The Best New Horror 7
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The Best New Horror has established itself as the world's premier annual, showcasing the talents of the very best writers working in the horror and dark fantasy field today. In this latest volume, the multi-award winning editor has once again chosen more than twenty terrifying tales of supernatural fear and psychological dread by some of the most acclaimed authors working in the genre. Along with the most comprehensive review of the year and a fascinating necrology, this is the book no horror fan can afford to miss.
with the name of the art gallery or employed any of the stock phrases of business protocol. Not so much as a “Good afternoon, may I help you?” did I ever hear from the back room as I sat eating my midday meal in the front section of the art gallery. She always answered the telephone in the same way with the same quietly expectant tone in her voice. This is Dalha, she always said. Before I had known her very long she even had me using her name in the most familiar way. The mere saying of this
usual eclectic mix of material, including two excellent investigations by associate editor Richard Cusick into a CBS-TV report on the Church of Scientology and why The Comics Journal had a hate campaign against Harlan Ellison. There were also tributes to Robert Bloch by Hoffman and Ray Bradbury. For all the latest news and reviews, Charles N. Brown’s Locus and Andrew I. Porter’s Science Fiction Chronicle continued to cover everything anyone needed to know about the SF, fantasy and horror
into a square, and tuck them into the inner pocket of your Paul Stuart suitcoat. Now you are ready. You take a last look into the mirror, squaring the knot of your tie and drawing in a stomach-tightening breath. The man who looks back at you seems tired but knowing, in control of his own destiny and that of his clients. You wonder why it is that mirrors always lie. The clock is running, and Delacorte, if anything, is punctual. He has thirty minutes for his errand and enough paper waiting on
in the UK by Raven Books, an imprint of Robinson Publishing Ltd 1996 Selection and editorial material copyright © Stephen Jones 1996 All rights reserved. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. A copy of the British
into American Psycho territory with the story of a serial killer who was obsessed with creating a zombie in suitably gruesome fashion. Jack Cady’s powerful The Off Season was set in the coastal town of Point Vestal, where ghosts walked among the living and time operated differently for everyone. The House of Balthus, by David Brooks, was a ghost story set in a strange boarding house, while Passive Intruder, by Michael Upchurch, detailed a haunted honeymoon. In Joe R. Lansdale’s often hilarious