Horror Anthology: A Book of Horrors

Horror Short Stories

Today’s anthology, A Book of Horrors edited by Stephen Jones was not only nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award but contained several stories within that also received nominations.

“Roots and All” by Brian Hodge was nominated for the 2011 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction, although it did not win. Both “A Child’s Problem” by Reggie Oliver and “Near Zennor” by Elizabeth Hand were nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella.

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A Book of Horrors is a horror anthology edited by Stephen Jones

A Book of Horrors

Editor: Jones, Stephen
Artist: Les Edwards
Format: Hardcover
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 400pp.
Pub. Date: September 29, 2011
Publisher: Quercus/Jo Fletcher

A Book of Horrors is a horror anthology edited by Stephen Jones

A Book of Horrors

Editor: Jones, Stephen
Artist: Les Edwards
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 448pp.
Pub. Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology

Open this book at your own peril!

That is because this volume is exactly what it says on the cover — A Book of Horrors contains all-original stories by some of the most successful and exciting names in modern horror fiction.

For the first time in many years, here is an original anthology of horror and dark fantasy in all its many and magnificent guises — from classic pulp-style tales of Dark and Stormy Nights, through more contemporary and psychological terrors, to the type of cutting-edge fiction that only the very best horror fiction can deliver.

Brought together from around the world by World Fantasy Award-winning editor Stephen Jones, one of Britain’s most acclaimed and experienced anthologists of horror fiction, here are many of the authors who have helped shaped the genre in all of its forms, along with terrifying tales of unease by a new generation of storytellers devoted to the Dark Side.

But be warned: once you begin to delve within these pages, your imagination and senses will be assaulted by terrors both grim and gruesome, literary and lethal, that will stay with you long after you have closed its covers and tried to put aside the images and situations which have wormed their way deep within your mind.

Don’t blame us for the bad dreams or cold sweats that these tales will induce. We did tell you — this is A Book of Horrors, and once you open it there is no way that these scarifying stories will ever be forgotten . . . no matter how much you wish that the nightmares will just go away!

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: Whatever Happened To Horror? by Stephen Jones
  • The Little Green God of Agony by Stephen King
  • Charcloth, Firesteel and Flint by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Ghosts With Teeth by Peter Crowther
  • The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter by Angela Slatter
  • Roots and All by Brian Hodge
  • Tell Me I’ll See You Again by Dennis Etchison
  • The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Getting It Wrong by Ramsey Campbell
  • Alice Through The Plastic Sheet by Robert Shearman
  • The Man In The Ditch by Lisa Tuttle
  • A Child’s Problem by Reggie Oliver
  • Sad, Dark Thing by Michael Marshall Smith
  • Near Zennor by Elizabeth Hand
  • Last Words by Richard Christian Matheson
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Stephen Jones' A Book of Horrors is a collection of original horror short stories

Stephen Jones' A Book of Horrors is a collection of original horror short stories

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