Edited with an Introduction by Stephen Jones
(a) Robinson, UK • tp • £8.99
Cover by Vincent Chong
(b) as Best New Horror Volume 25
A Herman Graf Book/Skyhorse Publishing, USA • tp • $15.95
Cover by Vincent Chong
(c) as Best New Horror: 25th Anniversary Edition!
PS Publishing, UK • hc (signed and slipcased edition, limited to 100 copies) • £60.00
Cover by Lee Elias
Cover design by Smith & Jones
[Note: Signed by all contributors except Clive Barker. Joel Lane's signature is a facsimile.]
The World's Leading Annual Showcase of Horror and Dark Suspense Celebrates 25 Years. For a quarter of a century, this multiple award-winning
annual selection has showcased some of the very best, and most disturbing, short stories and novellas of horror and the
supernatural. As always, this landmark volume features superior fiction from such masters of the genre and newcomers in
contemporary horror. With an in-depth Introduction covering the year in horror, a fascinating Necrology and a unique contact
directory, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading anthology dedicated solely to presenting the very
best in modern horror.
|INTRODUCTION: HORROR IN 2013
|WHO DARES WINS: ANNO DRACULA 1980
|CLICK-CLACK THE RATTLEBAG
|THE BURNING CIRCUS
|HOLES FOR FACES
|BY NIGHT HE COULD NOT SEE
|COME INTO MY PARLOUR
|THE MIDDLE PARK
|INTO THE WATER
||Simon Kurt Unsworth|
|THE BURNED HOUSE
||Lynda E. Rucker|
|WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT Z—
|DOLL RE MI
|A NIGHT'S WORK
|THE SIXTEENTH STEP
|STEMMING THE TIDE
||Michael Marshall Smith|
|GUINEA PIG GIRL
|MISS BALTIMORE CRABS: ANNO DRACULA 1990
||Stephen Jones & Kim Newman|
"Stephen Jones' carefully curated scare-mongers offer innovative takes on familiar fiends while also crafting new nightmares . . . Tradition is both followed and obliterated within these pages."
RUE MORGUE #153, March 2015
"Best New Horror Volume 25 continues a long and glorious tradition of sharing the best and most terrifying horror stories the genre has to offer."
SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW, October 24 2014
"Stephen Jones hand-picks the best horror stories that have appeared in the previous year."
KIRKUS, October 8 2014
"A landmark by any standarfd in genre publishing . . . a reminder of all the work that a diligent editor like Jones has to sift through in order to make his annual selections."
LOCUS, Issue 644, September 2014