Horror Anthology: The Best Horror of the Year (vol. 4)

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Once again Ellen Datlow and Night Shade Books brings you some of the best horror short stories of the previous year in one convenient volume.

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Best Horror of the Year (Volume 4) is a collection of the best short horror stories edited by Ellen Datlow

The Best Horror of the Year (Volume 4)

Editor: Datlow, Ellen
Cover Art: Allen Williams
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 430pp.
Pub. Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Night Shade Books

The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year have been widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. Now, for the fourth consecutive year, editor Ellen Datlow has explored the entirety of the diverse horror market, distilling it into the fourth anthology in the series and providing an overview of the year in terror.

With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straubb, and many others, and featuring Datlow’s comprehensive overview of the year in horror, now, more than ever, The Best Horror of the Year provides the petrifying horror fiction readers have come to expect-and enjoy.

Fear is the oldest human emotion. The most primal. We like to think we’re civilized. We tell ourselves we’re not afraid. And every year, we skim our fingers across nightmares, desperately pitting our courage against shivering dread.

A paraplegic millionaire hires a priest to exorcise his pain; a failing marriage is put to the ultimate test; hunters become the hunted as a small group of men ventures deep into a forest; a psychic struggles for her life on national television; a soldier strikes a gristly bargain with his sister’s killer; ravens answer a child’s wish for magic; two mercenaries accept a strangely simplistic assignment; a desperate woman in an occupied land makes a terrible choice . . .

What scares you? What frightens you? Horror wears new faces in these carefully selected stories. The details may change. But the fear remains.

Night Shade Books is proud to present The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Four, a new collection of horror brought to you by Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards.

Table of Contents:

  • Summation 2011 by Ellen Datlow
  • The Little Green God of Agony by Stephen King
  • Stay by Leah Bobet
  • The Moraine by Simon Bestwick
  • Blackwood’s Baby by Laird Barron
  • Looker by David Nickle
  • The Show by Priya Sharma
  • Mulberry Boys by Margo Lanagan
  • Roots and All by Brian Hodge
  • Final Girl Theory by A. C. Wise
  • Omphalos by Livia Llewellyn
  • Dermot by Simon Bestwick
  • Black Feathers by Alison J. Littlewood
  • Final Verse by Chet Williamson
  • In the Absence of Murdock by Terry Lamsley
  • You Become the Neighborhood by Glen Hirshberg
  • In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos by John Langan
  • Little Pig by Anna Taborska
  • The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine by Peter Straub
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Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year vol. 4 contains the best short horror stories published in 2011.

Other Books in the Series

Horror Anthology: The Best Horror of the Year (vol.1)

Horror Anthology: The Best Horror of the Year (vol. 2)

Horror Anthology: The Best Horror of the Year (vol. 3)

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