolenFor more than a decade, re...


  • in Silver Birch, Blood Moon

    Collects contemporary adaptations of traditional fairy tales by such authors as Harvey Jacobs, Nancy Kress, Michael Cadnum, Nalo Hopkinson, Wendy Wheeler, Susan Wade, Tanith Lee, Patricia McKillip, and Richard William Asplund...


  • Dark and decidedly grown-up stories inspired by fairy talesfrom New York Times bestsellers Karen Joy Fowler, Joyce Carol Oates, Susanna Clarke, and more. This collection from World Fantasy Awardwinning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling pro...




  • More than forty stories and poems are included in this anthology of the year's finest horror and fantasy fiction, accompanied by a roundup of the year's fantasy films and a guide to the year's notable fiction. 20,000 first printing....


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    The companion volume to the provocative Alien Sex anthology, Off Limits pushes boundaries with twenty stimulating tales of otherworldly encounters This second volume of the Alien Sex anthology series brings together authors Neil Gaiman, Robert...



  • The ninth installment of this popular annual series features horror and fantasy stories by some of the genre's most noted writers, including Stephen King, Terry Bisson, Jane Yolen, and Scott Bradfield....


  • "Once upon a time ... " So begin the classic fairy tales that enthralled and terrified us as children. Now, in their third critically acclaimed collection of original fairy tales for adults, World Fantasy Award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri ...



  • The acclaimed collection of fantastic fiction features entries from established authors and talented newcomers--including Scott Bradfield, Charles de Lint, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, and Nicholas Royle--along with editors' summations of the year in fan...


  • Once upon a time, fairy tales were for children...But no longer. You hold in your hands a volume of wonders--magical tales of trolls and ogres, of bewitched princesses and kingdoms accursed, penned by some of the most acclaimed fantasists of our d...


  • The compilers of Snow White, Rose Red present eighteen retellings of classic fairy tales in contemporary and adult formats, including the writings of such authors as Peter Straub and Roger Zelazny. 10,000 first printing....









  • A anthology of the fantasy and horror stories recognized by the World Fantasy Awards features the work of Ellen Kushner, S. P. Somtow, Charles de Lint, Karl Edward Wagner, Kara Dalkey, Pat Cadigan, K. W. Jeter, Midori Snyder, Jane Yolen, and others....




  • Collecting the creme de la creme of the horror and fantasy fields, this third volume amasses the best from 1989, including works by Scott Baker, Pat Cadigan, Joe Haldeman, Tanith Lee, Jonah Carroll, Robert McCammon and Bruce Sterling, as well as exte...


  • Harlan Ellison, Richard Christian Matheson, Connie Willis, and many more contribute to a compelling psychological exploration of the many shades of love An incubus disguised as a high school girl puts a disturbing spin on the teacher/student fant...





  • Seventeen tales revolving around the vampire legend explore diverse variations on the classic theme and include stories of a method actress who sucks emotion from co-stars, a nightmarish version of The Walrus and the Carpenter, and other chilling tal...







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    For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling continue their critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with another stunnin...