Monday, August 21, 2017

Brian Aldiss, RIP

Unfortunately, Brian Aldiss's family have this morning confirmed his death, on Friday, his 92nd birthday.


It is with great sadness we announce the death of our beloved father & grandfather. Brian died peacefully at home on his 92nd birthday ^TA
8:00 AM - 21 Aug 2017



And the full statement, courtesy the Brian Aldiss Fan Page on FaceBook:

Announcement of the death of Brian Aldiss O.B.E.

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Brian Wilson Aldiss O.B.E. author, artist and poet, at his home in Oxford in the early hours of Saturday 19th August 2017, aged 92. Author of British Science Fiction classics Non-stop, Hothouse and Greybeard, Aldiss's writing spanned genres and generations, bridging the gap between classic science fiction and contemporary literature with his Helliconia Trilogy and Thomas Squire Quartet. Aldiss was also an entertaining memoirist, notably basing his Horatio Stubbs saga on his wartime adventures in Burma and the Far East, as well as the autobiography The Twinkling of an Eye.

A friend and drinking companion of Kingsley Amis and correspondent with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Aldiss was a founding member of the Groucho Club in London and a judge on the 1981 Booker Prize. Awarded the Hugo Award for Science Fiction in 1962 and the Nebula Award in 1965, Aldiss's writings were well received by the critics and earned a strong following in the United States and in Britain as well as being widely translated into foreign languages. In later years his cultured world view and enduring curiosity found expression in the novels Harm and The Finches of Mars, dealing with the contradictions of the war against terror and the logistical difficulties of accommodating different terrestrial belief systems in space.

Among his considerable body of short fiction are the ‘Supertoys’ stories, adapted for film as A.I., on which Aldiss collaborated with Stanley Kubrick for over a decade before its completion by Steven Spielberg. His novel Frankenstein Unbound was made for screen by Roger Corman.
In 2000 Brian Aldiss was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Reading and received the title of Grandmaster from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for services to Literature with the O.B.E. in the 2005 Birthday Honours list.



my post last night began:
'I quote to him something he wrote in 1990: “Just as the [literary] establishment is philistine about science, the bulk of the science-fiction readership is philistine about literature.” “Ha!” he cries gleefully, “offends both parties.” “Well done, Brian,” says Alison, rolling her eyes.'

--Brian Aldiss, reveling in telling what is too frequently the truth...though these days, it's more likely philistinism between contemporary-fiction writers and fantastic-fiction writers, aside from those who have frequently done both, such as Aldiss. This quotation from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/brian-aldiss-interview-much-snobbery-science-fiction/



Further links:

And my own thoughts about his work, from this morning on a discussion list which includes many of his friends, and simply long-term readers such as myself:

"Manuscript Found in a Police State" and "Full Sun" were my first Aldiss fictions, when I was 9yo and, with "Police State" fascinated by the concept of the hellish jail, a sort of water-wheel structure, the protagonist found himself in...probably introduced me to the concept of a police state, as well. And the reverse lycanthropy of "Full Sun" amused me. His and Harry Harrison's annual Best SF '71 was one of the first of my father's anthologies I read at about the same time, introducing me to Donald Barthelme as well as Barry N. Malzberg, Cynthia Ozick as well as Robert Sheckley, and gave me my first taste of non-cartoon Gahan Wilson...

The memoirs and critical writing joined my encounters with further fiction not long after. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

THE YEAR'S BEST HORROR STORIES annual, edited by Richard Davis, Gerald W. Page and Karl Edward Wagner, from DAW Books, Sphere Books and Orbit Books, 1971-1994

Since I rather laboriously straightened out the sequencing of the Richard Davis volumes as they were reshuffled and reprinted in the US for Wikipedia (and amended the introductory paragraph), I thought I might as well reprint that entry here (now with the bare-bones indices used in Wiki replaced by those from the Contento/Locus indexes), to have a snapshot of it (it might've been fiddled with since I did so some months ago, haven't checked closely, but another reason to archive it here). (Laboriously as everything is laborious when it comes to bibliographic detail and even the relatively open and simple format of Wikipedia). I've added the unlikely be continued Horrorstory series of hardcover omnibus reprints of several volumes each.

from the series of hardcover omnibus reprints of the annual

The Year's Best Horror Stories

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Year’s Best Horror Stories was a series of annual anthologies published by DAW Books in the U.S.from 1972 to 1994 under the successive editorships of Richard Davis from 1972 to 1975 (after a 1971-1973 series published by Sphere Books in the U.K.; the first volumes had the same contents, the U.S. second volume in 1974 drew stories from the second and third U.K. volumes, and the 1975 U.S. third volume was very different from the U.K's.; the U.S. third volume was published as a one-shot volume in the U.K. by Orbit Books in 1976), and of Gerald W. Page from 1976 to 1979, and Karl Edward Wagner from 1980 to 1994. The series was discontinued after Wagner's death. It was a companion to DAW’s The Annual World’s Best SF and The Year's Best Fantasy Stories, which performed a similar function for the science fiction and fantasy fields.

Each annual volume reprinted what in the opinion of the editor was the best horror short fiction appearing in the previous year. The series also aimed to discover and nurture new talent. It featured both occasionally recurring authors and writers new to the horror genre. Veterans among the contributing authors included Brian Lumley, Eddy C. Bertin, Kit Reed, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, and Tanith Lee; some of the relative newcomers to the field featured were Stephen King, Al Sarrantonio, Lisa Tuttle, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, David Drake, Juleen Brantingham, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman.

Contents

The series

Volumes edited by Richard Davis

1. The Year’s Best Horror Stories, editor Richard Davis, Sphere Books (UK) 1971; DAW Books (US) 1972
    The Year’s Best Horror Stories ed. Richard Davis (Sphere, 1971, pb)
    Also available in the U.S. (DAW 1971).
    • 7 · Double Whammy · Robert Bloch · ss Fantastic Feb 1970
    • 19 · The Sister City · Brian Lumley · ss Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, ed. August Derleth, Arkham 1969
    • 33 · When Morning Comes · Elizabeth Fancett · ss The Fifth Ghost Book, ed. Rosemary Timperley, Barrie & Rockliff 1969
    • 51 · Prey · Richard Matheson · ss Playboy Apr 1969
    • 63 · Winter · Kit Reed · ss Winter’s Tales 15, ed. A. D. Maclean, Macmillan UK 1969
    • 71 · Lucifer! · E. C. Tubb · ss Vision of Tomorrow Nov 1969
    • 83 · I Wonder What He Wanted · Eddy C. Bertin · ss Las Mejores Historias de Fantasmas 1970
    • 93 · Problem Child · Peter Oldale · ss Vision of Tomorrow Jun 1970
    • 101 · The Scar · Ramsey Campbell · ss Startling Mystery Stories Sum 1969
    • 117 · Warp · Ralph Norton · ss Mayfair 1968
    • 131 · The Hate · Terri E. Pinckard · ss Witchcraft & Sorcery Jan/Feb 1971
    • 137 · A Quiet Game · Celia Fremlin · ss Argosy (UK) Sep 1970
    • 145 · After Nightfall [revised from Weird Window #1 ’70] · David A. Riley · ss *
    • 155 · Death’s Door · Robert McNear · nv Playboy Mar 1969

2 (UK). The Year’s Best Horror Stories II, editor Richard Davis, Sphere Books (UK) 1972.
3 (UK). The Year’s Best Horror Stories III, editor Richard Davis, Sphere Books (UK) 1973.
2 (US). The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series II, editor Richard Davis, DAW Books (US) 1974
3 (US). The Year’s Best Horror Stories, Series III, editor Richard Davis, DAW Books (US) 1975; Orbit Books (UK) 1976 as The First Orbit Book of Horror Stories

Volumes edited by Gerald W. Page


4The Year’s Best Horror Stories IV, editor Gerald W. Page, 1976.


5. The Year’s Best Horror Stories V, editor Gerald W. Page, 1977

6. The Year’s Best Horror Stories VI, editor Gerald W. Page, 1978.





























7. The Year’s Best Horror Stories VII, editor Gerald W. Page, 1979.

Volumes edited by Karl Edward Wagner

8. The Year’s Best Horror Stories VIII, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1980.


9. The Year’s Best Horror Stories IX, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1981.
10. The Year’s Best Horror Stories X, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1982

11. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XI, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1983.

12. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XII, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1984.
  • The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series XII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-87997-973-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 239pp, pb) Anthology of 19 horror stories from 1983 including the World Fantasy Award winner “Elle Est Trois (La Mort)” by Tanith Lee.
    • 11 · Introduction: Of Fads and Frights · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 17 · Uncle Otto’s Truck · Stephen King · ss Yankee Oct ’83
    • 36 · 3.47 AM · David Langford · ss The Gruesome Book, ed. Ramsey Campbell, Piccolo, 1983
    • 46 · Mistral · Jon Wynne-Tyson · ss Twilight Zone Jul/Aug ’83
    • 60 · Out of Africa · David Drake · ss From the Heart of Darkness, Tor, 1983
    • 68 · The Wall-Painting · Roger Johnson · ss Saints and Relics, ed. Rosemary Pardoe, Runcorn, Cheshire: Haunted Library, 1983
    • 84 · Keepsake · Vincent McHardy · ss Quarry Spr ’83
    • 93 · Echoes · Lawrence C. Connolly · vi Twilight Zone Jan/Feb ’83
    • 97 · After-Images · Malcolm Edwards · ss Interzone #4 ’83
    • 111 · The Ventriloquist’s Daughter · Juleen Brantingham · ss Whispers Oct ’83
    • 119 · Come to the Party · Frances Garfield · ss Whispers IV, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1983
    • 128 · The Chair · Dennis Etchison · nv The Dodd, Mead Gallery of Horror, ed. Charles L. Grant, Dodd Mead, 1983
    • 149 · Names · Jane Yolen · ss Tales of Wonder, Schocken, 1983
    • 155 · The Attic · Billy Wolfenbarger · ss Dark Horizons #26 ’83
    • 163 · Just Waiting · Ramsey Campbell · ss Twilight Zone Nov/Dec ’83
    • 175 · One for the Horrors · David J. Schow · ss Whispers Oct ’83
    • 187 · Elle Est Trois, (La Mort) · Tanith Lee · nv Whispers IV, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1983
    • 210 · Spring-Fingered Jack · Susan Casper · ss Fears, ed. Charles L. Grant, Berkley, 1983
    • 214 · The Flash! Kid · Scott Bradfield · ss Interzone #5 ’83
    • 227 · The Man with Legs · Al Sarrantonio · ss Shadows #6, ed. Charles L. Grant, Doubleday, 1983
13. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XIII, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1985.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series XIII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-086-6, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 251pp, pb) Anthology of 18 horror and fantasy stories from 1984. Wagner searches out some totally obscure sources.

  • 11 · Introduction: 13 Is a Lucky Number · Karl Edward Wagner · in
  • 13 · Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut · Stephen King · nv Redbook May ’84
  • 41 · Are You Afraid of the Dark? · Charles L. Grant · ss Fantasycon IX Programme Booklet, Fantasycon IX, 1984
  • 59 · Catch Your Death · John Gordon · ss Catch Your Death and Other Ghost Stories, Patrick Hardy Books, 1984
  • 72 · Dinner Party · Gardner R. Dozois · ss Light Years and Dark, ed. Michael Bishop, Berkley, 1984
  • 88 · Tiger in the Snow · Daniel Wynn Barber · ss The Horror Show Fll ’84
  • 94 · Watch the Birdie · Ramsey Campbell · ss Watch the Birdie, Ramsey Campbell, Haunted Library, 1984
  • 101 · Coming Soon to a Theater Near You [as by Oliver Lowenbruck] · David J. Schow · ss Twilight Zone Mar/Apr ’84
  • 121 · Hands with Long Fingers · Leslie Halliwell · ss The Ghost of Sherlock Holmes, Granada, 1984
  • 133 · Weird Tales · Fred Chappell · ss The Texas Review Spr ’84
  • 145 · The Wardrobe · Jovan Panich · ss Potboiler Win ’83
  • 161 · Angst for the Memories · Vincent McHardy · ss Moonscape Spr ’84
  • 170 · The Thing in the Bedroom · David Langford · ss Knave (UK) Nov ’84
  • 181 · Borderland · John Brizzolara · ss Twilight Zone Nov/Dec ’84
  • 191 · The Scarecrow · Roger Johnson · ss Ghosts & Scholars #6 ’84
  • 204 · The End of the World · James B. Hemesath · ss WIND/Literary Journal v14 #51 ’84
  • 217 · Never Grow Up · John Gordon · ss Catch Your Death and Other Ghost Stories, Patrick Hardy Books, 1984
  • 224 · Deadlights · Charles Wagner · ss Twisted Tales #9 ’84
  • 233 · Talking in the Dark · Dennis Etchison · ss Shadows #7, ed. Charles L. Grant, Doubleday, 1984
14. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XIV, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1986.
  • The Year’s Best Horror Stories XIV ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-156-0, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 291pp, pb) Anthology of 19 stories from 1985.
    • 1 · Introduction: Nurturing Nightmares · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 3 · Penny Daye · Charles L. Grant · ss Fantasycon X Programme Booklet, ed. Stephen Jones & Jo Fletcher, Fantasycon X, 1985
    • 13 · Dwindling · David B. Silva · ss Spectrum Stories #1, Wonder Press ’85
    • 23 · Dead Men’s Fingers · Phillip C. Heath · nv Borderland #2 ’85
    • 48 · Dead Week · Leonard P. Carpenter · ss Dark Lessons, ed. Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini, Macmillan, 1985
    • 61 · The Sneering · Ramsey Campbell · ss Fantasy Tales #14 ’85
    • 78 · Bunny Didn’t Tell Us · David J. Schow · ss Night Cry Win ’85
    • 90 · Pinewood · Tanith Lee · ss Whispers Dec ’84
    • 97 · The Night People · J. Michael Reaves · ss Twilight Zone Oct ’85
    • 111 · Ceremony · William F. Nolan · nv Midnight, ed. Charles L. Grant, Tor, 1985
    • 131 · The Woman in Black · Dennis Etchison · ss Whispers Dec ’84
    • 147 · ...Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea... · Simon Clark · ss Back Brain Recluse #4 ’85
    • 155 · Mother’s Day · Stephen F. Wilcox · ss Twilight Zone Jul/Aug ’85
    • 164 · Lava Tears · Vincent McHardy · ss Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1985
    • 176 · Rapid Transit [Dennis Cassady] · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Grue #1 ’85
    • 191 · The Weight of Zero · John Alfred Taylor · ss Twilight Zone Jan/Feb ’85
    • 205 · John’s Return to Liverpool · Christopher Burns · ss Interzone #10 ’84
    • 216 · In Late December, Before the Storm · Paul M. Sammon · ss Twilight Zone Jan/Feb ’85
    • 229 · Red Christmas [“Red Xmas”, as by David Almandine] · David S. Garnett · ss Mayfair Dec ’85
    • 238 · Too Far Behind Gradina · Steve Sneyd · na SF Spectrum, 1985
15. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XV, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1987.
  • The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XV ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-226-5, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.50, 300pp, pb) Anthology of 18 horror stories from 1986.
    • 11 · Introduction: What’s in a Name? · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 14 · The Yougoslaves · Robert Bloch · nv Night Cry Spr ’86
    • 39 · Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man’s Back · Joe R. Lansdale · nv Nukes, ed. John Maclay, Maclay, 1986
    • 60 · Apples · Ramsey Campbell · ss Halloween Horrors, ed. Alan Ryan, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986
    • 71 · Dead White Women · William F. Wu · ss Eldritch Tales #12 ’86
    • 91 · Crystal · Charles L. Grant · ss F&SF Aug ’86
    • 110 · Retirement [“Even Death Gets Tired”] · Ron Leming · ss Outlaw Biker Mar ’86
    • 120 · The Man Who Did Tricks with Glass · Ron Wolfe · ss Stardate Mar/Apr ’86
    • 129 · Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage · John Alfred Taylor · ss The Chill Winds of October, Laurel Arts Foundation, 1986
    • 133 · The Olympic Runner · Dennis Etchison · nv Fantasy Tales #16 ’86
    • 156 · Take the “A” Train [Dennis Cassady] · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Not One of Us Oct ’86
    • 169 · The Foggy, Foggy Dew · Joel Lane · ss Foggy, Foggy Dew, Joel Lane, 1986
    • 183 · The Godmother · Tina Rath · ss Ghosts & Scholars #8 ’86
    • 196 · “Pale, Trembling Youth” · W. H. Pugmire & Jessica Amanda Salmonson · ss Cutting Edge, ed. Dennis Etchison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986
    • 203 · Red Light · David J. Schow · nv Twilight Zone Dec ’86
    • 225 · In the Hour Before Dawn · Brad Strickland · ss F&SF Aug ’86
    • 231 · Necros · Brian Lumley · ss The Second Book of After Midnight Stories, ed. Amy Myers, London: Kimber, 1986
    • 251 · Tattoos · Jack M. Dann · nv Omni Nov ’86
    • 278 · Acquiring a Family · R. Chetwynd-Hayes · nv Tales from the Shadows, Kimber, 1986
16. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XVI, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1988.
  • The Year’s Best Horror XVI ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-300-8, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 303pp, pb) Anthology of 16 horror stories from 1987 plus an introduction.
    • 11 · Introduction: They’re Here—And They Won’t Go Away · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 15 · Popsy · Stephen King · ss Masques #2, ed. J. N. Williamson, 1987
    • 31 · Neighbourhood Watch · Greg Egan · ss Aphelion Sum ’86
    • 51 · Wolf/Child · Jane Yolen · ss Twilight Zone Jun ’87
    • 69 · Everything to Live For · Charles L. Grant · ss Whispers VI, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1987
    • 89 · Repossession · David Campton · ss Whispers VI, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1987
    • 107 · Merry May · Ramsey Campbell · nv Scared Stiff, Los Angeles: Scream/Press, 1987
    • 139 · The Touch · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Grue #4 ’87
    • 151 · Moving Day · R. Chetwynd-Hayes · ss The Third Book of After Midnight Stories, ed. Amy Myers, London: Kimber, 1987
    • 171 · La Nuit des Chiens · Leslie Halliwell · ss A Demon Close Behind, Robert Hale, 1987
    • 183 · Echoes from the Abbey · Sheila Hodgson · nv Ghosts & Scholars #9 ’87
    • 205 · Visitors · Jack M. Dann · ss IASFM Oct ’87
    • 221 · The Bellfounder’s Wife · A. F. Kidd · ss In and Out of the Belfry, A.F. Kidd, 1987
    • 241 · The Scar · Dennis Etchison · ss The Horror Show Win ’87
    • 251 · Martyr Without Canon · t. Winter-Damon · pm Grue #4 ’87
    • 257 · The Thin People [unnamed narrator] · Brian Lumley · ss Whispers Oct ’87
    • 273 · Fat Face · Michael Shea · nv Axolotl Press: Eugene, OR, 1987
17. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XVII, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1989.
  • The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XVII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-381-4, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 351pp, pb) Anthology of 20 horror stories from 1988, with an introduction by the editor.
    • 11 · Introduction: Ten Years After · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 15 · Fruiting Bodies · Brian Lumley · nv Weird Tales Sum ’88
    • 44 · Works of Art · Nina Kiriki Hoffman · ss Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine: Issue One, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1988
    • 53 · She’s a Young Thing and Cannot Leave Her Mother · Harlan Ellison · ss Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine: Issue One, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1988
    • 71 · The Resurrection Man · Ian Watson · ss Other Edens II, ed. Christopher Evans & Robert Holdstock, London: Unwin, 1988
    • 88 · Now and Again in Summer · Charles L. Grant · ss Fantasy Tales, v.10 #1, ed. Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton, Robinson, 1988
    • 100 · Call 666 · Dennis Etchison · ss Twilight Zone Feb ’88
    • 113 · The Great God Pan · M. John Harrison · nv Prime Evil, ed. Douglas E. Winter, NAL, 1988
    • 140 · What Dreams May Come · Brad Strickland · ss F&SF Dec ’88
    • 151 · Regression · R. Chetwynd-Hayes · nv The Fourth Book of After Midnight Stories, ed. Amy Myers, London: Kimber, 1988
    • 168 · Souvenirs from a Damnation · Don Webb · ss Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine: Issue One, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1988
    • 176 · Bleeding Between the Lines [Dennis Cassady] · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss 2AM Win ’88
    • 186 · Playing the Game · Ramsey Campbell · ss Lord John Ten, ed. Dennis Etchison, Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1988
    • 201 · Lost Bodies · Ian Watson · ss Interzone #25 ’88
    • 216 · Ours Now · Nicholas Royle · ss Dig Magazine #6 ’88
    • 224 · Prince of Flowers · Elizabeth Hand · ss Twilight Zone Feb ’88
    • 242 · The Daily Chernobyl · Robert Frazier · pm Synergy #2, ed. George Zebrowski, HBJ Harvest, 1988
    • 247 · Snowman · Charles L. Grant · ss Gaslight & Ghosts, ed. Stephen Jones & Jo Fletcher, 1988 World Fantasy Con/Robinson Pub., 1988
    • 258 · Nobody’s Perfect · Thomas F. Monteleone · ss Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine: Issue One, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1988
    • 276 · Dead Air · Gregory Nicoll · nv Ripper!, ed. Gardner Dozois & Susan Casper, Tor, 1988
    • 301 · Recrudescence · Leonard P. Carpenter · nv Amazing Jan ’88
18. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XVIII, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1990.
  • The Year’s Best Horror Stories XVIII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-446-2, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $4.95, 367pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) Best-of-the-year anthology of 26 horror stories, plus an introduction by Wagner. As always, a fascinating and eclectic selection, many from obscure sources. Recommended (SW).
    • 13 · Introduction: Horror from Angst to Zombies · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 17 · Kaddish · Jack M. Dann · ss IASFM Apr ’89
    • 30 · The Gravedigger’s Tale · Simon Clark · ss Fear! Jan/Feb ’89
    • 40 · Meeting the Author · Ramsey Campbell · ss Interzone #28 ’89
    • 55 · Buckets · F. Paul Wilson · nv Soft and Others, Tor, 1989
    • 76 · The Pit-Yakker · Brian Lumley · ss Weird Tales Fll ’89
    • 99 · Mr. Sandman · Scott D. Yost · ss October Dreams, ed. David Kubicek & Jeff Mason, Lincoln, NE: Kubicek & Associates, 1989
    • 115 · Renaissance · A. F. Kidd · ss Bell Music, A.F. Kidd, 1989
    • 135 · Lord of Infinite Diversions · t. Winter-Damon · vi Semiotext(e) #14 ’89
    • 137 · Rail Rider [“Third Rail”] · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Masques #3, ed. J. N. Williamson, 1989
    • 142 · Archway · Nicholas Royle · nv Dark Fantasies, ed. Chris Morgan, Legend, 1989
    • 163 · The Confessional · Patrick McLeod · ss 2AM Win ’89
    • 178 · The Deliverer · Simon MacCulloch · ss Chillers for Christmas, ed. Richard Dalby, O’Mara, 1989
    • 190 · Reflections · Jeffrey Goddin · ss Deathrealm Fll/Win ’89
    • 207 · Zombies for Jesus · Nina Kiriki Hoffman · ss Strained Relations, ed. Alan Bard Newcomer, Eugene: Hypatia Press, 1989
    • 216 · The Earth Wire · Joel Lane · ss Winter Chills #3 ’89
    • 231 · Sponge and China Tea · D. F. Lewis · ss Dagon #26 ’89
    • 236 · The Boy with the Bloodstained Mouth · W. H. Pugmire · vi Nocturne #2 ’89
    • 238 · On the Dark Road · Ian McDowell · ss F&SF Jan ’89
    • 256 · Narcopolis · Wayne Allen Sallee · pm Narcopolis & Other Poems, ed. Peggy Nadramia, Hell’s Kitchen Productions, 1989
    • 262 · Nights in the City · Jessica Amanda Salmonson · ss A Silver Thread of Madness, Ace, 1989
    • 274 · Return to the Mutant Rain Forest · Bruce Boston & Robert Frazier · pm Masques #3, ed. J. N. Williamson, 1989
    • 279 · The End of the Hunt · David Drake · ss New Destinies, Vol. VIII, ed. Jim Baen, Baen, 1989
    • 291 · The Motivation · David Langford · ss Arrows of Eros, ed. Alex Stewart, NEL, 1989
    • 309 · The Guide · Ramsey Campbell · ss Post Mortem: New Tales of Ghastly Horror, ed. Paul F. Olson & David B. Silva, St. Martin’s, 1989
    • 324 · The Horse of Iron and How We Can Know It and Be Changed by It Forever · M. John Harrison · ss Tarot Tales, ed. Rachel Pollack & Caitlin Matthews, Legend, 1989
    • 342 · Jerry’s Kids Meet Wormboy · David J. Schow · nv Book of the Dead, ed. John M. Skipp & Craig Spector, Bantam, 1989
19. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XIX, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1991.
  • The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XIX ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-488-8, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], $4.99, 366pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) Best-of-the-year horror anthology of 25 stories with an introduction by the editor. Another excellent gathering, many from obscure sources. Recommended (SW).
    • 15 · Introduction: How’d We Get Here? · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 19 · Speed Demons · Andrew J. Wilson · ss Fear! Mar ’90
    • 35 · The Grief Condition · Conrad Hill · ss Short Sharp Shocks, ed. Julian Lloyd Webber, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990
    • 50 · Firebird · J. L. Comeau · nv The Women Who Walk Through Fire, ed. Susanna J. Sturgis, The Crossing Press: Freedom, CA, 1990
    • 84 · Life Sentences · Nina Kiriki Hoffman · ss Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine Issue 6, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1990
    • 92 · Trophies · Rick McMahan · ss Amazing Experiences Dec ’90
    • 104 · Lord of the Creepies · Sean Brodrick · ss After Hours Spr ’90
    • 115 · Mongrel · Steve Vernon · ss Cemetery Dance Spr ’90
    • 121 · The Man Who Collected Barker [Sally Rhodes] · Kim Newman · ss Fantasy Tales, v.11 #4, ed. Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton, Robinson, 1990
    • 132 · Hide and Seek · D. F. Lewis · ss Overspace #9 ’90
    • 137 · Walking After Midnight · C. S. Fuqua · ss Figment #5 ’90
    • 147 · The Hermit · Joey Froehlich · ss The Edge Sum ’90
    • 153 · The Soldier · Roger Johnson · ss Mystery for Christmas, ed. Richard Dalby, O’Mara, 1990
    • 172 · Books of Blurbs, Vol. I [from the column “Forbidden Texts”] · Mike Newland · vi Deathrealm #13 ’90
    • 174 · You’re a Sick Man, Mr. Antwhistle · Robert Hood · ss Mattoid #36 ’90
    • 181 · Elfin Pipes of Northworld · David Drake · ss The New York Review of Science Fiction Dec ’90
    • 186 · A Bar Called Charley’s · Charles Ardai · ss AHMM Nov ’90
    • 204 · Great Expectations · Kim Antieau · ss Cemetery Dance Sum ’90
    • 211 · Custer at the Wheel · James B. Hemesath · ss The Redneck Review of Literature Fll ’90
    • 223 · Identity Crisis · Patrick McLeod · nv The Crescent Review Spr ’90
    • 245 · Negatives · Nicholas Royle · ss Interzone #35 ’90
    • 260 · A Candle in the Sun · David Niall · nv Starshore Win ’90
    • 288 · The Worst Fog of the Year · Ramsey Campbell · ss Dark Horizons #31 ’90
    • 297 · I’ll Give You Half-Scared · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Deathrealm Spr ’90; as “I’ll Give You Half-Scairt”
    • 309 · Different Kinds of Dead · Ed Gorman · ss Ghosts of the Heartland, ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Rutledge Hill Press, 1990
    • 317 · Full Throttle · Philip Nutman · nv Splatterpunks: Extreme Horror, ed. Paul M. Sammon, St. Martin’s, 1990
20. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XX, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1992.
The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XX ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-526-4, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $5.50, 349pp, pb, cover by Jim Warren) Best-of-the-year horror anthology of 22 stories, with an introduction by the editor on the state of the horror field.
  • 15 · Introduction: Garage Band Fiction · Karl Edward Wagner · in
  • 19 · Ma Qui · Alan Brennert · ss F&SF Feb ’91
  • 42 · The Same in Any Language · Ramsey Campbell · ss Weird Tales Sum ’91
  • 58 · Call Home · Dennis Etchison · ss Psycho-Paths, ed. Robert Bloch, Tor, 1991
  • 68 · A Scent of Roses · Jeffrey Goddin · ss Dark Infinity Spr ’91
  • 84 · Root Cellar · Nancy Kilpatrick · ss The Vampire’s Crypt #4 ’91
  • 91 · An Eye for an Eye · Michael A. Arnzen · ss Outlaw Bikers’ Tattoo Revue #16 ’91
  • 99 · The Picnickers · Brian Lumley · nv Final Shadows, ed. Charles L. Grant, Doubleday Foundation, 1991
  • 124 · With the Wound Still Wet · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Cemetery Dance Sum ’91
  • 130 · My Giddy Aunt · D. F. Lewis · ss Chills #5 ’91
  • 136 · The Lodestone · Sheila Hodgson · nv Ghosts & Scholars #13 ’91; adapted by the author from her play of the same title,; broadcast on BBC Radio 4, on April 19th 1989.
  • 161 · Baseball Memories · Edo van Belkom · ss Aethlon Fll ’91
  • 174 · The Bacchae · Elizabeth Hand · ss Interzone Jul ’91
  • 193 · Common Land · Joel Lane · ss Darklands, ed. Nicholas Royle, Edgerton Press, 1991
  • 208 · An Invasion of Angels · Nina Kiriki Hoffman · ss Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine Issue 10, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1991
  • 224 · The Sharps and Flats Guarantee · C. S. Fuqua · ss Atopos #1 ’91
  • 232 · Medusa’s Child · Kim Antieau · ss Final Shadows, ed. Charles L. Grant, Doubleday Foundation, 1991
  • 245 · Wall of Masks · t. Winter-Damon · ss Grue #12 ’91
  • 264 · Moving Out · Nicholas Royle · ss Skeleton Crew Jan ’91
  • 271 · Better Ways in a Wet Alley · Barb Hendee · ss Not One of Us Jan ’91
  • 283 · Close to the Earth · Gregory Nicoll · ss Cold Shocks, ed. Tim Sullivan, Avon, 1991
  • 298 · Churches of Desire · Philip Nutman · nv Borderlands 2, ed. Thomas F. Monteleone, Borderlands Press, 1991
  • 323 · Carven of Onyx · Ron Weighell · nv Tales of Witchcraft, ed. Richard Dalby, O’Mara, 1991
21. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XXI, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1993.
  • The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XXI ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-572-8, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $5.50, 352pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) Best-of-the-year anthology of 26 horror stories, with an introduction by the editor on the state of the horror field.
    • 15 · Coming of Age · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 18 · The Limits of Fantasy · Ramsey Campbell · ss Gauntlet #3 ’92
    • 36 · China Rose · Ron Weighell · ss Vampire Stories, ed. Richard Dalby, Michael O’Mara, 1992
    • 58 · The Outsider · Rick Kennett · ss Ghosts & Scholars #14 ’92
    • 86 · Briar Rose · Kim Antieau · ss MetaHorror, ed. Dennis Etchison, Dell Abyss, 1992
    • 99 · Mom School · Rand Soellner · ss Gathering Darkness Nov ’92
    • 106 · The Hyacinth Girl · Mary Ann Mitchell · ss Just a Moment Sum ’92
    • 115 · Mind Games · Adam Meyer · ss Doppelgänger Feb ’92
    • 121 · Mama’s Boy · C. S. Fuqua · ss Cemetery Dance Spr ’92
    • 127 · The Shabbie People · Jeffrey Osier · ss Souls in Pawn, ed. George Hatch, Horror’s Head Press, 1992
    • 149 · The Ugly File · Ed Gorman · ss The Prisoners and Other Stories, CD Publications, 1992
    • 158 · Eyes Like a Ghost’s · Simon Clark · ss Darklands 2, ed. Nicholas Royle, Edgerton Press, 1992
    • 172 · Fallen Idol · Lillian Csernica · ss After Hours Win ’92
    • 187 · And Some Are Missing · Joel Lane · ss The Sun Rises Red, ed. Chris Kenworthy, Barrington, 1992
    • 196 · Welsh Pepper · D. F. Lewis · ss Vandeloecht’s Fiction Magazine Spr ’92
    • 202 · Tracks · Nicholas Royle · ss Interzone Jan ’92
    • 214 · Largesse · Mark McLaughlin · ss The Bone Marrow Review #3 ’92
    • 225 · City in the Torrid Waste · t. Winter-Damon · ss Bizarre Sex & Other Crimes of Passion #1, ed. Stan Tal, Tal Publications ’92
    • 235 · Haunting Me Softly · H. Andrew Lynch · ss Grue #14 ’92
    • 241 · Spring Ahead, Fall Back · Michael A. Arnzen · ss Palace Corbie v1 #2 ’92
    • 254 · Apotheosis · Carrie Richerson · ss Souls in Pawn, ed. George Hatch, Horror’s Head Press, 1992
    • 262 · Defining the Commonplace Sliver · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Expressions of Dread #2 ’92
    • 267 · Feeding the Masses · Yvonne Navarro · ss Eldritch Tales #27 ’92
    • 274 · Sanctuary · Jeffrey Osier · ss The Silver Web Spr/Sum ’92
    • 295 · The Devil’s Advocate · Andrew C. Ferguson · ss Dementia 13 #7 ’92
    • 309 · Week Woman · Kim Newman · ss Dark Voices 4, ed. David Sutton & Stephen Jones, London: Pan, 1992
    • 323 · A Father’s Gift · W. M. Shockley · nv IASFM Apr ’92
22. The Year’s Best Horror Stories XXII, editor Karl Edward Wagner, 1994.
  • The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XXII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-645-7, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $5.99, 351pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) Best-of-the-year anthology of 31 horror stories, with an introducton by the editor.
    • 15 · But Is It Horrific? · Karl Edward Wagner · in
    • 18 · The Ripper’s Tune · Gregory Nicoll · ss Kinesis Mar ’93
    • 34 · One Size Eats All · T. E. D. Klein · ss Outside Kids Sum ’93
    • 40 · Resurrection · Adam Meyer · ss Visions Fll ’91
    • 47 · I Live to Wash Her · Joey Froehlich · vi Space & Time #81 ’93
    • 51 · A Little-Known Side of Elvis [“The Dog Park”] · Dennis Etchison · ss Dark Voices 5, ed. David Sutton & Stephen Jones, London: Pan, 1993
    • 64 · Perfect Days · Chet Williamson · ss After the Darkness, ed. Stanley Wiater, Baltimore, MD: Maclay & Associates, 1993
    • 78 · See How They Run [“For You to Judge”] · Ramsey Campbell · nv Monsters in Our Midst, ed. Robert Bloch, Tor, 1993
    • 97 · Shots Downed, Officer Fired · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Vicious Circle Fll ’93
    • 106 · David · Sean Doolittle · ss Deathrealm Fll ’93
    • 116 · Portrait of a Pulp Writer · F. A. McMahan · ss ComputorEdge Apr 16 ’93
    • 121 · Fish Harbor · Paul Pinn · ss Xenos Feb ’93
    • 136 · Ridi Bobo · Robert Devereaux · ss Weird Tales Spr ’93
    • 146 · Adroitly Wrapped · Mark McLaughlin · ss Gaslight Aug ’93
    • 153 · Thicker Than Water · Joel Lane · ss Panurge #18 ’93
    • 167 · Memento Mori · Scott Thomas · ss Haunts #25 ’93
    • 176 · The Blitz Spirit · Kim Newman · ss The Time Out Book of London Short Stories, ed. Maria Lexton, Penguin, 1993
    • 188 · Companions · Del Stone, Jr. · ss Crossroads Apr ’93
    • 194 · Masquerade · Lillian Csernica · ss Midnight Zoo v3 #6 ’93
    • 200 · The Price of the Flames · Deidra Cox · ss Deathrealm Win ’93
    • 206 · The Bone Garden · Conrad Williams · ss Northern Stories 4, 1993
    • 213 · Ice Cream and Tombstones · Nina Kiriki Hoffman · ss Figment #14 ’93
    • 217 · Salt Snake · Simon Clark · ss Peeping Tom #12 ’93
    • 227 · Lady’s Portrait, Executed in Archaic Colors · Charles M. Saplak · nv L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume IX, ed. Dave Wolverton, Bridge, 1993
    • 250 · Lost Alleys · Jeffrey Thomas · ss The End #1 ’93
    • 254 · Salustrade · D. F. Lewis · ss Alternaties #13 ’93
    • 270 · The Power of One · Nancy Kilpatrick · ss Sinistre, ed. George Hatch, Horror’s Head Press, 1993
    • 278 · The Lions in the Desert · David Langford · ss Weerde: Book 2, ed. Mary Gentle & Roz Kaveney, Roc UK, 1993
    • 288 · Turning Thirty · Lisa Tuttle · ss The Time Out Book of London Short Stories, ed. Maria Lexton, Penguin, 1993
    • 297 · Bloodletting · Kim Antieau · ss Carnage Hall #4 ’93
    • 302 · Flying into Naples · Nicholas Royle · ss Interzone Nov ’93
    • 318 · Under the Crust · Terry Lamsley · nv Under the Crust, Wendigo, 1993
Later omnibus reprints in hardcover, an incomplete series:

Horrorstory Volume 5 ed. Karl Edward Wagner (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-078-9, Nov ’89 [Dec ’89], $40.00, 704pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) Omnibus edition of DAW’s The Year’s Best Horror Stories #13The Years’s Best Horror Stories #14, and The Year’s Best Horror Stories #15 anthologies. Contains 55 stories, with the original introductions by Wagner. A special leatherbound edition (-077-0, $150.00) was announced but not seen.
  • · The Year’s Best Horror Stories #13 · an New York: DAW Oct ’85
  • 3 · Introduction: 13 Is a Lucky Number · Karl Edward Wagner · in
  • 5 · Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut · Stephen King · nv Redbook May ’84
  • 29 · Are You Afraid of the Dark? · Charles L. Grant · ss Fantasycon IX Programme Booklet, Fantasycon IX, 1984
  • 45 · Catch Your Death · John Gordon · ss Catch Your Death and Other Ghost Stories, Patrick Hardy Books, 1984
  • 57 · Dinner Party · Gardner R. Dozois · ss Light Years and Dark, ed. Michael Bishop, Berkley, 1984
  • 71 · Tiger in the Snow · Daniel Wynn Barber · ss The Horror Show Fll ’84
  • 77 · Watch the Birdie · Ramsey Campbell · ss Watch the Birdie, Ramsey Campbell, Haunted Library, 1984
  • 83 · Coming Soon to a Theater Near You [as by Oliver Lowenbruck] · David J. Schow · ss Twilight Zone Mar/Apr ’84
  • 101 · Hands with Long Fingers · Leslie Halliwell · ss The Ghost of Sherlock Holmes, Granada, 1984
  • 111 · Weird Tales · Fred Chappell · ss The Texas Review Spr ’84
  • 123 · The Wardrobe · Jovan Panich · ss Potboiler Win ’83
  • 137 · Angst for the Memories · Vincent McHardy · ss Moonscape Spr ’84
  • 145 · The Thing in the Bedroom · David Langford · ss Knave (UK) Nov ’84
  • 155 · Borderland · John Brizzolara · ss Twilight Zone Nov/Dec ’84
  • 165 · The Scarecrow · Roger Johnson · ss Ghosts & Scholars #6 ’84
  • 177 · The End of the World · James B. Hemesath · ss WIND/Literary Journal v14 #51 ’84
  • 189 · Never Grow Up · John Gordon · ss Catch Your Death and Other Ghost Stories, Patrick Hardy Books, 1984
  • 197 · Deadlights · Charles Wagner · ss Twisted Tales #9 ’84
  • 205 · Talking in the Dark · Dennis Etchison · ss Shadows #7, ed. Charles L. Grant, Doubleday, 1984
  • 221 · The Year’s Best Horror Stories #14 · an New York: DAW Oct ’86
  • 223 · Introduction: Nurturing Nightmares · Karl Edward Wagner · in
  • 225 · Penny Daye · Charles L. Grant · ss Fantasycon X Programme Booklet, ed. Stephen Jones & Jo Fletcher, Fantasycon X, 1985
  • 235 · Dwindling · David B. Silva · ss Spectrum Stories #1, Wonder Press ’85
  • 245 · Dead Men’s Fingers · Phillip C. Heath · nv Borderland #2 ’85
  • 265 · Dead Week · Leonard P. Carpenter · ss Dark Lessons, ed. Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini, Macmillan, 1985
  • 275 · The Sneering · Ramsey Campbell · ss Fantasy Tales #14 ’85
  • 289 · Bunny Didn’t Tell Us · David J. Schow · ss Night Cry Win ’85
  • 299 · Pinewood · Tanith Lee · ss Whispers Dec ’84
  • 305 · The Night People · J. Michael Reaves · ss Twilight Zone Oct ’85
  • 317 · Ceremony · William F. Nolan · nv Midnight, ed. Charles L. Grant, Tor, 1985
  • 333 · The Woman in Black · Dennis Etchison · ss Whispers Dec ’84
  • 347 · ...Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea... · Simon Clark · ss Back Brain Recluse #4 ’85
  • 353 · Mother’s Day · Stephen F. Wilcox · ss Twilight Zone Jul/Aug ’85
  • 361 · Lava Tears · Vincent McHardy · ss Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1985
  • 371 · Rapid Transit [Dennis Cassady] · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Grue #1 ’85
  • 385 · The Weight of Zero · John Alfred Taylor · ss Twilight Zone Jan/Feb ’85
  • 397 · John’s Return to Liverpool · Christopher Burns · ss Interzone #10 ’84
  • 407 · In Late December, Before the Storm · Paul M. Sammon · ss Twilight Zone Jan/Feb ’85
  • 419 · Red Christmas [“Red Xmas”, as by David Almandine] · David S. Garnett · ss Mayfair Dec ’85
  • 427 · Too Far Behind Gradina · Steve Sneyd · na SF Spectrum, 1985
  • 473 · The Year’s Best Horror Stories #15 · an New York: DAW Oct ’87
  • 475 · Introduction: What’s in a Name? · Karl Edward Wagner · in
  • 477 · The Yougoslaves · Robert Bloch · nv Night Cry Spr ’86
  • 497 · Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man’s Back · Joe R. Lansdale · nv Nukes, ed. John Maclay, Maclay, 1986
  • 513 · Apples · Ramsey Campbell · ss Halloween Horrors, ed. Alan Ryan, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986
  • 521 · Dead White Women · William F. Wu · ss Eldritch Tales #12 ’86
  • 537 · Crystal · Charles L. Grant · ss F&SF Aug ’86
  • 551 · Retirement [“Even Death Gets Tired”] · Ron Leming · ss Outlaw Biker Mar ’86
  • 559 · The Man Who Did Tricks with Glass · Ron Wolfe · ss Stardate Mar/Apr ’86
  • 567 · Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage · John Alfred Taylor · ss The Chill Winds of October, Laurel Arts Foundation, 1986
  • 571 · The Olympic Runner · Dennis Etchison · nv Fantasy Tales #16 ’86
  • 589 · Take the “A” Train [Dennis Cassady] · Wayne Allen Sallee · ss Not One of Us Oct ’86
  • 599 · The Foggy, Foggy Dew · Joel Lane · ss Foggy, Foggy Dew, Joel Lane, 1986
  • 611 · The Godmother · Tina Rath · ss Ghosts & Scholars #8 ’86
  • 621 · “Pale, Trembling Youth” · W. H. Pugmire & Jessica Amanda Salmonson · ss Cutting Edge, ed. Dennis Etchison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986
  • 627 · Red Light · David J. Schow · nv Twilight Zone Dec ’86
  • 645 · In the Hour Before Dawn · Brad Strickland · ss F&SF Aug ’86
  • 651 · Necros · Brian Lumley · ss The Second Book of After Midnight Stories, ed. Amy Myers, London: Kimber, 1986
  • 667 · Tattoos · Jack M. Dann · nv Omni Nov ’86
  • 687 · Acquiring a Family · R. Chetwynd-Hayes · nv Tales from the Shadows, Kimber, 1986
 Horrorstory: Volume 4 ed. Karl Edward Wagner (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-094-0, Oct ’90, $39.95, 641pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) Omnibus collection of 51 horror stories, comprising the contents of The Year’s Best Horror Stories X (DAW 1982), The Year’s Best Horror Stories XI (DAW 1983), and The Year’s Best Horror Stories XII (DAW 1984). A signed edition (-095-9) was announced but not seen.
  • · The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series X · an New York: DAW, 1982
  • 5 · Introduction: A Decade of Fear · Karl Edward Wagner · in
  • 11 · Through the Walls · Ramsey Campbell · nv British Fantasy Society Booklet #5 ’81
  • 33 · Touring · Gardner R. DozoisJack M. Dann & Michael Swanwick · nv Penthouse Apr ’81
  • 51 · Every Time You Say I Love You · Charles L. Grant · ss F&SF May ’81
  • 59 · Wyntours [Father O’Connor] · David G. Rowlands · ss Eye Hath Not Seen, Pardoe, 1980
  • 69 · The Dark Country [Jack Martin] · Dennis Etchison · ss Fantasy Tales #8 ’81
  • 89 · Homecoming · Howard Goldsmith · ss Chillers Jul ’81
  • 101 · Old Hobby Horse · A. F. Kidd · ss Ghosts & Scholars #3 ’81
  • 109 · Firstborn · David Campton · ss Whispers III, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981
  • 123 · Luna · G. W. Perriwils · ss Twilight Zone Jul ’81
  • 131 · Mind · Les Freeman · ss New Tales of Terror, ed. Hugh Lamb, Magnum, 1980
  • 143 · Competition · David Clayton Carrad · ss Running Times Jun ’81
  • 161 · Egnaro · M. John Harrison · nv Winter’s Tales #27 ’81
  • 181 · On 202 · Jeff Hecht · ss Twilight Zone Dec ’81
  • 191 · The Trick [“Trick or Treat”] · Ramsey Campbell · nv Weird Tales #2, ed. Lin Carter, DAW, 1981
  • 207 · Broken Glass · Harlan Ellison · ss Broken Glass, Harlan Ellison, Avenue Victor Hugo Bookstore: Boston, 1981; Gallery Jun ’81
  • · The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series XI · an New York: DAW, 1983
  • 221 · Introduction: One from the Vault · Karl Edward Wagner · in
  • 227 · The Grab · Richard Laymon · ss Gallery Jan ’82
  • 235 · The Show Goes On · Ramsey Campbell · ss Dark Companions, Macmillan, 1982
  • 247 · The House at Evening · Frances Garfield · ss Whispers Mar ’82
  • 255 · I Hae Dream’d a Dreary Dream · John Alfred Taylor · ss The Argonaut #8 ’81
  • 265 · Deathtracks · Dennis Etchison · ss Death, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Playboy, 1982
  • 275 · ‘Come, Follow!’ · Sheila Hodgson · ss Ghosts & Scholars #4 ’82
  • 293 · The Smell of Cherries · Jeffrey Goddin · ss Twilight Zone Nov ’82
  • 307 · A Posthumous Bequest · David Campton · ss Whispers Aug ’82
  • 319 · Slippage · Michael P. Kube-McDowell · nv Twilight Zone Aug ’82
  • 337 · The Executor [Father O’Connor] · David G. Rowlands · ss Ghosts & Scholars #4 ’82
  • 353 · Mrs. Halfbooger’s Basement · Lawrence C. Connolly · ss Twilight Zone Jun ’82
  • 365 · Rouse Him Not [John Thunstone] · Manly Wade Wellman · ss Kadath Jul ’82
  • 377 · Spare the Child · Thomas F. Monteleone · ss F&SF Jan ’82
  • 391 · The New Rays · M. John Harrison · ss Interzone #1 ’82
  • 403 · Cruising · Donald Tyson · ss Twilight Zone Sep ’82
  • 407 · The Depths · Ramsey Campbell · nv Dark Companions, Macmillan, 1982
  • 427 · Pumpkin Head · Al Sarrantonio · ss Terrors, ed. Charles L. Grant, Playboy, 1982
  • · The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series XII · an New York: DAW, 1984
  • 441 · Introduction: Of Fads and Frights · Karl Edward Wagner · in
  • 447 · Uncle Otto’s Truck · Stephen King · ss Yankee Oct ’83
  • 463 · 3.47 AM · David Langford · ss The Gruesome Book, ed. Ramsey Campbell, Piccolo, 1983
  • 473 · Mistral · Jon Wynne-Tyson · ss Twilight Zone Jul/Aug ’83
  • 485 · Out of Africa · David Drake · ss From the Heart of Darkness, Tor, 1983
  • 491 · The Wall-Painting · Roger Johnson · ss Saints and Relics, ed. Rosemary Pardoe, Runcorn, Cheshire: Haunted Library, 1983
  • 505 · Keepsake · Vincent McHardy · ss Quarry Spr ’83
  • 513 · Echoes · Lawrence C. Connolly · vi Twilight Zone Jan/Feb ’83
  • 517 · After-Images · Malcolm Edwards · ss Interzone #4 ’83
  • 529 · The Ventriloquist’s Daughter · Juleen Brantingham · ss Whispers Oct ’83
  • 537 · Come to the Party · Frances Garfield · ss Whispers IV, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1983
  • 545 · The Chair · Dennis Etchison · nv The Dodd, Mead Gallery of Horror, ed. Charles L. Grant, Dodd Mead, 1983
  • 563 · Names · Jane Yolen · ss Tales of Wonder, Schocken, 1983
  • 568 · The Attic · Billy Wolfenbarger · ss Dark Horizons #26 ’83
  • 575 · Just Waiting · Ramsey Campbell · ss Twilight Zone Nov/Dec ’83
  • 585 · One for the Horrors · David J. Schow · ss Whispers Oct ’83
  • 595 · Elle Est Trois, (La Mort) · Tanith Lee · nv Whispers IV, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1983
  • 615 · Spring-Fingered Jack · Susan Casper · ss Fears, ed. Charles L. Grant, Berkley, 1983
  • 619 · The Flash! Kid · Scott Bradfield · ss Interzone #5 ’83
  • 631 · The Man with Legs · Al Sarrantonio · ss Shadows #6, ed. Charles L. Grant, Doubleday, 1983
Horrorstory Volume Three ed. Karl Edward Wagner  and Gerald W. Page (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-107-6, Jan ’92, $39.95, 541pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) Omnibus of three “year’s best” anthologies, The Year’s Best Horror Stories: VII (DAW 1979) edited by Gerald W. Page, The Year’s Best Horror Stories: VIII (DAW 1980), and The Year’s Best Horror Stories: IX (DAW 1981) edited by Karl Edward Wagner. A signed edition (-108-4, $150.00) is scheduled to appear in March. Available from Underwood-Miller, 7708 Westover Dr., Lancaster PA 17601.
  • · The Year’s Best Horror Stories Series VII · ed. Gerald W. Page · an New York: DAW Jul ’79
  • 1 · Introduction · Gerald W. Page · in The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series VII, ed. Gerald W. Page, DAW, 1979
  • 3 · The Pitch · Dennis Etchison · ss Whispers Oct ’78
  • 11 · The Night of the Tiger · Stephen King · ss F&SF Feb ’78
  • 23 · Amma · Charles R. Saunders · ss Beyond the Fields We Know Fll ’78
  • 39 · Chastel [Lee CobbettJudge Keith Hilary Pursuivant] · Manly Wade Wellman · nv The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series VII, ed. Gerald W. Page, DAW, 1979
  • 59 · Sleeping Tiger · Tanith Lee · ss Dragonbane Spr ’78
  • 67 · Intimately, with Rain · Janet Fox · ss Collage Nov ’78
  • 73 · The Secret · Jack Vance · ss Impulse Mar ’66
  • 81 · Hear Me Now, My Sweet Abbey Rose · Charles L. Grant · ss F&SF Mar ’78
  • 95 · Divers Hands [Julian] · Darrell Schweitzer · nv The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series VII, ed. Gerald W. Page, DAW, 1979
  • 117 · Heading Home · Ramsey Campbell · ss Whispers Oct ’78
  • 121 · In the Arcade · Lisa Tuttle · ss Amazing May ’78
  • 129 · Nemesis Place [Dama (& Vettius)] · David Drake · ss Fantastic Apr ’78
  • 141 · Collaborating · Michael Bishop · ss Rooms of Paradise, ed. Lee Harding, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia: Quartet Books, 1978
  • 157 · Marriage · Robert Aickman · nv Tales of Love and Death, Gollancz, 1977; F&SF Apr ’78
  • 183 · The Year’s Best Horror Stories Series VIII · an New York: DAW Jul ’80
  • 185 · Introduction: Access to Horror · Karl Edward Wagner · in The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series VIII, ed. Karl Edward Wagner, DAW, 1980
  • 189 · The Dead Line · Dennis Etchison · ss Whispers Oct ’79
  • 199 · To Wake the Dead · Ramsey Campbell · ss Dark Horizons #20 ’79
  • 209 · In the Fourth Year of the War · Harlan Ellison · ss Midnight Sun #5 ’79
  • 219 · From the Lower Deep · Hugh B. Cave · ss Whispers II, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979
  • 231 · The Baby-Sitter · Davis Grubb · ss The Siege of 318, Back Fork Books, 1978
  • 245 · The Well at the Half-Cat · John Tibbetts · ss Eldritch Tales #5 ’79
  • 263 · My Beautiful Darkling · Eddy C. Bertin · ss Mijn Mooie Duisterlinge, 1979
  • 277 · A Serious Call · George Hay · ss Ghosts & Scholars #1 ’79
  • 283 · Sheets · Alan Ryan · ss Chrysalis 5, ed. Roy Torgeson, Zebra, 1979
  • 293 · Billy Wolfe’s Riding Spirit · Kevin A. Lyons · ss Easyriders Sep ’79
  • 299 · Lex Talionis · Russell Kirk · nv Whispers II, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979
  • 317 · Entombed · Robert Keefe · ss Gothic Jun ’79
  • 327 · A Fly One · Steve Sneyd · ss Whispers Oct ’79
  • 333 · Needle Song · Charles L. Grant · ss Midnight Sun #5 ’79
  • 343 · All the Birds Come Home to Roost · Harlan Ellison · ss Playboy Mar ’79
  • 355 · The Devil Behind You · Richard A. Moore · ss EQMM May ’79
  • 363 · The Year’s Best Horror Stories Series IX · an New York: DAW Aug ’81
  • 365 · Introduction: The Year of the Anthology and Beyond · Karl Edward Wagner · in The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series IX, ed. Karl Edward Wagner, DAW, 1981
  • 369 · The Monkey · Stephen King · nv Gallery Nov ’80
  • 401 · The Gap · Ramsey Campbell · ss Fantasy Readers Guide #2 ’80
  • 411 · The Cats of Pere LaChaise [“I’ll Tell Her You’ll Be Late for Dinner”] · Neil Olonoff · ss A Touch of Paris Jun ’80
  • 419 · The Propert Bequest · Basil A. Smith · nv The Scallion Stone, Whispers Press, 1980
  • 457 · On Call · Dennis Etchison · ss Fantasy Newsletter Mar ’80
  • 465 · The Catacomb · Peter Shilston · ss More Ghosts & Scholars, 1980
  • 475 · Black Man with a Horn · T. E. D. Klein · nv New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Arkham, 1980
  • 509 · The King · William Relling, Jr. · ss Cavalier Feb ’80
  • 517 · Footsteps · Harlan Ellison · ss Gallery Dec ’80
  • 529 · Without Rhyme or Reason · Peter Valentine Timlett · ss New Terrors #1, ed. Ramsey Campbell, London: Pan, 1980

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