Ghosts are among us. On the other side of death, the spirits of departed souls have been part of human myths and beliefs as long as anyone can recall. Some of the most powerful and affecting images in fiction are of ghosts, spirits, visitations from beyond the veil of death.Ellen Datlow, an editor whoseMore »
Ghosts are among us. On the other side of death, the spirits of departed souls have been part of human myths and beliefs as long as anyone can recall. Some of the most powerful and affecting images in fiction are of ghosts, spirits, visitations from beyond the veil of death.Ellen Datlow, an editor whose stellar career has garnered her World Fantasy Awards, a Stoker Award, and a Hugo Award, has long been fascinated by ghosts. Now she has brought together an array of all-new, original ghost stories for the shivering delight of readers who are ready to be frightened.And that's no idle threat. These are not friendly ghost stories. This book is called The Dark because the editor asked her favorite authors specifically for stories that would provoke fear or disquietude, tales that would cause shivers down the spine and make readers want to keep a light on when they retire to bed for the night. The authors who answered her call compose an all-star cast of brilliant storytellers, including such award-winning, certifiably masterful authors as Ramsey Campbell,Jeffrey Ford, Charles L. Grant, Glen Hirshberg, Kathe Koja, Tanith Lee, Kelly Link, Sharyn McCrumb, Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, and Gahan Wilson. Frighteningly good writers. Each has penned a unique tale unlike any of the others. All have cast dark spells that are sure to inspire fear or unease in the hardiest of readers.« Less
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The ghost of the clock / Tanith Lee
One thing about the night / Terry Dowling
The silence of the falling stars / Mike O'Driscoll
The dead ghost / Gahan Wilson
Seven sisters / Jack Cady
Subway / Joyce Carol Oates
Doctor Hood / Stephen Gallagher
An amicable divorce / Daniel Abraham
Feeling remains / Ramsey Campbell
The gallows necklace / Sharyn McCrumb
Brownie, and me / Charles L. Grant
Velocity / Kathe Koja
Limbo / Lucius Shepard
The Hortlak / Kelly Link
Dancing men / Glen Hirshberg
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