Masques V (Masques)
by Gary Braunbeck
Gauntlet Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 188736885X
Date: 30 May, 2006 List Price $55.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book INFO: "In the nearly 15 years since the last edition of Masques, horror has clawed its way out of the grave once again and reclaimed a goodly amount of its popularity, but there have been changes. While there will always be a place for the vampire, the haunted house, the serial killer, the ghost, werewolf, demon, and possessed child, the writers at the forefront of horror's newest movement are concerned not so much with shock and gore as what it is that lies behind those elements...the writers in this genre have become more aware of the internal horrors of the human condition that far outweigh those external ones listed above. They have returned here in full force to those concerns of the mind and spirit that make for the richest and most memorable type of horror story." --J.N. Williamson, from the Introduction.
With stories by such horror luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Jack Ketchum, Poppy Z. Brite and Ray Garton, this fifth volume -- the last to be edited by the late J.N. Williamson -- promises to be the crowning achievement of the series.
(Source: Gauntlet Press)