The World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award-winning series. This new
volume of the world's most acclaimed Year's Best Horror series includes a masterful selection
of the finest supernatural short stories and terrifying novellas from many of the biggest
names and most exciting newcomers currently working in the genre. Also containing the most
comprehensive overview of the year in horror in all its many fascinating forms, a detailed
necrology of famous names, and a list of useful contact addresses for the dedicated reader and
working writer alike, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's longest-running
annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction.
|INTRODUCTION: HORROR IN 2007
|THE THINGS HE SAID
||Michael Marshall Smith|
|THE CHURCH ON THE ISLAND
||Simon Kurt Unsworth|
|THE TWILIGHT EXPRESS
|FROM AROUND HERE
|THE OTHER VILLAGE
|THE ADMIRAL'S HOUSE
|MAN, YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!
||David A. Sutton|
|THE CHILDREN OF MONTE ROSA
|THE WITCH'S HEADSTONE
|CALICO BLACK, CALICO BLUE
|THIS RICH EVIL SOUND
|MISS ILL-KEPT RUNT
||Joe R. Lansdale|
|A GENTLEMAN FROM MEXICO
|BEHIND THE CLOUDS: IN FRONT OF THE SUN
|THE APE'S WIFE
||Caitlín R. Kiernan|
||Stephen Jones & Kim Newman|
Winner of the 2009 British Fantasy Award
"It speaks to not only the skill of the individual writers, but the dedication of the editor that lesser known but hugely talented authors are included here . . . the variety of horror fiction on offer within is brilliant; from dark fantasy, ghost yarns and visions of the apocalypse to stories that build on the Lovecraft mythos, there are a lot of gems awaiting discovery."
RUE MORGE #86, January/February 2009
"Features many superlative tales."
SF SITE, January 2009
"Stephen Jones is almost certainly the hardest-working editor in horror publishing . . . this, the nineteenth
volume of the one truly indispensable annual horror anthology. 2008's edition featured short prose from
many of the usual suspects—but what suspects! Cutting-edge talents like Joe Hill, superb-but-underrated
craftsmen and women like Caitlín R. Kiernan, and acclaimed authors like Neil Gaiman are all contained here,
along with a host of others. And Jones himself contributes his usual thoughtful, comprehensive
review of the genre in various media across the world, as well as a unique
necrology. Best New Horror is an almost too obvious choice for this list, as it can be
recommended every year without reservations. But try to imagine a world without it—now that would be really horrifying."
—'The Top 8 Comics and Books of 2008' by Joseph McCabe
FEARnet, December 23, 2008
"Cannibals, the walking dead and serial killers do feature in the 26 stories, but there are also more subtle chills, and most stories raise a shiver through style and atmosphere rather than explicit nastiness . . . Few of the stories are likely to be familiar to any but the most dedicated readers, and certainly not to the casual bookstore browser."
THE TIMES BOOKS, October 25, 2008
"I cannot recommend The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror highly enough . . . there is enough dripping dark stuff here, in the form of ghost stories, weird tales and menacingly fantastic fables, to satisfy the appetite of the fattest and hungriest horror geek."
—Mathew F. Riley
BOOKGEEKS.WORDPRESS.COM, October 2, 2008