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The Best Horror of the Year Volume Sixteen Edited by Ellen Datlow




About The Best Horror of the Year Volume Sixteen

From Ellen Datlow—“the venerable queen of horror anthologies” per the New York Times—comes a new entry in the series that has brought you thrilling stories from Stephen King and Neil Gaiman, the best horror stories available.

For more than four 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. Now, with the sixteenth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Stephen Graham Jones, Joyce Carol Oates, Laird Barron, Mira Grant, 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. 


Stories Included:

The Importance of a Tidy Home Christopher Golden by Dodger Carly Holmes
Rock Hopping by Adam L.G. Nevill
That Maddening Heat by Ray Cluley
Jack O’Dander by Priya Sharma
The Assembled by Ramsey Campbell
R is For Remains by Steve Rasnic Tem
The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs by E. Catherine Tobler
Return to Bear Creek Lodge by Tananarive Due
The Enfilade by Andrew Hook
Lover’s Lane by Stephen Graham Jones
Hare Moon by H.V. Patterson
Build Your Houses With Their Backs to the Sea by Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Scare Groom by Patrick Barb
The Teeth by Brian Evenson
Nábrók by Helen Grant
The Salted Bones by Neil Williamson
Tell Me When I Disappear by Glen Hirshberg
The Motley by Charlie Hughes



About Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for more than forty years. She was the fiction editor of Omni magazine and Sci Fiction, and has edited about ninety anthologies. Datlow has also won lifetime achievement awards from three prominent genre organizations, and currently acquires short fiction for She lives in New York City.