The Best Horror of the Year – Volume 9

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Nesters – Siobhan Carroll The Oestridae – Robert Levy The Process Is a Process All Its Own – Peter Straub The Bad Hour – Christopher Golden Red Rabbit – Steve Rasnic Tem It’s All the Same Road in the End – Brian Hodge Fury – DB Waters Grave Goods – Gemma Files Between Dry Ribs – Gregory Norman Bossert The Days of Our Lives – Adam L. G. Nevill The House of Wonders – C.E. Ward The Numbers – Christopher Burns Bright Crown of Joy – Livia Llewellyn The Beautiful Thing We Will Become – Kristi DeMeester Wish You Were Here – Nadia Bulkin Ragman – Rebecca Lloyd What’s Out There? – Gary McMahon No Matter Which Way We Turned – Brian Evenson The Castellmarch Man – Ray Cluley The Ice Beneath Us – Steve Duffy On These Blackened Shores of Time – Brian Hodge

Edited by Ellen Datlow

Night Shade Books 2017

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

Synchronicity rampant…

Some of my more remarkable synchronous findings in recent gestalt reviews –

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/laudanum-nights-stephen-bacon/ (Magwitch, not Miss Havisham as author said he intended, but same Dickens book!)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/the-brotherhood-of-the-rooster/ (rooster in DP Watt)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/preinternet-preterite-preternatural/ (homing pigeon in Damian Murphy)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/ornithology-sixteen-short-stories-by-nicholas-royle/ (Peacock harassment …. and also see the last two comments on this page for other reviews with bird synchronicities)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/blood-kin-steve-rasnic-tem/ (Plantagenet)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/omensetters-luck-william-h-gass/ (Trump and Obama)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/purge-status-shawn-mann/ (The author’s own seeming real later enactment of the title and of his own pen name)

And many others, like : https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/the-black-mirror-gestalt/

19.6.17: https://www.facebook.com/des.lewis.90/posts/1732241513457721?pnref=story

24.6.17: https://www.facebook.com/des.lewis.90/posts/1738073019541237?comment_id=1738119619536577&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D

Another – https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/black-tears-white-hands/

21.7.17: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/is-it-a-tench/

Shadows and Tall Trees, Vol. 7

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An Anthology (around 300 pages) edited by Michael Kelly

Undertow Publications 2017

Previous reviews of this publisher HERE.

Stories by Brian Evenson, M. Rickert, V.H. Leslie, Rosalie Parker, Conrad Williams, Manish Melwani, Simon Strantzas, Steve Rasnic Tem, Robert Shearman, Malcolm Devlin, Robert Levy, Charles Wilkinson, Alison Moore, Rebecca Kuder, Christopher Slatsky, Laura Mauro, Michael Wehunt, Harmony Neal, Nicholas Royle.

My comments on each story will appear in the thought stream below…