In the Library of the Damned, hidden away amongst that vast depository of ancient wisdom, there exists a certain bookcase where the most decadent,
the most blasphemous of tomes sit upon a dusty shelf. And amongst those titles that should never be named, there is one volume that is he most
terrible, the most hideous of them all. That book is the very Lexicon of Fear itself. But, long ago, some of its pages were ripped
from the binding and spirited away by a lowly student of the ancient science of Horrorology, determined that one day the secrets contained
therein would be shared with the world. And now that day has come. These are the words that comprise the very language of horror itself, and
the tales they tell are not for the fainthearted. But be warned: once you have read them, there is no turning back. Soon, you too will know the true meanings of fear . . .
|THE LIBRARY OF THE DAMNED
||Robert Shearman |
||Clive Barker |
||Michael Marshall Smith |
||Pat Cadigan |
||Mark Samuels |
||Joanne Harris |
||Muriel Gray |
||Kim Newman |
||Ramsey Campbell |
||Reggie Oliver |
||Angela Slatter |
||Lisa Tuttle |
"What makes this selection of stories particularly enticing is that, while all are unique and engaging, they still manage to offer that coalescence that one looks for when reading an anthology . . . Twelve words. Twelve stories. One grimoire of horror that's well worth cracking open."
RUE MORGUE #175, March/April 2017
"Jones has curated this collection to create a highly readable and accessible collection of spooky stories that will stay with the reader for days . . . Horrorology: A Lexicon of Fear is the book to give the horror fan in your life this Christmas, it's simply that good."
STARBURST, October 21, 2016
"Collection of superior horror stories . . . and the best stories are among the finest of those I have read recently."
BLACK STATIC Issue 53, July-August, 2016
"Another striking volume from the doyen of horror editors, this collection, illustrated by none other than Clive Barker, imagines a Library of the Damned and the all-new stories from some of the best talents in the field follow its imaginary lexicon of words and situations to present a gamut of fear and sombre wonders . . . all demonstrating how horror writing can be both entertaining and challenging and miles away from the perceived notion of obligatory gore and blood and guts."
LOVEREADING (November, 2015)
"Assembles a dozen bone-chilling tales by modern masters."
INDEPENDENT, October 23, 2015
Photo © 2015 |
Signing Horrorology: The Lexicon of Fear at the RETURN OF THE GREAT HALLOWE'EN HORROR SIGNING
at Forbidden Planet's London Megastore on October 31st, 2015.
Back row, left to right: Robert Shearman, Mark Samuels, Stephen Jones, Reggie Oliver and Kim Newman.
Front row, left to right: Pat Cadigan and publisher Jo Fletcher.