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About Steve Duffy
Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novelette, 2015: "Even Clean Hands Can Do Damage"
International Horror Guild award for Best Short Story, 2000: "The Rag And Bone Men"
World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, 2012: "X For Demetrious"
World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, 2010: "The Lion's Den"
International Horror Guild award for Mid-Length Fiction, 2007: "Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed"
THE MOMENT OF PANIC (2013, PS Publishing)
TRAGIC LIFE STORIES, 2010, Ash-Tree Press
THE FIVE QUARTERS (with Ian Rodwell), 2001, Ash-Tree Press
THE NIGHT COMES ON, 1998, Ash-Tree Press
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What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the seventeen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.
Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Two.
In the first decade of the twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction — bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters — eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing.
Over the years, authors have often borrowed bits and pieces from these stories, grafting them into their own writing, creating literature with both new meaning and age-old significance. In the last few decades or so, they’ve also intentionally retold and reinvented the tales in a variety of ways—delightful or dark, wistful or wicked, sweet or satirical—that forge new trails through the forests of fantastic fiction.
This new anthology compiles some of the best modern fairy-tale retellings and reinventions from award-winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and exciting new talents, into an enchanting collection. Explore magical new realms by traveling with us, Beyond the Woods . . .
Mr Metfield is astounded to discover this tableau in the crypt of the churh of St Joseph, in the small French town of Vazart-les-Bains. His arrival in the town coincides with the annual enactment of the Danse Macabre, or Dance of Death, wherein thirteen monks from the abbey don skeleton costumes and proceed through the streets. When Mr Metfield returns to the crypt, however, he is horrified to find that only twelve skeletons remain. Where is the thirteenth? And how many figures are taking part in the Dance of Death in the streets outside?
In 'The Ossuary' and nineteen other stories, Steve Duffy evokes the Golden Age of the ghost story with practised ease. Set mainly in the period between the Wars, the stories in THE NIGHT COMES ON are consciously 'Jamesian' in style and setting. They feature libraries and academics and great old country houses, colleges and branch railway-stations and cathedrals; and, of course, any number of things less easily defined which lie in wait for the foolish, the unwary, or the unlucky. The protagonists come through their adventures alive, sometimes—though not always. And while they may be more or less intact in physical terms, they usually have new insight into things for which they once had little time and less respect.
Four stories have been added for the electronic edition of THE NIGHT COMES ON, two of which are published for the first time.