Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Halloween, Edited by Paula Guran

Ace editor Paula Guran came knocking and I dropped a tale ("Three Doors") in her treat bag. P's compiled a great lineup for this forthcoming anthology... and I'm intrigued by the Lovecraft piece. I have no idea what that is.

Edited by Paula Guran.
Prime Books
ISBN: 978-1-60701-283-2
480 pages | trade paperback |$14.95
September 2011

Shivers and spirits . . . the mystical and macabre . . .
our darkest fears and sweetest fantasies . . .
the fun and frivolity of tricks, treats, festivities, and masquerades.

Halloween is a holiday filled with both delight and dread, beloved by youngsters and adults alike.
Celebrate the most magical season of the year with this sensational treasury of seasonal tales—spooky, suspenseful, terrifying, or teasing—harvested from a multitude of master storytellers.

The October Game, Ray Bradbury
Tessellations, Gary Braunbeck
Memories, Peter Crowther
Auntie Elspeth's Halloween Story (or The Gourd, The Bad, And The Ugly), Esther Friesner
Struwwelpeter, Glen Hirshberg
Pranks, Nina Kiriki Hoffman
By the Book, Nancy Holder
The Sticks, Charlee Jacob
Riding Bitch, K.W. Jeter
At the Reef, Caitlin R. Kiernan
Memories of el Dia de los Muertos, Nancy Kilpatrick
The Great Pumpkin Arrives At Last, Sarah Langan
On a Dark October, Joe R. Lansdale
Conversations in a Dead Language, Thomas Ligotti
Universal Soldier, Charles De Lint
Hallowe’en in a Suburb, HP Lovecraft
Pumpkin Night, Gary McMahon
The Halloween Man, William F. Nolan
Monsters, Stewart O'Nan
Three Doors, Norman Partridge
Hornets, Al Sarrantonio
Night Out, Tina Rath
Mask Game, John Shirley
Pork Pie Hat, Peter Straub
Halloween Street & Tricks and Treats, Steve Rasnic Tem
The November Game, F. Paul Wilson
Sugar Skulls, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro