Best Horror of the Year Volume 8 - Ellen Datlow

Best Horror of the Year Volume 8

By Ellen Datlow

  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Horror


A town is held hostage by an unholy bargain made by some of the inhabitants; a party game on Halloween brings back memories better left forgotten; one misstep changes the balance of survival during the apocalypse; a group of seemingly typical travelers are stranded in an airport; a widower’s holiday in a seaside town becomes a nightmare . . .

The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year’s best offerings in short fiction horror. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, Stephen Graham Jones, Carmen Maria Machado, and more.

For more than three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. Night Shade Books is proud to present the eighth volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night.

Table of Contents:
Summation 2015 - Ellen Datlow
We Are All Monsters Here - Kelley Armstrong 
Universal Horror - Stephen Graham Jones
Slaughtered Lamb - Tom Johnstone
In a Cavern, In a Canyon - Laird Barron 
Between the Pilings - Steve Rasnic Tem 
Snow - Dale Bailey
Indian Giver - Ray Cluley 
My Boy Builds Coffins - Gary McMahon 
The Woman in the Hill - Tamsyn Muir 
Underground Economy - John Langan 
The Rooms Are High - Reggie Oliver
All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck - Kate Jonez
Lord of the Sand - Stephen Bacon
Wilderness - Letitia Trent 
Fabulous Beasts - Priya Sharma 
Descent - Carmen Maria Machado
Hippocampus - Adam Nevill 
Black Dog - Neil Gaiman 
The 21st Century Shadow - Stephanie M. Wytovich
This Stagnant Breath of Change - Brian Hodge 
Honorable Mentions