Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5

The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5 Edited by Ellen Datlow and published by Night Shade Books is out now as an e-book. The print edition will be available in August.

It contains my story, “The Ballad of Boomtown”, which first appeared in Black Static Issue 28. If you want to know more about it, have a look here.

Many thanks to Ellen for including it.



Nikishi by Lucy Taylor
Little America by Dan Chaon
A Natural History of Autumn by Jeffrey Ford
Mantis Wives by Kij Johnson
Tender as Teeth by Stephanie Crawford and Duane Swierczynski
The Callers by Ramsey Campbell
Two poems for Hill House by Kevin McCann
Mariner’s Round by Terry Dowling
Nanny Grey by Gemma Files
The Magician’s Apprentice by Tamsyn Muir
Kill All Monsters by Gary McMahon
The House on Ashley Avenue by Ian Rogers
Dead Song by Jay Wilburn
Sleeping, I Was Beauty by Sandi Leibowitz
Bajazzle by Margo Lanagan
The Pike by Conrad Williams
The Crying Child by Bruce McAllister
This Circus the World by Amber Sparks
Some Pictures in An Album by Gary McMahon
Wild Acre by Nathan Ballingrud
Final Exam by Megan Arkenberg
None So Blind by Stephen Bacon
The Ballad of Boomtown by Priya Sharma
Pig Thing by Adam Nevill
The Word-Made Flesh by Richard Gavin
Into the Penny Arcade by Claire Massey
Magdala Amygdala by Lucy Snyder
Frontier Death Song by Laird Barron


Purchase the e-book from Amazon US, Barnes and Noble.

Pre-order print copy from Amazon UK, Amazon UK or your local bookshop.

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