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Book Title: Best New Horror 3|
Date of issue: May 14th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781472113641
The author of the book: Stephen Jones
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 516 KB
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Read full description of the books Best New Horror 3:Best New Horror Volume 3 (1991): 2015 Revised PS Publishing Edition: edited by Stephen Jones and Ramsey Campbell, containing the following stories:
True Love by K. W. Jeter: Really disturbing character study.
The Same in Any Language by Ramsey Campbell: A visit to the Greek islands turns out badly for a boy and worse for his annoying father.
Impermanent Mercies by Kathe Koja: Totally weird and strangely disturbing.
Ma Qui by Alan Brennert: Marvelous piece of posthumous narration set during the Viet Nam War.
The Miracle Mile by Robert R. McCammon: Pretty slight entry from a zombie anthology.
Taking Down the Tree by Steve Rasnic Tem: A weird, poetic piece from the prolific and valuable Mr. Tem.
Where Flies Are Born by Douglas Clegg: OK bit of body-horror.
Love, Death and the Maiden by Roger Johnson: Moody horror-quest sort of fizzles out in murkiness.
Chui Chai by S. P. Somtow: Another unimpressive piece of horror from someone who was a really impressive science-fiction writer in the 1970's and early 1980's.
The Snow Sculptures of Xanadu by Kim Newman: Fun metafictional oddity for Citizen Kane fans.
Colder Than Hell by Edward Bryant: Chilly psychological horror story recalls Sinclair Ross' classic "The Painted Door."
Raymond by Nancy A. Collins: Collins creates a sad werewolf.
One Life, in an Hourglass by Charles L. Grant: Riff on Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes is low-key but mostly satisfying.
The Braille Encyclopedia by Grant Morrison: Creepy horror piece suggests that mostly-comic-book-writing Morrison is riffing hard on Clive Barker.
The Bacchae by Elizabeth Hand: Brilliant piece of feminist, mythological horror set in a rapidly disintegrating near-future.
Busted in Buttown by David J. Schow: Interesting, but it really feels like Schow is riffing on Dennis Etchison here.
Subway Story by Russell Flinn: Flinn abandoned writing soon after this was published, which is a shame -- he was like a somewhat more surreal but quite horrifying version of Ramsey Campbell in terms of his subject matter and descriptive focus.
The Medusa by Thomas Ligotti: One of Ligotti's relatively early, much-anthologized, weird pieces.
Power Cut by Joel Lane: Sharp, satiric horror about homophobia.
Moving Out by Nicholas Royle: Excellent, unusual, disturbing ghost story.
Guignoir by Norman Partridge: Fun, pulpy piece of American ultraviolence, complete with carnival.
Blood Sky by William F. Nolan: Unusual, affecting character study of a serial killer.
Ready by David Starkey: Interesting.
The Slug by Karl Edward Wagner: Writer's block horror from the late, great writer and anthologist who faced these demons and others at the time of publication.
The Dark Land by Michael Marshall Smith: Excellent early bit of horrifying, somewhat surreal journey into... something.
When They Gave Us Memory by Dennis Etchison: A typical Etchison oddity, which is to say unusual in subject matter, elusive in meaning, keenly observed in physical detail.
Taking Care of Michael by J. L. Comeau: Sort of yuck.
The Dreams of Dr. Ladybank by Thomas Tessier: Tessier works some very modern, gender-bending, boundary-pushing changes on the basic set-up for such horror classics as Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Parasite."
Zits by Nina Kiriki Hoffman: Bleak, disturbing vignette.
Overall: Many of these stories have become repeatedly republished classics, and others merit rediscovery. There are very, very few misses. Fine editorial work from the team of Jones and Campbell. This new edition updates the biographies for the writers, so there is new material if one already owns the original edition..
Read information about the authorStephen Jones is an eighteen-time winner of the British Fantasy Award.
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