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
Photo © 2002 Sara Broecker |
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.
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.
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.
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
winners were announced by Stephen Gallagher and FantasyCon Guest of Honour Graham
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
SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982).
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.
more information please contact:
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.
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
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
with last year student accommodation will be available, for details of these
visit www.lse.ac.uk/vacations 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.
formidable line-up of must-read creepers whose merits are indisputable."
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
|"Introduction: Horror in 2001"
| "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)|
||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)|
||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)|
||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 |
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.
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:
PRAISE FOR THE BEST NEW HORROR SERIES:
Jones' always reliable BEST NEW HORROR series remains the key horror anthology
of the year."—STARLOG
usual annual feast of excellence . . . this is indispensable for all horror
Photo © 2002 Roger Robinson
From Left to Right: Stephen Jones, Basil Copper and Sarob Press publisher Robert
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.
FANTASY CENTRE is proud to present
A signing by BASIL COPPER (author of "The Great White Space" and
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.
At 157 HOLLOWAY ROAD, LONDON N7 8LX, ENGLAND
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the the web site at http://fantasycentre.biz/
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:
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
For the full text of Almar Haflidason's
review, go to: