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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2016 Edited by Paula Guran

Paula Guran has announced the table of contents for “The Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2016”. I am very happy to be included with “Fabulous Beasts” which appeared on Tor.com in July 2015.

Many thanks to Paula Guran and also to Ellen Datlow, who accepted this for Tor.com.

ToC

•“The Door” by Kelley Armstrong (Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong, Tachyon)
•“Snow” by Dale Bailey (Nightmare, June 2015)
•“1Up” by Holly Black (Press Start to Play, ed. Adams, Vintage)
•“Seven Minutes in Heaven” by Nadia Bulkin (Aickman’s Heirs, ed. Strantzas, Undertow)
•“The Glad Hosts” by Rebecca Campbell (Lackington’s #7)
•“Hairwork” by Gemma Files (She Walks in Shadows, eds. Moreno-Garcia & Stiles, Innsmouth Free Press)
•“Black Dog” by Neil Gaiman (Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, William Morrow)
•“A Shot of Salt Water” by Lisa L. Hannett (The Dark #8)
•“The Scavenger’s Nursery” by Maria Dahvana Headley (Shimmer # 24)
•“Daniel’s Theory About Dolls” by Stephen Graham Jones (The Doll Collection, ed. Datlow, Tor)
•“The Cripple and Starfish” by Caítlin R. Kiernan (Sirenia Digest #108)
•“The Absence of Words” by Swapna Kishore (Mythic Delirium #1.3)
•“Corpsemouth” by John Langan (The Monstrous, ed. Datlow, Tachyon)
•“Cassandra” by Ken Liu (Clarkesworld # 102)
•“Street of the Dead House” by Robert Lopresti (nEvermore, ed. Kilpatrick, EDGE)
•“Mary, Mary” by Kirstyn McDermott (Cranky Ladies of History, eds. Roberts & Wessely, Fablecroft)
•“There is No Place for Sorrow in the Kingdom of the Cold” by Seanan McGuire, The Doll Collection, ed. Datlow, Tor)
•“Below the Falls” by Daniel Mills (Nightscript 1, ed. Muller, Chthonic Matter)
•“The Deepwater Bride” by Tamsyn Muir (F&SF Jul-Aug)
•“The Greyness” by Kathryn Ptacek (Expiration Date, ed. Kilpatrick, EDGE)
•“The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” by Kelly Robson (Clarkesworld # 101)
•“Those” by Sofia Samatar (Uncanny #3)
•“Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma (Tor.com)
•“Windows Underwater” by John Shirley (Innsmouth Nightmares, ed. Gresh, PS Publishing)
•“Ripper” by Angela Slatter (Horrorology, ed. Jones, Quercus)
•“The Lily and the Horn” by Catherynne M. Valente (Fantasy #59)
•“Sing Me Your Scars” by Damien Angelica Walters (Sing Me Your Scars, Apex)
•“The Body Finder” by Kaaron Warren (Blurring the Line, ed. Young, Cohesion)
•“The Devil Under the Maison Blue” by Michael Wehunt (The Dark #10)
•“Kaiju maximus®: “So various, So Beautiful, So New” by Kai Ashante Wilson (Fantasy #59)

 

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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2014

Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2014The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2014, edited by Paula Guran and published by Prime Books, is now out.

Contents:

  • “Postcards from Abroad,” Peter Atkins (Rolling Darkness Revue 2013, Earthling Publications)
  • “The Creature Recants,” Dale Bailey (Clarkesworld, Issue 85, October 2013)
  • “The Good Husband,” Nathan Ballingrud (North American Lake Monsters, Small Beer Press)
  • “Termination Dust,” Laird Barron (Tales of Jack the Ripper, ed. Ross Lockhart, Word Horde)
  • “The Ghost Makers,” Elizabeth Bear (Fearsome Journeys, ed. Jonathan Strahan, Solaris)
  • “The Marginals,” Steve Duffy (The Moment of Panic, PSPublishing)
  • “A Collapse of Horses,” Brian Evenson (The American Reader, Feb/Mar 2013)
  • “A Lunar Labyrinth,” Neil Gaiman (Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, eds. J. E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett, Tor)
  • “Pride,” Glen Hirshberg (Rolling Darkness Revue 2013, Earthling Publications)
  • “Let My Smile Be Your Umbrella,” Brian Hodge (Psycho-Mania!, ed. Stephen Jones, Robinson)
  • “The Soul in the Bell Jar,” K. J. Kabza (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2013)
  • “The Prayer of Ninety Cats,” Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Online, Spring 2013)
  • “Dark Gardens,” Greg Kurzawa (Interzone # 248)
  • “A Little of the Night,” Tanith Lee (Clockwork Phoenix 4, ed. Mike Allen, Mythic Delirium)
  • “The Gruesome Affair of the Electric Blue Lightning,” Joe R. Lansdale (Beyond Rue Morgue: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe’s First Detective, ed. Paul Kane & Charles Prepole, Titan)
  • “Iseul’s Lexicon,” Yoon Ha Lee (Conservation of Shadows, Prime Books)
  • “The Plague” Ken Liu (Nature, 16 May 2013)
  • “The Slipway Gray,” Helen Marshall (Chilling Tales 2, ed. Michael Kelly, Edge Publications)
  • “To Die for Moonlight,” Sarah Monette (Apex Magazine, Issue #50)
  • “Event Horizon,” Sunny Moraine (Strange Horizons, 21 Oct 2013)
  • “The Legend of Troop 13,” Kit Reed (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan 2013 / The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories, Wesleyan)
  • “Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell,” Brandon Sanderson (Dangerous Women, eds. George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, Tor)
  • “Phosphorous,” Veronica Schanoes, (Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, eds. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Tor)
  • “Blue Amber,” David J. Schow (Impossible Monsters, ed. Kasey Lansdale, Subterranean Press)
  • “Rag and Bone,” Priya Sharma (Tor.com, 10 April 2013)
  • “Our Lady of Ruins”, Sarah Singleton (The Dark 2, Dec 2013)
  • “Cuckoo,” Angela Slatter (A Killer Among Demons, ed. Craig Bezant, Dark Prints Press)
  • “Wheatfield with Crows,” Steve Rasnic Tem (Dark World: Ghost Stories, ed. Timothy Parker Russell, Tartarus Press)
  • “Moonstruck,” Karin Tidbeck (Shadows and Tall Trees, Vol. 5, ed. Mike Kelly, Undertow)
  • “The Dream Detective,” Lisa Tuttle (Lightspeed, Mar 2013)
  • “Fishwife,” Carrie Vaughn (Nightmare, Jun 2013
  • “Air, Water and the Grove,” Kaaron Warren (The Lowest Heaven, eds Anne C. Perry & Jared Shurin, Jurassic London)

 

Rag and Bone. Illustrated by John Jude Palencar“Rag and Bone”, a story that has been very good to me, as has editor Ellen Datlow and Tor.com, where it originally appeared.

“Rag and Bone” was also included in Jonathan Strahan’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the YearVolume 8 and Locus Recommended Reading List 2013.

 

 

 

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