The Dark

The Dark

New Ghost Stories

Book - 2003
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Modern audiences have long inured themselves to fear, trained themselves to shut off their childish nighttime terrors and scoff in the face of deliberate scares. But award winning anthologist Ellen Datlow--called "the genre's sharpest assembler of strange, dark fictions" by William Gibson, author of Neuromancer --was convinced that there was life in the ghost story yet. So she challenged a list of varied and talented contributors to scare the heck out of her.

The resultant collection singlehandedly redefines the ghost story, going far beyond the accustomed tropes and gore of horror stories to consider the only realm that still truly scares us: the unknown. The Dark takes a nuanced and disquieting look at the tormented and unquiet dead; the darkness in us, the living; and the sometimes tenuous boundary between the two.

Under the covers of The Dark , you will find a gathering of sixteen original, unique ghost stories, deftly penned by authors versed in the argot of the damned, including Ramsey Campbell, Jeffrey Ford, Glen Hirshberg, Tanith Lee, Kelly Link, Sharyn McCrumb, Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, and Gahan Wilson. No two stories are alike; all are calculated to make it hard to be alone with the lights out. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2003
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765304452
0765304457
9780765304445
0765304449
Branch Call Number: FIC DARK
Characteristics: 378 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Datlow, Ellen

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Tenessa Oct 24, 2012

A pretty good collection of creepy tales, though not many were truly scary. Some were very unique and original.

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whiteshadow13 Mar 22, 2012

whiteshadow13 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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