Monday, January 24, 2011

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 3

Just had word from ace editor Ellen Datlow that "Lesser Demons" (the title story from my last SubPress collection) is included in this compilation. This latest volume of Ellen's Best Horror reboot series clocks in at 140,000 words (a little more robust than the previous two), and it will be coming at you later this year from Night Shade Books. Anyway, great to be shoulder-to-shoulder with so many talented writers, some of whom (I'm lucky to say) I also count as friends. Not that I'll name names -- you can check out the complete Table of Contents below, and make your own guesses on that score.

Only a couple comments now: Langan in there twice? What a literary brute that guy is. And Cody Goodfellow leading the pack? Nice going, pard... but no resting on your laurels, Cody -- slap leather, and go write another!

At the Riding School Cody Goodfellow
Mr. Pigsny Reggie Oliver
City of the Dog John Langan
Just Outside Our Windows, Deep Inside Our Walls Brian Hodge
Lesser Demons Norman Partridge
When the Zombies Win Karina Sumner-Smith
-30- Laird Barron
Fallen Boys Mark Morris
Was She Wicked? Was She Good? M. Rickert
The Fear Richard Harland
Till the Morning Comes Stephen Graham Jones
Shomer Glen Hirshberg
Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside Christopher Fowler
The Obscure Bird Nicholas Royle
Transfiguration Richard Christian Matheson
The Days of Flaming Motorcycles Catherynne M. Valente
The Folding Man Joe R. Lansdale
Just Another Desert Night With Blood Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Black and White Sky Tanith Lee
At Night When the Demons Come Ray Cluley
The Revel John Langan