by Ellen Datlow
Tor Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765315588
Date: 10 December 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: Ellen Datlow asked her favorite authors to write stories that "provide a frission of shock or a moment of dread so powerful it might cause the reader outright physical discomfort; or a sensation of fear so palpable as to compel the reader to turn on bright lights and play music or seek the company of others to dispel the fear...." Twenty masterful authors, including Elizabeth Bear, Pat Cadigan, Jeffrey Ford, Christopher Fowler, Glen Hirshberg, K.W. Jeter, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lucius Shepard, to name but a few, answered her call. These powerful, deeply affecting, sometimes disturbing tales confirm Ms. Datlow's standing as a preeminent editor of modern horror.