Author(s): Richard Kadrey
Unlucky thieves invade a house where Home Alone seems like a playground romp. An antique bookseller and a mob enforcer join forces to retrieve the Atlas of Hell. Postapocalyptic survivors cannot decide which is worse: demon women haunting the skies or maddened extremists patrolling the earth. In this chilling twenty-first-century companion to the cult classic Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Ellen Datlow again proves herself the most masterful editor of the genre. She has mined the breadth and depth of ten years of terror, collecting superlative works of established masters and scene-stealing newcomers alike.
[STARRED REVIEW] "Ten years of short horror fiction plucked from previous anthologies, plus some original works, come together in these 24 tales, in which "what goes bump in the night" ranges from ghosts to madmen to what lurks inside the human psyche. One actor's last hope for reconstructive surgery resides within television itself. A horror writer creates a story come to life, only to get caught in the middle of it. Renowned authors such as Caitlin R. Kiernan, Robert Shearman, Garth Nix, and Kaaron Warren vividly capture the darkness, evil, and fear found in great horror fiction. -VERDICT: Noted anthologist Datlow (The Best Horror of the Year) once again draws upon her curating skills to highlight the best the genre has to offer. The variety of stories shines a light on the depth and breadth of this sometimes marginalized literary form." --Library Journal "An excellent collection over all, featuring some of the best voices in horror. It has something to suit a wide variety of tastes, blending stories about real life trauma and bloodshed, to stories that pass into the realms of cosmic terror, horror in the old west and even those with a grim fairytale-like feel. In these pages you will find a nightmare for every horror fan." --This is Horror "Datlow offers another impressive, diverse and hugely enjoyable collection of short fiction... This is a great collection of horror fiction. I'd highly recommend it." --The Book Lover's Boudoir "Ellen Datlow is a tremendously influential figure in horror circles, and this collection is one more significant milestone to be set among the score or so other titles and collections listed in its front matter." --See the Elephant "There is something for everyone here from serial killers, to zombies, to demons to shape shifters." --Shining Star Reviews "[This] whole book of horror tales was rather fantastic. " --Brad K. Horner "Nightmares, horror reprinted for works originally published from 2005-2015 is of the highest quality of anthology available." --Unnerving Magazine "Another excellent anthology by a skilled, widely acclaimed editor." --Nudge Praise for The Monstrous [STAR] "Datlow, horror anthologist extraordinaire, brings together all things monstrous in this excellent reprint anthology of 20 horror stories that explore the ever-widening definition of what makes a monster, with nary a misstep." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Eerie and artfully executed, the narratives are highly imaginative and chilling." --Diabolique "It is the monstrous wonders that come from the intelligent minds of these authors that make this book amazing." --Suspense Magazine "Datlow has more backed-up expertise and accumulated assets than almost any other horror/dark/weird editor in the business." --TeleRead "This collection has something disturbing for everyone." --Washington Independent "The Monstrous is one of the most impressive themed anthologies of the year, varied in terms of theme and style, but not in quality." --This Is Horror Praise for Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror "This is an anthology to be cherished and an invaluable reference for horror aficionados." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "I give my highest recommendation for this book." --Hellnotes Praise for Lovecraft's Monsters "[An] amazing and diverse treasure trove of stories. As an avid fan of Lovecraft's monstrous creations, THIS is the anthology I've been waiting for." --Shattered Ravings "Datlow brings together some of the top SF/F and horror writers working today and has them play in Lovecraft's bizarre world. And that's a delight." --January Magazine Praise for Hauntings "Apt to entertain and disquiet the horror fans." --SF Site, Featured Review "Datlow once again proves herself as a master editor." --Arkham Digest This is the best of the best--don't miss it!" --The Tomb of Dark Delights Praise for The Cutting Room "Superstar editor Datlow makes no missteps in this reprint collection of dark tales involving movies and moviemaking." --Publishers Weekly, starred review A Kirkus Excellent Horror Read for October "[A] tempting volume of stories from renowned editor Ellen Datlow" --Kirkus "This collection of 23 stories should appeal to fans of horror and SF primarily, though noir and hard-boiled-mystery readers should feel welcome too... Definitely worth checking out." --Booklist
Ellen Datlow is the most acclaimed and successful editor in the horror genre. She is a ten-time World Fantasy Award winner, and she has received multiple Hugo, Locus, Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson awards. Datlow's bestselling anthologies include the iconic Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series; Snow White, Blood Red; Lovecraft's Monsters; Naked City, and Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror. Datlow was the fiction editor of OMNI for nearly 20 years and edited the magazines Event Horizon and Sci Fiction. She lives in New York City.