Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Best Horror Of The Year, Volume 6 Edited by Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has released the table of contents for The Best Horror of the Year Volume 6.  I’m still a bit phased about being included with “The Anatomist’s Mnemonic” which appeared in Black Static 32. Other Black Static stories in there are by Stephen Bacon, Ray Cluley, Tim Casson and Steve Rasnic Tem. There’s also Kim Newman, Nina Allen and Neil Gaiman’s story from The Guardian website.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to both Andy Cox and Ellen Datlow.

Table of contents:

  1. “Apports” by Stephen Bacon (Black Static #36)
  2. “Mr. Splitfoot” by Dale Bailey (Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells)
  3. “The Good Husbandv” by Nathan Ballingrud (North American Lake Monsters)
  4. “The Tiger” by Nina Allan (Terror Tales of London)
  5. “The House on Cobb Street” by Linda E. Rucker (Nightmare #9 June)
  6. “The Soul in the Bell Jar” by KJ Kabza (F&SF November/Dec)
  7. “Call Out” by Stephen Toase (Innsmouth Magazine #12)
  8. “That Tiny Flutter of the Heart I Used to Call Love” by Robert Shearman (Psycho-Mania)
  9. “Bones of Crow” by Ray Cluley (Black Static #37)
  10. “Introduction to the Body in Fairy Tales” by Jeannine Hall Gailey (Phantom Drift #3)
  11. “The Fox” by Conrad Williams (This is Horror chapbook)
  12. “The Tin House” by Simon Clark (Shadow Masters)
  13. “Stemming the Tide” by Simon Strantzas (Dead North)
  14. “The Anatomist’s Mnemonic” by Priya Sharma (Black Static #32.)
  15. “The Monster Makers” by Steve Rasnic Tem (Black Static #35)
  16. “The Only Ending We Have” by Kim Newman (Psycho-Mania)
  17. “The Dog’s Paw” by Derek Künsken (Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I)
  18. “Fine in the Fire” by Lee Thomas (Like Light For Flies)
  19. “Majorlena” by Jane Jakeman (Supernatural Tales 24)
  20. “The Withering” by Tim Casson (Black Static 32)
  21. “Down to a Sunless Sea” by Neil Gaiman (The
  22. “Jaws of Saturn” by Laird Barron (The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All)
  23. “Halfway Home” by Linda Nagata (Nightmare #12)
  24. “The Same Deep Waters as You” by Brian Hodge (Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth
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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 8 Edited by Jonathan Strahan

I am thrilled to bits that “Rag and Bone” is to appear in Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 8. It’s published by Solaris and will be out in May 2014.

I owe many thanks to Ellen Datlow, Tor and Jonathan Strahan.











Table of Contents:

  • “Some Desperado”, Joe Abercrombie (Dangerous Women)
  • “Zero for Conduct”, Greg Egan (Twelve Tomorrows)
  • “Effigy Nights”, Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld)
  • “Rosary and Goldenstar”, Geoff Ryman (F&SF)
  • “The Sleeper and the Spindle”, Neil Gaiman (Rags and Bones)
  • “Cave and Julia”, M. John Harrison (Kindle Singles)
  • “The Herons of Mer de l’Ouest”, M Bennardo (Lightspeed)
  • “Water”, Ramez Naam (An Aura of Familiarity)
  • “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling”, Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
  • “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt (
  • “Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls”, Richard Parks (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “Rag and Bone”, Priya Sharma (
  • “The Book Seller”, Lavie Tidhar (Interzone)
  • “The Sun and I”, K J Parker (Subterranean)
  • “The Promise of Space”, James Patrick Kelly (Clarkesworld)
  • “The Master Conjurer”, Charlie Jane Anders (Lightspeed)
  • “The Pilgrim and the Angel”, E. Lily Yu (McSweeney’s 45)
  • “Entangled”, Ian R Macleod (Asimov’s)
  • “Fade to Gold”, Benjanun Sriduangkaew (End of the Road)
  • “Selkies Stories are for Losers”, Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons)
  • “In Metal, In Bone”, An Owomoyela (Eclipse Online)
  • “Kormack the Lucky”, Eleanor Arnason (F&SF)
  • “Sing”, Karin Tidbeck (
  • “Social Services”, Madeline Ashby (An Aura of Familiarity)
  • “The Road of Needles”, Caitlín R Kiernan (Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales)
  • “Mystic Falls”, Robert Reed (Clarkesworld)
  • “The Queen of Night’s Aria”, Ian McDonald (Old Mars)
  • “The Irish Astronaut”, Val Nolan (Electric Velocipede)

This story has brought me a lot of luck as it’s also made it onto the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List.

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