Friday, March 20, 2015

Table of contents - "The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015" edited by Paula Guran

Another series of year’s best anthologies going strong is Paula Guran’s “The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror”, published by Prime Books. The 2015 edition is the sixth volume of this collection of yearly anthologies and once again “The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror” comes with a very strong table of contents.

No matter your expectations, the dark is full of the unknown: grim futures, distorted pasts, invasions of the uncanny, paranormal fancies, weird dreams, unnerving nightmares, baffling enigmas, revelatory excursions, desperate adventures, spectral journeys, mundane terrors, and supernatural visions. You may stumble into obsession—or find redemption. Often disturbing, occasionally delightful, let The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror be your annual guide through the mysteries and wonders of dark fiction.

“The Screams of Dragons” by Kelley Armstrong (Subterranean Press Magazine, Spring 2014)
“The End of the End of Everything” by Dale Bailey (, 23 Apr 2014)
“(Little Miss) Queen of Darkness” by Laird Barron (Dark Discoveries #29)
“Madam Damnable’s Sewing Circle” by Elizabeth Bear (Dead Man’s Hand, ed. John Joseph Adams)
“Sleep Walking Now and Then” by Richard Bowes (, 9 July 2014)
“Only Unity Saves the Damned” by Nadia Bulkin (Letters to Lovecraft, ed. Jesse Bullington)
“A Wish From a Bone” by Gemma Files (Fearful Symmetries, ed. Ellen Datlow)
“Mr Hill’s Death” by S. L. Gilbow (The Dark #4)
“The Female Factory” by Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter (The Female Factory)
“Who Is Your Executioner?” by Maria Dahvana Headley (Nightmare Magazine, Nov 2014)
“The Elvis Room” by Stephen Graham Jones (The Elvis Room)
“The Cats of River Street (1925)” by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Sirenia Digest #102)
“Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying” by Alice Sola Kim (Monstrous Affections, eds. Kelly Link & Gavin Grant/Tin House #61)
“Children of the Fang” by John Langan (Lovecraft’s Monsters, ed. Ellen Datlow)
“Combustion Hour” by Yoon Ha Lee (, 10 Apr 2014)
“The Quiet Room” by V. H. Leslie (Shadows & Tall Trees: 2014, ed. Michael Kelly)
“Running Shoes” by Ken Liu (SQ Mag, Issue 16, Sept 2014)
“Resurrection Points” by Usman T. Malik (Strange Horizons, 4 August 2014)
“Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta” by Helen Marshall (Lackington’s, Issue 1, Winter 2014)
“Dreamer” by Brandon Sanderson (Games Creatures Play, eds. Charlaine Harris & Toni L. P. Kelner)
“Emotional Dues” by Simon Strantzas (Burnt Black Suns)
“The Still, Cold Air” by Steve Rasnic Tem (Here with the Shadows)
“Kur-A-Len” by Lavie Tidhar (Black Gods Kiss)
“Fragments from the Notes of a Dead Mycologist” by Jeff VanderMeer (Shimmer #18)
“Water in Springtime” by Kali Wallace (Clarkesworld, Issue 91, Apr 2014)
“The Floating Girls: A Documentary” by Damien Angelica Walters (Jamais Vu Issue Three, Sept 2014)
“The Nursery Corner” by Kaaron Warren (Fearsome Magics, ed. Jonathan Strahan)
“And the Carnival Leaves Town” by A. C. Wise (Nightmare Carnival, ed. Ellen Datlow)

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