Synopses & Reviews
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 wildly imaginative new generation of dark dreamers is carrying on in the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft and King, crafting exquisitely disturbing literary nightmares that gaze without flinching into the abyssand linger in the mind long after.
Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow knows the darkest corners of fiction and poetry better than most. Once again, she has braved the haunted landscape of modern horror to seek out the most chilling new works by both legendary masters of the genre and fresh young talents. Here are twisted hungers and obsessions, human and otherwise, along with an unsettling variety of spine-tingling fears and fantasies. The cutting edge of horror has never cut deeper than in this comprehensive showcase of the very best the field has to offer. Enter at your own risk.
About the Author
Ellen Datlow: Ellen Datlow has been editing science ction, fantasy, and
horror short ction for over twenty- ve years. She was
ction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION
and has edited more than fty anthologies, including the
horror half of the long-running e Years Best Fantasy and
Horror, Inferno, Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan
Poe, Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Lovecraft Unbound,
Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy, Supernatural
Noir, e Beastly Bride and Other Tales of the Animal People,
Teeth: Vampire Tales, (the latter two with Terri Windling),
and Haunted Legends (with Nick Mamatas).
Forthcoming are Blood and Other Cravings and After (the
last with Windling).
She's has won multiple Locus Awards, Hugo Awards,
Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, World
Fantasy Awards, and e Shirley Jackson Award for her
editing. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward
Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention
for "outstanding contribution to the genre."
She lives in New York. More information can be found
at www.datlow.com or at her blog: http://ellen-datlow.