Horror Anthology: Naked City

Horror Short Stories

Today let us take a quick peek at a collection of urban fantasy stories — many with elements of horror or at least the supernatural.

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Ellen Datlow's horror anthology Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy contains several horror short stories

Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy

Editor: Datlow, Ellen
Format: Hardcover
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 560pp.
Pub. Date: July 5, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

In this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today’s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief.

In Jim Butcher’s “Curses”, Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse laid by the Fair Folk on the Chicago Cubs. In Patricia Briggs’ “Fairy Gifts,” a vampire is called home by magic to save the Fae who freed him from a dark curse. In Melissa Marr’s “Guns for the Dead,” the newly dead Frankie Lee seeks a job in the afterlife on the wrong side of the law. In Holly Black’s “Noble Rot,” a dying rock star discovers that the young woman who brings him food every day has some strange appetites of her own.

Featuring original stories from 20 authors, this dark, captivating, fabulous and fantastical collection is sure to have readers coming back for more.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by Ellen Datlow
  • Curses by Jim Butcher
  • How the Pooka Came to New York City by Delia Sherman
  • On the Slide by Richard Bowes
  • The Duke of Riverside by Ellen Kushner
  • Oblivion by Calvin Klein by Christopher Fowler
  • Fairy Gifts by Patricia Briggs
  • Picking Up the Pieces by Pat Cadigan
  • Underbridge by Peter S. Beagle
  • Priced to Sell by Naomi Novik
  • The Bricks of Gelecek by Matthew Kressel
  • Weston Walks by Kit Reed
  • The Projected Girl by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Way Station by Nathan Ballingrud
  • Guns for the Dead by Melissa Marr
  • And Go Like This by John Crowley
  • Noble Rot by Holly Black
  • Daddy Longlegs of the Evening by Jeffrey Ford
  • The Skinny Girl by Lucius Shepard
  • The Colliers’ Venus (1893) by Caitlin Kiernan
  • King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree by Elizabeth Bear
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Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow is a collection of urban fantasy stories

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