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Here is the best of the best horror—from Laird Barron, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, and many more!

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. In this anniversary edition, Datlow brings back her favorite stories of the series’ last decade in a special edition encompassing highlights from each edition of the work.

Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Stephen King, Linda Nagat, Laird Barron, Margo Lanagan, And many others

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. And in this anniversary edition, we share the most important stories which have been covered in the last decade of horror writing.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction Ellen Datlow
Lowland Sea—Suzy McKee Charnas
Wingless Beasts—Lucy Taylor
The Nimble Men—Glen Hirshberg
Little America—Dan Chaon
Black and White Sky—Tanith Lee
The Monster Makers—Steve Rasnic Tem
Stephen Graham Jones
In a Cavern, in a Canyon—Laird Barron
Allochthon—Livia Llewellyn
Shepherds’ Business—Stephen Gallagher
Down to a Sunless Sea—Neil Gaiman
The Man from the Peak—Adam Golaski
In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos—John Langan
The Moraine—Simon Bestwick
At the Riding School—Cody Goodfellow
Cargo—E.Michael Lewis
Tender as Teeth—Stephanie Crawford & Duane Swierczynski
Wild Acre—Nathan Ballingrud
The Callers—Ramsey Campbell
This Stagnant Breath of Change—Brian Hodge
Grave Goods—Gemma Files
The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine—Peter Straub
Majorlena—Jane Jakeman
The Days of Our Lives—Adam L. G. Nevill
You Can Stay All Day—Mira Grant
No Matter Which Way We Turned—Brian Evenson
Nesters—Siobhan Carroll
Better You Believe—Carole Johnstone

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Praise for The Best of the Best Horror of the Year:

Edited by the venerable queen of horror anthologies, Ellen Datlow . . . The stories in this collection feel both classic and innovative, while never losing the primary ingredient of great horror writing: fear.
The New York Times

“A survey of some of the best horror writing of the last decade. . . . highly recommended for anyone interested in contemporary horror and dark fantasy, as well as anyone looking for a collection of some of the best and most horrifying short fiction currently available.
Booklist (starred review)

A stunning and flawless collection that showcases the most terrifyingly beautiful writing of the genre. Datlow’s palate for the fearful and the chilling knows no genre constraint, encompassing the undead, the supernatural, and the cruelty perpetrated by ordinary humans. Exciting, literary, and utterly scary, this anthology is nothing short of exceptional."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A decade of celebrating the darkest gems of the genre as selected by Hugo-winning editor Ellen Datlow, whose name, by this point, is almost synonymous with quality frights . . . [and] contributed by a murderer’s row of horror authors. . . . Essential.”
B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, “Our Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2018”

“With the quality ranging from very good, to fantastic, to sublime, there just isn’t the space to discuss them all.... If I need to make a pronouncement?based on Datlow’s fantastic distillation of the genre?it’s that horror is alive, well, and still getting under people’s skin. If you have even a vague interest in dark fiction, then pick up this book.”
—Ian Mond, Locus
“Datlow’s survey of the first decade of her Best Horror of the Year series is also an argument about the field’s major talents and trends. Its contents make a compelling case for the robustness of the field, a condition Dat­low herself has done much to nourish.”— Locus, “Horror in 2018” by John Langan
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.”
Tor.com

"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

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.”— Tor.com

"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

About the Author

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for more than thirty years. She was the fiction editor of Omni magazine and Sci Fiction and has edited more than fifty anthologies. Datlow has also won lifetime achievement awards from three prominent genre organizations, and currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com.

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Classic George
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What a big disappointment !!
Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2018
I thought this was her choice of the best from her on going series of Horror anthologies each year. Was I wrong. It almost seems she picked the worst stories for the series to give them a new life. I almost gave up after the first 7 stories. Then came Laird Barron''s "In a... See more
I thought this was her choice of the best from her on going series of Horror anthologies each year. Was I wrong. It almost seems she picked the worst stories for the series to give them a new life. I almost gave up after the first 7 stories. Then came Laird Barron''s "In a Cavern, in a Canyon", by far the only really good scary story in the whole book. Definitely not "The best of the best".
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MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2018
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT It’s rare that Brilliance Audio has ever released mp3 or other audiobooks that have bad sound quality, however when they released the audio edition to The Best Of The Best Horror Of The Year. I was excited, finally getting some the stories from... See more
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

It’s rare that Brilliance Audio has ever released mp3 or other audiobooks that have bad sound quality, however when they released the audio edition to The Best Of The Best Horror Of The Year. I was excited, finally getting some the stories from the last ten volumes, including Simon Bestwick’s The Moraine, Black and White Sky By Tanith Lee and Peter Straub’s The Ballad Of Ballard and Sandrine, I was going to get new audio horror stories for my ever growing audio library.

Read by both Tim Campbell and Emily Sutton-Smith, I purchased it in mp3 edition and had to wait for seven weeks, got it finally two days after thanksgiving. When I started to listen to the mp3, I notice that all of the audio segments read by Campbell did not sound fantastic. Each story sounded hallow, and not digitally remastered. The audio samples performed by Sutton-Smith are excellent as if someone that did all of her segments knew how to re-do her audio samples in the best quality of sound.

Campbell’s editions weren’t clear or had good sound quality. I was very disappointed with this, the Emily editions were great, the Campbell ones were not.

Hope The Eleventh Volume to The Best Horror Of The Year has good quality, since Brilliance Audio has released great mp3 audiobooks with great sound.
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Jack M. Walter
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Great Writing but Weak Stories
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018
This collection is indicative of the problem with all types of short stories nowadays. The writing quality is excellent, but the content of the stories is not. In some of these tales, the horror element seems like something that is just thrown in or happens off-handedly.... See more
This collection is indicative of the problem with all types of short stories nowadays. The writing quality is excellent, but the content of the stories is not. In some of these tales, the horror element seems like something that is just thrown in or happens off-handedly. I won''t give the collection less than four stars, but it is not the best in my opinion.
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L. Paul
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Better than Some Anthologies
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2019
This had some truly remarkable works and some that were more "weird" than "horror". "The Nimble Men" would have been absolutely brilliant were it not for the fact the author knew nothing about airline operations (please look up "sterile cockpit"). That''s what beta readers... See more
This had some truly remarkable works and some that were more "weird" than "horror". "The Nimble Men" would have been absolutely brilliant were it not for the fact the author knew nothing about airline operations (please look up "sterile cockpit"). That''s what beta readers are for.
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Jimmy B
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Great Reading, too bad its missing pages
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020
Very disappointed, the stories are very good, but every 3 or 4 pages are blank, and its obvious that its missing dialog.
I''ve never had this issue with an e book before, but its very frustrating and I don''t know how to fix it. The window for returning it is gone.
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Riva Kelton
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Another great job by Ellen Datliw
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2020
Another great anthology by Ellen Datlow. Of course the quality varies and I liked some more than others, but overall, a great book.
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ross lambert
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Best Horror Collection I''ve Ever Read
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2020
Really really good selection of stories. I can''t recommend it enough.
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Edward Brock
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Great collection, great series
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2019
A great collection of a great series of macabre and entertaining stories.
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Robert DeLeskie
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Essential collection of modern horror
Reviewed in Canada on May 27, 2019
Ellen Datlow''s snapshot of the state-of-the-art of (short) horror writing finds the genre thriving with a heady concoction of old blood and new. There''s a terrific mix of weird, literary, kitchen sink naturalism, dark fiction and even old-school gross-out stories to be...See more
Ellen Datlow''s snapshot of the state-of-the-art of (short) horror writing finds the genre thriving with a heady concoction of old blood and new. There''s a terrific mix of weird, literary, kitchen sink naturalism, dark fiction and even old-school gross-out stories to be found between these pages. Monsters - not only the ones in the mirror - are amply represented too. Really, they''re all worth reading. Standouts for me included: "In a Cavern, in a Canyon," by Laird Barron; "Allochthon," by Livia Llewellyn; "The Man from the Peak," by Adam Golaski; and "Wild Acre," by Nathan Ballingrud. Read these and you still have stories by Tanith Lee, Stephen Graham Jones, John Langan, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Hodge, Gemma Files and Peter Straub to send a shiver down your spine, and many others besides. This is a perfect introduction for new horror fans, and a great way for someone who''s been away from the genre to jump back in and see what''s been lurking in the dark.
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