STEPHEN JONES lives in London, England. A Hugo Award nominee, he is the winner of four World Fantasy Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, five Bram Stoker Awards, twenty-one British Fantasy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association.
“The premier genre anthologist living today.”Weird Tales
A former television producer/director and genre movie publicist and consultant (the first three Hellraiser movies, Night Life, Nightbreed, Split Second, Mind Ripper, Last Gasp etc.), he is also one of Britain’s most acclaimed horror and dark fantasy writers and editors, with more than 160 books to his credit, including the acclaimed illustrated histories The Art of Horror, The Art of Horror Movies and The Art of Pulp Horror, the film books of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Stardust, The Illustrated Monster Movie Guide and The Hellraiser Chronicles; the non-fiction studies Horror: 100 Best Books and Horror: Another 100 Best Books (both with Kim Newman); the single-author collections Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales by H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Chronicles of Conan and Conan’s Brethren by Robert E. Howard, and Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James; plus such anthologies as Terrifying Tales to Tell at Night: 10 Scary Stories to Give You Nightmares!, The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror, The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories, The Lovecraft Squad and Zombie Apocalypse! series, and thirty-one volumes of Best New Horror.
“Horror’s last maverick.”Christopher Fowler
Stephen was a Guest of Honour at the 2002 World Fantasy Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the 2004 World Horror Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
“Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.”Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books
“Stephen Jones spotted one of my short stories, ‘20th Century Ghost’, in an American literary journal, and included it in one of his “Best of” anthologies . . . an enormous break for me. I probably wouldn’t have any kind of career at all without Stephen Jones, Peter Crowther, Andy Cox, Jo Fletcher and a few others.”Joe Hill
“A new anthology from Stephen Jones is always an event.”Dennis Etchison
“Stephen Jones, assiduous editor and revivalist, and encouraging younger writers to take up the torch.”John Burke
“The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones.”Roz Kavaney, Time Out
“Edited by Stephen Jones, a member of that tiny band of anthologists whose work is so reliably good that you automatically reach out and grab hold of any new volume spotted if you are wise.”Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy
“Luckily for us horror lovers we have a guy called Stephen Jones around, to sniff out the very best stuff on our behalf.”The Dark Side
“One of the genre’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders.”Publishers Weekly
“Horror readers owe Stephen Jones a lot.”Rue Morgue
“Edited by the prolific and reliable Stephen Jones.”SFX Magazine
“Who better than the venerable Stephen Jones to edit this delectable anthology?”Good Book Guide
“Jones performs his usual exemplary job.”Starlog (UK)