"Heh, Heh! That sure is a close shave for our friend on the cover. Perhaps he should never have gone to Sweeney Clod, The Demon Barber!
Let's hope he survives by a whisker! In this latest edition of the World's Longest-Running Aannual Showcase of Horror and Dark Fantasy
you will find cutting-edge stories by such authors as Robert Aickman, Storm Constantine, Gemma Files, Neil Gaiman, John Langan, Helen Marshall and Steve Rasnic Tem,
amongst many others, along with the usual overview of the year in horror and Necrology
of those who have left us. So sharpen up and comb this book for stories that are a cut above the
average! It's a snip at the price, and sure to offer the best in hair-raising horror fiction! As sure as my name is . . ."
—The Old Hag
|INTRODUCTION: HORROR IN 2015||The Editor |
|THE COFFIN HOUSE||Robert Aickman|
|THE LAKE||Daniel Mills|
|THE BARNACLE DAUGHTER||Richard Gavin|
|THE LARDER||Nicholas Royle|
|THE SEVENTH WAVE||Lynda E. Rucker|
|UNDERGROUND ECONOMY||John Langan|
|THE DROWNING CITY||Loren Rhoads|
|THE CHAPEL OF INFERNAL DEVOTION||Ron Weighell|
|ALMA MATER||Kate Farrell|
|THE OFFING||Conrad Williams|
|BLACK DOG||Neil Gaiman|
|IN THE EARTH||Storm Constantine|
|IN THE LOVECRAFT MUSEUM||Steve Rasnic Tem|
|NECROLOGY: 2015||Stephen Jones and Kim Newman |
|USEFUL ADDRESSES|| |
"All seventeen stories show the artistry that horror's best writers achieve in their work . . . As in past years, Jones brackets the book's fiction selections with a far-ranging introductory survey of horror in a wide variety of media for the year and a "Necrology" of deaths relevant to the horror field, compiled with Kim Newman."
LOCUS, Issue 678, July 2017
"There are a handful of must-buy anthologies, which includes the annual Best New Horror edited by the ever reliable Stephen Jones . . . It is an anthology that helps the horror reader keep abreast of the stories found in a veritable ocean of short fiction that's published every year. Stephen Jones is a maestro of the horror genre and you can be sure that his annuals include some of the best scary fiction out there."
THE BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY.ORG, May 11, 2017