Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense
Edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers
HarperVoyager Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061999710
Date: 06 September 2011 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: A showcase collection of all-new stories by modern masters of horror and the supernatural. They are the stories that have enthralled and terrified readers for generations, tales of the supernatural featuring haunted houses, phantoms beneath the floorboards, ghostly coachmen, figures in the carpet, ghosts in the machine, foggy gas-lit streets. In this collection editors Jack Dann and Nick Gevers bring together fresh modern feats of the phantasmagoric in the grand tradition of such classics as Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw," Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Table of Contents: Introduction; The Iron Shroud by James Morrow; Music, When Soft Voices Die by Peter S. Beagle; The Shaddowwes Box by Terry Dowling; The Curious Case of the Moondawn Daffodils Murder as Experienced by Sir Magnus Holmes and Almost-Doctor Susan Shrike by Garth Nix; Why I Was Hanged by Gene Wolfe; The Proving of Smollett Standforth by Margo Lanagan; The Jade Woman of the Luminous Star by Sean Williams; Smithers and the Ghost of the Thar by Robert Silverberg; The Unbearable Proximity of Mr. Dunn's Balloons by John Langan; Face to Face by John Harwood; Bad Thoughts and the Mechanism by Richard Harland; The Grave Reflections by Marly Youmans; Christopher Raven by Theodora Goss; Rose Street Attractors by Lucius Shepard; Blackwood's Baby by Laird Barron; Mysteries of the Old Quarter by Paul Park; and The Summer Palace by Jeffrey Ford.