The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eleven

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NIGHT SHADE BOOKS 2019

Edited by Ellen Datlow (my previous reviews of this editor: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/ellen-datlow/)

Stories by Anne Billson, Ralph Robert Moore, Ray Cluley, Michael Marshall Smith, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Sam Hicks, Peter Sutton, Dale Bailey, Krist DeMeester, John Langan, Gemma Files, Eloise C. C. Shepherd, Amelia Mangan, Steve Toase (two ace stories), Bill Davidson, Damien Angelica Walters, Richard Thomas, Michael Wehunt, Thana Niveau, Laird Barron, Robert Shearman, Joe Hill, Adam-Troy Castro, Orrin Grey, Siobhan Carroll, Carly Holmes.

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

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…

Phantasm / Chimera

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PHANTASM / CHIMERA

An anthology of strange and troubling dreams.

Edited by Scott Dwyer

Plutonian Press 2017

When I review these stories, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

The Wind, The Dust – Adam Golaski
Provisions for a Journey – Matthew M. Bartlett
The Bruised Veil – Christopher Slatsky
The Last of Liquid Sleep – Thana Niveau
The Hole – Brian Evenson
The Hotel Pelagornis, 1899 – Livia Llewellyn
Binding – Mike Allen
The Great, Grey Bulk – Jon Padgett
Chrysalis – John Claude Smith
Fiending Apophenia – Clint Smith
The Last American Lion Pelt – Jason A. Wyckoff

Terror Tales of Cornwall

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Edited by Paul Finch

Stories by Mark Morris, Ray Cluley, Reggie Oliver, John Whitborn, Paul Edwards, Jacqueline Simpson, Paul Finch, Mark Valentine, Kate Farrell, D.P. Watt, Stephen Jordan, Adrian Cole, Mark Samuels, Sarah Singleton, Ian Hunter, Thana Niveau.

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

SOMETHING REMAINS – Joel Lane and Friends

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Just received my purchased copy of this book.

Edited by Peter Coleborn & Pauline E. Dungate

ALCHEMY PRESS 2016

Work by Allen Ashley, Simon Avery, Stephen Bacon, Simon Bestwick, James Brogden, Ramsey Campbell, Mike Chinn, Gary Couzens, Sarah Doyle, Jan Edwards, Paul Edwards, Liam Garriock, John Grant, Terry Grimwood, Andrew Hook, John Howard, Ian Hunter, Tom Johnstone, Mat Joiner, Tim Lebbon, Alison Littlewood, Simon MacCulloch, Gary McMahon, David Mathew, Adam Millard, Chris Morgan, Pauline Morgan, Thana Niveau, Marion Pitman, John Llewellyn Probert, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Nicholas Royle, Lynda E. Rucker, Steve Savile, David A. Sutton, Steve Rasnic Tem, Mark Valentine, Joe X. Young.

My long-term on-going page for Joel HERE.

Hopefully as amends for not being involved, for whatever reason, in this book, I intend to carry out a real-time review of it in the comment stream below…

Marked To Die

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A Tribute to Mark Samuels

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SNUGGLY BOOKS 2016

Edited by Justin Isis

With 450 pages, the biggest multi-authored book of new Weird Fiction in the 21st Century.

Table of Contents:

The Shadowy Companion, foreword by Mark Valentine

Rapture, Reggie Oliver

The Golden Dustmen, Colin Insole

Canticle, Daniel Mills

White Light, White Heat, Adam Nevill

The Black Mass, Justin Isis

The Big-Headed People, DF Lewis

Attraction, John Mundy

The Early Signs of Blight, Kristine Ong Muslim

Chaoskampf, James Champagne

A Bad Un to Beat vs. The High Gate Waterman:
It’s All About the Benjamins, Brendan Connell and Quentin S. Crisp

Language of the City, Thana Niveau

The Singular Quiddity of Merlin’s Ear, Simon Clark

The Carnivore of Monsters, Stuart Young

The Men With Paper Faces, John L. Probert

Empty Houses, Ralph C. Doege

Reinformation Theory, Yarrow Paisley

Prison Inquieta, Jon Paul Rai

Slag Glass Lachrimæ, David Rix

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Also a book where I break my 17 year old non-submission fast for the fifth time by having a new story published here.

When I real-time these stories, my comments will appear in the thought stream below.

Black Static #49

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Fiction by Ralph Robert Moore (Dirt Land), Thana Niveau (Going to the Sun Mountain), Stephen Hargadon (The Toilet), Erinn L. Kemper (Gramma Tells a Story), Tim Lees (The Ice Plague), Simon Bestwick (The Climb).

TTA Press Nov-Dec 2015 – my previous reviews of this publisher HERE.

When I carry out a real-time review of the fiction in this magazine, my comments will be found in the thought stream below or by clicking on this post’s title above……………………………

 

Interzone 255 – Black Static 43

My subscription Interzone #255 and Black Static #43:

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TTA PRESS Nov-Dec 2014
Fiction by Malcolm Devlin, RM Graves, Thana Niveau, Tim Major, E. Catherine Tobler, Jennifer Dornan-Fish, Tom Greene, Ralph Robert Moore, Usman T. Malik, Simon Bestwick, Annie Neugebauer, Andrew Hook, Aliya Whiteley.

I hope to real-time review the fiction in these magazines in due course as a single gestalt.  THIS REVIEW WILL GRADUALLY APPEAR IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW.

My previous TTA reviews are linked from HERE.

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Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease

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Another review from the reviewer living in Clacton-on-Sea:

Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease
Edited by Joel Lane and Tom Johnstone
Gray Friar Press 2014

I have just received my purchased copy of this book, including stories by Joel Lane, Simon Bestwick, Priya Sharma, John Llewellyn Probert, Stephen Hampton, Gary McMahon, Anna Taborska, John Howard, Laura Mauro, Stephen Bacon, David Williamson, Rosanne Rabinowitz, John Forth, David Turnbull, Alison Littlewood, Andrew Hook, Thana Niveau.

My previous reviews of Gray Friar Press books linked from HERE.

I intend to conduct a real-time review of this book in the comment stream below as and when I happen to read it…

Delicate Toxins

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Delicate Toxins – A Collection of Strange Tales
Edited by John Hirschhorn-Smith
Side Real Press (2011)
Purchased by me from the publisher.

Stories by Richard Gavin, Stephen J. Clark, Mark Howard Jones, R.B. Russell, rj krijnen-kemp, Angela Caperton, Katherine Haynes, Colin Insole, Mark Valentine, Daniel Mills, Reggie Oliver, Orrin Grey, Peter Bell, Michael Chislett, Mark Samuels, Thana Niveau, Adam S. Cantwell, D.P. Watt.

MY REAL-TIME REVIEW WILL EVENTUALLY TAKE PLACE IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW – AS AND WHEN I READ EACH STORY.