The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eleven

Ellen Datlow (Editor)


From Ellen Datlow ("the venerable queen of horror anthologies" (New York Times) comes a new entry in the series that has brought you stories from Stephen King and Neil Gaiman comes 25thrilling stories, the best horror stories available.

For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the eleventh volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Stephen King, Linda Nagata, Laird Barron, Margo Lanagan, and many others. Now come the best of the last year:
  • I Remember Nothing -- Anne Billson
  • Monkeys on the Beach -- Ralph Robert Moore
  • Painted Wolves -- Ray Cluley
  • Shit Happens -- Michael Marshall Smith
  • You Know How the Story Goes -- Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Back Along the Old Track -- Sam Hicks
  • Masks -- Peter Sutton
  • The Donner Party -- Dale Bailey
  • Milkteeth -- Kristi DeMeester
  • Haak -- John Langan
  • Thin Cold Hands -- Gemma Files
  • A Tiny Mirror by Eloise -- C. C. Shepherd
  • I Love You Mary-Grace -- Amelia Mangan
  • The Jaws of Ouroboros -- Steve Toase
  • A Brief Moment of Rage -- Bill Davidson
  • Golden Sun -- Kristi DeMeester, Richard Thomas, Damien Angelica Walters, and Michael Wehunt
  • White Mare -- Thana Niveau
  • Girls Without Their Faces On -- Laird Barron
  • Thumbsucker -- Robert Shearman
  • You Are Released -- Joe Hill
  • Red Rain -- Adam-Troy Castro
  • Split Chain Stitch -- Steve Toase
  • No Exit -- Orrin Grey
  • Haunt - Siobhan Carroll
  • Sleep -- Carly Holmes

With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today's most challenging and exciting writers.

Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
Night Shade Books
Publish Date
September 03, 2019
6.0 X 1.4 X 8.9 inches | 1.25 pounds
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About the Author

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost forty years. She was the fiction editor of Omni magazine and Sci Fiction, and has edited about ninety anthologies. Datlow has also won lifetime achievement awards from three prominent genre organizations, and currently acquires short fiction for She lives in New York City.


Praise for Ellen Datlow and The Best Horror of the Year Series:

"Award-winning editor Ellen Datlow has assembled a tasty collection of twenty one terrifying and unsettling treats. In addition to providing excellent fiction to read, this is the perfect book for discovering new authors and enriching your life through short fiction."--Kirkus Reviews

"For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror fans crave. . . . and the anthologies just keep getting better and better. She's an icon in the industry."--Signal Horizon

"Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year series is one of the best investments you can make in short fiction. The current volume is no exception."--Adventures Fantastic

"As usual, Datlow delivers what she promises, 'the best horror of the year, ' whether it's written by the famous (Neil Gaiman) or the should-be famous (Laird Barron and many others)."
--Washington Post

"You just can't have a list of recommended speculative anthologies without including an Ellen Datlow anthology. It's. Not. Possible. The line-up in The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight is absolutely stupendous, featuring the most frighteningly talented authors in horror fiction."

"Once again, [Ellen Datlow supplies] an invaluable book, featuring excellent short fiction and, in addition, providing as always precious information about what happened in the horror field last year."--Mario Guslandi, British Fantasy Society