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2002 News
November 2002

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF Best New Horror Volume Thirteen BNH13 Review

This starred review of THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 13 appeared in the November 11th issue of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
Congratulations to all the authors whose stories were singled out for special mention.


Photo © 2002 Sara Broecker
Robert T. Garcia, Randy Broecker, Stephen Jones, Neil Gaiman and Greg Ketter at the World Fantasy Convention (Minneapolis 2002)
Robert T. Garcia, Randy Broecker, Stephen Jones, Neil Gaiman and Greg Ketter at the World Fantasy Convention (Minneapolis 2002)
Photo © 2002 Alan Roberts

Not only was he one of the Guests of Honor at the 28th World Fantasy Covention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but on November 3rd (the day before his 49th birthday) STEPHEN JONES (far left, back row) also won the WORLD FANTASY AWARD: SPECIAL AWARD, PROFESSIONAL for editing. It was Jones's third World Fantasy Award win, and he tied in the Professional category with fellow Brit Jo Fletcher (centre front, in wheelchair), who won for editing the Fantasy Masterworks series from Gollancz.


September 2002


THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR VOLUME TWELVE edited by Stephen Jones won the 2002 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, presented at the annual FantasyCon 2002 in London on September 21st.

Published by Robinson in the UK and Carroll & Graf in the USA, this is the third occasion that the annual BEST NEW HORROR series has won the award, voted for by members of The British Fantasy Society.

Simon Clark won The August Derleth Fantasy Award for his novel THE NIGHT OF THE TRIFFIDS, Best Collection was AFTERSHOCKS by Paul Finch, Simon Clark also won Best Short Fiction for his story 'Goblin City Lights' (in URBAN GOTHIC), Best Artist was Jim Burns, and Best Small Press was Peter Crowther's PS Publishing for the second year running.

The winners were announced by Stephen Gallagher and FantasyCon Guest of Honour Graham Joyce.

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR VOLUME THIRTEEN will be published in October with stories by Poppy Z. Brite, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Muriel Gray, Graham Joyce, Tanith Lee, Thomas Ligotti, Paul J. McAuley and many others.

Building upon the success of their collaboration on THE DEAD ZONE DVD earlier this year, STEPHEN JONES and KIM NEWMAN have recorded critical audio commentaries for the DVDs of HALLOWEEN II (1981) and HALLOWEEN III

Both commentaries should appear on Anchor Bay's new HALLOWEEN boxed set, and—along with background essays and selected filmographies written by Jones—will also be included on Sanctuary's individual DVD releases of
these titles in the U.K.

For more information please contact:


May 2002


STEPHEN JONES and DAVID SUTTON have delivered the anthology DARK TERRORS 6: THE GOLLANCZ BOOK OF HORROR to Jo Fletcher at Gollancz/Orion for publication in October. This latest 200,000-word hardcover volume in the award-winning series includes original stories by Mick Garris, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Graham Masterton, Tanith Lee, Stephen Baxter, Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Les Daniels, Tim Lebbon and 23 others.

STEPHEN JONES has also delivered THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR VOLUME THIRTEEN to Krystyna Green at Robinson Publishing. The 225,000-word "Year's Best" anthology features a selection of the best horror stories and novellas of 2001 by Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, Muriel Gray, Elizabeth Hand, Dennis Etchison, Charles Grant, Paul McAuley, Graham Joyce, Glen Hirshberg, Kelly Link and 13 others, along with a 28,000-word overview of the year in horror, a detailed Necrology and a listing of useful addresses for writers and readers. This latest trade paperback edition of the award-winning series will be published by Robinson in October and Carroll & Graf in November.

STEPHEN JONES has also delivered KEEP OUT THE NIGHT to Peter Crowther at PS Publishing. This limited edition hardcover anthology boasts fiction from Hugh B. Cave, Neil Gaiman, Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite,
Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Dennis Etchison, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Tim Lebbon, Basil Copper and Sydney J. Bounds, and is illustrated by Randy Broecker. The book, which will be available in two editions—including one signed by all the contributors—will be launched at this year's World Fantasy Convention in Minneapolis, where Stephen Jones is one of the Guests of Honour.

Meanwhile, Peter Crowther of PS Publishing has already commissioned a second volume, BY MOONLIGHT ONLY, which will also be edited by Jones and is due for publication sometime in 2003.

All the above sales were agented by Dorothy Lumley of the Dorian Literary Agency (



This year's FantasyCon is set to take place on Saturday 21 September 2002 at Champagne Charlie's in London. We're planning a packed day starting with registration from 10am and finishing by 6pm with the Fantasy Awards. More details of guests, panels, signings and other events will be announced as they're confirmed.

Admission charges are: £12—BFS members when booking in advance or £20 on the door; £17—Non-members or £20 on the door. Cheques should be made payable to FantasyCon and sent to FantasyCon, Beech House, Chapel Lane,
Moulton, Cheshire, CW9 8PQ

As with last year student accommodation will be available, for details of these visit online or telephone: 020 7379 5589 (178 High Holborn); 020 7323 9712 (18-24 Fitzroy Street); 020 7278 3251 (90 Rosebery Avenue); 020 7387 3584 (1-7 Endsleigh Place). I'm assured these are single rooms with their own key so security is not a problem.

Please feel free to join us for a drink on the Friday night and also on the Saturday after the main event winds down, details to follow.



"A formidable line-up of must-read creepers whose merits are indisputable."

The multiple award-winning BEST NEW HORROR series reaches Volume Thirteen—lucky for fans of contemporary dark fantasy and the supernatural! To mark the event, this latest edition of the world's premier annual showcase devoted exclusively to excellence in macabre fiction includes only the very best short stories and novellas by today's finest exponents of horror fiction. The Contents of this volume comprises:

"Introduction: Horror in 2001" STEPHEN JONES
"Mark of the Beast" CHICO KIDD (from Second Sight and Other Stories)
"Crocodile Lady" CHRISTOPHER FOWLER (from Crimewave 5: Dark Before Dawn and The Devil in Me)
"All for Sale" RAMSEY CAMPBELL (from Gothic.Net)
"The Two Dicks" PAUL J. McAULEY (from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
"By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" DOUGLAS SMITH (from The Third Alternative)
"O Death, Where Is Thy Spatula?" POPPY Z. BRITE (from The Spook)
"Got to Kill Them All" DENNIS ETCHISON (from Cemetery Dance)
"No More A-Roving" LYNDA E. RUCKER (from Darkness Rising I: Night's Soft Pains)
"First, Catch Your Demon" GRAHAM JOYCE (from Brutarian)
"Pump Jack" DONALD BURLESON (from Bare Bone)
"Outfangthief" GALA BLAU (from The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories By Women)
"The Lost District" JOEL LANE (from The Third Alternative)
"Simeon Dimsby's Workshop" RICHARD A. LUPOFF (from NecronomiCon 2001 Program Book)
"Our Temporary Supervisor" THOMAS LIGOTTI (from Weird Tales)
"Whose Ghosts Are These" CHARLES L. GRANT (from The Museum of Horrors)
"Shite-Hawks" MURIEL GRAY (from The Third Alternative)
"Off the Map" MICHAEL CHISLETT (from Supernatural Tales)
"City in Aspic" CONRAD WILLIAMS (from Phantoms of Venice)
"Where All Things Perish" TANITH LEE (from Weird Tales)
"Struwwelpeter" GLEN HIRSHBERG (from SciFi.Com)
"Cleopatra Brimstone" ELIZABETH HAND (from Redshift)
"Cats and Architecture" CHICO KIDD (from Supernatural Tales)
"Necrology: 2001" STEPHEN JONES and KIM NEWMAN
"Useful Addresses" Stephen Jones

Featuring the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror publishing, lists of useful contact addresses for aspiring writers and fans, and a fascinating necrology as a bonus, this is the *only* book all lovers of the supernatural and psychological terror will want on their shelves.

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR VOLUME THIRTEEN will be published in trade paperback this coming Fall in the UK by Robinson and in the US by Carroll & Graf. For more information please contact:


"Stephen Jones' always reliable BEST NEW HORROR series remains the key horror anthology of the year."—STARLOG

"The usual annual feast of excellence . . . this is indispensable for all horror fans."—PRISM


April 2002
Photo © 2002 Roger Robinson
Stephen Jones, Basil Copper and Sarob Press publisher Robert Morgan
From Left to Right: Stephen Jones, Basil Copper and Sarob Press publisher Robert Morgan
at the launch signing for Basil Copper's new collection from Sarob, COLD HAND ON MY SHOULDER: TALES OF TERROR & SUSPENSE,
at London's Fantasy Centre bookshop on March 22nd, 2002.


March 2002


FANTASY CENTRE is proud to present
A signing by BASIL COPPER (author of "The Great White Space" and "Necropolis"), for: COLD HAND ON MY SHOULDER: TALES OF TERROR & SUSPENSE, a new limited edition hardcover collection published by Sarob Press.
On FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd 2002 6:00—8:00 p.m.
(Nearest tube station is Highbury & Islington [Victoria and North LondonLine]).

Copies sold on the night will also include a book plate signed by illustrator Randy Broecker. Refreshments will be served. To pre-order or mail-order your copy telephone (+44) 0207 607 9433 or e-mail
Visit the the web site at



Sanctuary Visual Entertainment has released David Cronenberg's acclaimed 1983 psychological thriller THE DEAD ZONE on DVD.

Based on the novel by Stephen King, this uncut version of the film includes the complete "scissors suicide" scene and such special features as 24-page insert booklet featuring articles and a filmography by STEPHEN JONES and an audio commentary by JONES and KIM NEWMAN.

"If there's one thing that's becoming apparent, it's that most directors deliver lousy commentaries. So, what we have here is a chat between Stephen Jones, author of "The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide", and Kim Newman, film critic and Cronenberg expert. Both come loaded with information that's imparted in an easy-going and often humorous conversation." Almar Haflidason, BBCi

The Region O disk is available now in 1.85:1 (anamorphic) and Dolby Digital 5.. Certificate '18' (in the UK)

For more information contact:, or
Sanctuary Records Group Ltd
Unit A29 Barwell Business Park,
Laetherhead Road, Chessington,
Surrey KT9 2NY, U.K.
Tel: (+44) 020 8974 1021
Fax: (+44) 020 8974 2674/2880

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