Best New Horror #29

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Edited by Stephen Jones

My previous reviews of PS Publishing: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/ps-publishing/

Stories by Helen Marshall, Conrad Williams, Gemma Files, Alison Littlewood, John Linwood Grant, Richard Gavin, Simon Strantzas, Alison Moore, William F. Nolan, Angela Slatter, Danny Rhodes, Tim Lebbon, Ramsey Campbell, Michael Bailey, Mark Samuels, Felice Picano, Nicholas Royle, Reggie Oliver, Steve Rasnic Tem, Garth Nix, Thana Niveau.

Having had stories in three of the earlier issues in this series, I seem to have recently resisted purchasing Best New Horror books because the cover styles do not suit my tastes. And when there is a natural maximum capacity for my reading and reviewing, this has weighed in the balance, I guess. But I have now decided to take the plunge again…

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors

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Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards 2018

Stories by Ramsey Campbell, Storm Constantine, Samantha Lee, Stan Nicholls, Marie O’Regan, Gary McMahon, Peter Sutton, Debbie Bennett, Mike Chinn, Phil Sloman, Tina Rath, Madhvi Ramani, Jenny Barber, James Brogden, Marion Pitman, Tony Richards, Stephen Laws, Ralph Robert Moore, Gail-Nina Anderson, Keris McDonald, Adrian Cole, Cate Gardner, Suzanne Barbieri, Ray Cluley, John Grant.

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

Best British Short Stories 2012

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Series editor NICHOLAS ROYLE
(My previous reviews of this writer are linked from HERE)

SALT PUBLISHING
(My previous reviews of this publisher are HERE)

Featuring stories by: Socrates Adams, AK Benedict, Neil Campbell, Ramsey Campbell, Stella Duffy, Julian Gough, Joel Lane, Stuart Evers, Will Self, Michael Marshall Smith, Alison MacLeod, Dan Powell, Jo Lloyd, HP Tinker, Robert Shearman, Jaki McCarrick, Jonathan Trigell, Emma Jane Unsworth, Jeanette Winterson.

I hope to gestalt real-time review this book over the next few months in the comment stream below…

New Fears

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Edited by Mark Morris

Titan Books 2017

When I review this anthology, my thoughts will appear in the comments stream below… (My reviewing queue of purchased publications is growing longer and I don’t expect to catch up until November).

THE BOGGLE HOLE – Alison Littlewood
SHEPHERDS’ BUSINESS – Stephen Gallagher
NO GOOD DEED – Angela Slatter
THE FAMILY CAR – Brady Golden
FOUR ABSTRACTS – Nina Allan
SHELTERED IN PLACE – Brian Keene
THE FOLD IN THE HEART – Chaz Brenchley
DEPARTURES – AK Benedict
THE SALTER COLLECTION – Brian Lillie
SPEAKING STILL – Ramsey Campbell
THE EYES ARE WHITE AND QUIET – Carole Johnstone
THE EMBARRASSMENT OF DEAD GRANDMOTHERS – Sarah Lotz
EUMENIDES (THE BENEVOLENT LADIES) – Adam Nevill
ROUNDABOUT – Muriel Gray
THE HOUSE OF THE HEAD – Josh Malerman
SUCCULENTS – Conrad Williams
DOLLIES – Kathryn Ptacek
THE ABDUCTION DOOR – Christopher Golden
THE SWAN DIVE – Stephen Laws

 

Dead Letters

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An Anthology of the Undelivered, the Missing, the Returned….

Edited by Conrad Williams

Titan Books 2016

Stories by Steven Hall, Michael Marshall Smith, Joanne Harris, Alison Moore, Christopher Fowler, Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, Claire Dean, Andrew Lane, Muriel Gray, Nina Allan, Adam LG Nevill, Lisa Tuttle, Nicholas Royle, Angela Slatter, Maria Dahvana Headley, China Miéville, Kirsten Kaschock.

When I real-time review this anthology, my comments will appear in the thought stream below………..

The Madness of Dr. Caligari

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FEDOGAN & BREMER 2016

My previous reviews of this book’s editor, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. – HERE

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Ramsey Campbell —– THE WORDS BETWEEN

Damien Angelica Walters — Take a Walk in the Night, My Love

Rhys Hughes ——— Confessions of a Medicated Lurker

Robert Levy —— CONVERSION

Maura McHugh — A Rebellious House

David Nickle —– The Long Dream

Janice Lee ——— Eyes Looking

Richard Gavin — Breathing Black Angles

S.P. Miskowski — Somnambule

Nathan Carson — The Projection Booth

Jeffrey Thomas — The Mayor of Ephemera

Nadia Bulkin —— Et Spiritus Sancti

Orrin Grey ——- Blackstone: A Hollywood Gothic

Reggie Oliver —- THE BALLET OF Dr. CALIGARI

Cody Goodfellow — BELLMER’S BRIDE, Or, THE GAME OF THE DOLL

Michael Griffin —– THE INSOMNIAC WHO SLEPT FOREVER

Paul Tremblay — Further Questions for the Somnambulist

Michael Cisco — The Righteousness of Conical Men

Molly Tanzer —– That Nature Which Peers Out in Sleep

Daniel Mills —– A SLEEPING LIFE

John Langan —- To See, To Be Seen

Gemma Files —– CALIGARISM

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When I start real-time reviewing these stories (hopefully before Christmas), my comments will appear in the thought stream below….