Haunted Legends (Paperback)
Tor Books, 9780765323019, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2010
Winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology!
Darkly thrilling, these twenty new ghost stories in Haunted Legends have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories, but each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from the world over.
Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Jeffrey Ford, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin Kiernan, Catherynne M. Valente, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, and thirteen other fine writers to create stories unlike any they've written before. Tales to make readers shiver with fear, jump at noises in the night, keep the lights on.
These twenty nightmares, brought together by two renowned editors of the dark fantastic, are delightful visions sure to send shivers down the spines of horror readers.
About the Author
NICK MAMATAS is the author of several novels, including the instant cult classic Move Under Ground and the Lovecraftian crime novel I Am Providence. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, Tor.com and dozens of other anthologies and magazines. Much of his writing was collected in The People's Republic of Everything.
Nick is also an award-winning editor and anthologist: his books include the Bram Stoker Award winner Haunted Legends (co-edited w/ Ellen Datlow), the Locus Award nominees The Future is Japanese and Hanzai Japan (both w/ Masumi Washington) and the hybrid cocktail/flash fiction title Mixed Up (w/ Molly Tanzer).
Praise For Haunted Legends: An Anthology…
“Sure to provide a yardstick by which future ghost fiction will be measured.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Ellen Datlow's The Dark: New Ghost Stories
“What better way to spend a cold winter night than curled in front of the fireplace with a good ghost story or sixteen?” —The Dallas Morning News on Ellen Datlow's The Dark: New Ghost Stories