The Year s Best Dark Fantasy Horror Edition This incomparable annual compilation of the best short fiction and novellas features an unmatched variety of the quietly weird the merely eerie high fantasy modern Lovecraftian horror nightmarish

  • Title: The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2011 Edition
  • Author: Paula Guran M.L.N. Hanover Simon R. Green Neil Gaiman Steve Duffy Holly Black Steve Berman Laird Barron
  • ISBN: 9781607012818
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • This incomparable annual compilation of the best short fiction and novellas features an unmatched variety of the quietly weird, the merely eerie, high fantasy, modern Lovecraftian horror, nightmarish near future scenarios, the darkly humorous, the supernatural, and the monstrously mundane from the brightest new talent, legendary authors like Joe R Lansdale, Tanith Lee, anThis incomparable annual compilation of the best short fiction and novellas features an unmatched variety of the quietly weird, the merely eerie, high fantasy, modern Lovecraftian horror, nightmarish near future scenarios, the darkly humorous, the supernatural, and the monstrously mundane from the brightest new talent, legendary authors like Joe R Lansdale, Tanith Lee, and Gene Wolfe, and bestsellers such as Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, and Sarah Langan Includes a 36,000 word novella by George R.R Martin set in his A Song of Fire and Ice universe.Contents How Bria Died 2009 shortstory by Michael AronovitzOaks Park 2010 shortfiction by M K HobsonHurt Me 2010 shortfiction by Daniel Abraham as by M L N Hanover He Said, Laughing 2010 shortstory by Simon R GreenThe Thing About Cassandra 2010 shortfiction by Neil GaimanTragic Life Stories 2010 shortfiction by Steve DuffyThe Dog King 2010 shortstory by Holly BlackThimbleriggery and Fledglings 2010 shortfiction by Steve BermanThe Broadsword 2010 novella by Laird BarronFrumpy Little Beat Girl shortfiction by Peter AtkinsCrawlspace 2010 shortfiction by Stephen Graham JonesAs Red as Red 2010 shortfiction by Caitl n R KiernanMother Urban s Booke of Dayes 2010 shortstory by Jay LakeA Thousand Flowers 2010 novelette by Margo LanaganAre You Trying To Tell Me This Is Heaven 2010 shortstory by Sarah LanganThe Stars Are Falling 2010 novelette by Joe R LansdaleSea Warg 2010 shortfiction by Tanith LeeThe Mystery Knight A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms Dunk and Egg 3 2010 novella by George R R MartinThe Naturalist 2010 shortfiction by Maureen F McHugh as by Maureen McHugh Raise Your Hand If You re Dead 2010 shortstory by John ShirleyLesser Demons 2010 novelette by Norman PartridgeParallel Lines 2010 shortstory by Tim PowersThe Moon Will Look Strange 2010 shortstory by Lynda E RuckerYou Dream 2010 shortstory by Ekaterina SediaRed Blues 2010 shortfiction by Michael SkeetBrisneyland by Night 2010 shortstory by Angela SlatterMalleus, Incus, Stapes 2010 shortfiction by Sarah TottonThe Return 2010 shortfiction by S D TullisThe Dire Wolf 2010 shortfiction by Genevieve ValentineThe Things 2010 shortstory by Peter WattsBloodsport 2010 shortfiction by Gene Wolfe

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    1. Overall a good book with interesting stories. I am a sucker for horror collections. The stories were at their best when they subverted traditional tropes. The more standard zombie/werewolf stories were uninteresting.The highlight of the collection is definitely MLN Hanover's "Hurt Me", which features just an amazing protagonist and incredibly vivid writing. I'll definitely check out more of his work.And of course George R. R. Martin has the longest story by far, but it's serviceable, if probably [...]

    2. Dark fantasy, so this isn't really my genre. Since I picked it up to get an overview of what this rather nebulous genre is about, I can't say whether this is representative or not, or good for that matter.It covered quite a bit of ground, but few stories stood out to me, and I don't think that says much for the genre as a whole. Again, I don't know whether that's just because I don't know much about the genre and what it's compared to: but if I couldn't find much, is that really a good thing?May [...]

    3. Eh. There were a couple of stories in here that I liked, but overall they were disappointing/boring and I gave up reading several of them. The ones that I liked were "Lesser Demons," "Raise Your Hand If You're Dead," "Red as Red" (Caitlin Kiernan's prose is so memorable), "The Broadsword," and "The Dog King." I was irritated to discover that three of the stories in here were reprints from other anthologies that I had already read, which were Neil Gaiman's story, "Hurt Me," and "The Stars Are Fal [...]

    4. There are some good short stories in this collection especially Laird Barron’s “The Broadsword, Lynda E. Rucker’s “The Moon Will Look Strange.” Stephen Graham Jones's "Crawlspace" and "The Things" by Peter Watts was interesting, especially since it's based on John Carpenter's The Thing. The rest were okay but that's what you get with a compilation but at least I'm more curious what have these writers been upto for the past few years.

    5. God, I love Christmas, because I usually get a load of new books. Most of them are ones I have asked for, but occasionally my wife surprises me, and this year's surprise was this hefty tome, which is I believe in its second year and appears to finally gives us a viable replacement for the venerable DAW "Year's Best Horror" series that sadly left us in 1994 when editor and author Karl Edward Wagner tragically passed away.Guran's choices are certainly worthy, though as a whole I found the collecti [...]

    6. This is an unusually good entry in this venerable series, and happily new editor Paula Guran has given up the awkward trick she had in the 2010 edition of trying to ask open ended pseudo-analytical questions which frankly made her sound like a cut-rate Rod Serling at the end of a really bad Twilight Zone. Instead, she lets the tales talk for themselves, and this is an unusually excellent crop. There's a little something for everyone here frmo the Urban Paranormal Romance reader in your life who [...]

    7. Evidently Paula Guran's taste in stories and mine do not intersect, or intersect only rarely.I tried to read the 2010 edition of this anthology and gave up after none of the first nine stories interested me.This time, I made it two-thirds of the way through the book, but most of the stories did not appeal to me at all.I did like the stories by Norman Partridge, Maureen McHugh, Jay Lake and M. K. Hobson."Tragic Life Stories" by Steve Duffy was outstanding, both funny and terrifying. It is a terri [...]

    8. 3 reprints from other anthologies, Neil Gaiman's enjoyable but slight "The Thing About Cassandra" story being one of them. A long ass Dunk and Egg Novella by George RR Martin called "The Mystery Knight: A Tale of The Seven Kingdoms". The stories I like best were "The Naturalist" by Maureen McHugh"The Broadsword" by Laird Barron, "How Bria Died" by Mike Aranovitz and "The Dire Wolf" by Genevieve Valentine.Unfortunately this collection was the type of anthology that gives short story compilations [...]

    9. There are a few gems throughout this anthology, such as the stories by M.L.N Hanover and Tim Powers, among others, but I thought the 2012 edition was better. Still, there's not a bad story in here, though there are a few that fall between "not bad" and "good". The George R.R. Martin novella at the end seems out of place: it's not particularly dark, and the fantasy elements are tangential to the main story.There is enough here to get your money's worth, but I would recommend the 2012 edition.

    10. Excellent. A great bunch of short dark fantasy/horror stories, with very few weak ones. There were two written in second person which I found annoying, but the rest were solid & well told. Last story by GRR Martin was longer & not as dark as the rest, but also a clear stand out.I will seek out other collections with the same editor.

    11. There are enough excellent stories in this anthology to warrant five stars. In particular, Laird Barron's "The Broadsword" and Michael Aronovitz's "How Bria Died" are excellent reads, and masterfully crafted. There are a couple clunkers, but that's to be expected. The major problem with this work is the huge amount of editing errors. Typos and grammatical snafus abound.

    12. As with any anthology there's going to be some good stories and some not so good stories. All of them were decent, I just liked some better than others (looking at you Neil Gaimen and Holly Black), but over all, 4.5 stars. I'd read it again and reccomend it to people that like the darker side of things.

    13. My problem with this book was the number of zombie stories. I was really tired of zombies by the time I finished it. Because of this collection, I don't even want to watch the next season of _The Walking Dead_-a television show I used to like.

    14. This is a great collection of short stories, and I'll admit, I bought it mostly just because I saw George R. R. Martin, Holly Black and Neil Gaiman had stories in it. Holly Black's short story was one of my favorites. Recommended!

    15. Not a great collection, especially in view of its length [that is, I was disappointed to read so much and find that the hit/miss ratio remained low for me no matter how many chances I gave it]. A+: Watts. A: Martin. B+: Tullis, Aronovitz. B: Partridge, Lansdale, Hanover.

    16. I own this one and I loved most of the stories. Anything new and different is enticing indeed. I believe you will not be disappointed when you finish this book, maybe just a satisfied a

    17. Apparently I'm not that fond of Dark Fantasy and Horror. If you do like this genre, then definitely read this collection.

    18. Raamatus kokku kolmkümmend lugu, neist nauditavad alla kümne, väga häid kaks. Paras pettumus :(

    19. I really enjoyed this short story collection a lot. I've read books by many of the authors and enjoyed reading more of their work.

    20. Great stories. Nice variety of genres- fantasy, horror, scifi- except got last story by r.r. Martin. It was not dark fantasy or horror. It just didn't fit with theme.

    21. Good series, good writers. Will read more in the series. Preparing myself for a Donald Trump presidency.

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