Christmas and Other Horrors (Hardback)
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Christmas and Other Horrors (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages
Published: 24/10/2023
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Hugo Award winning editor, and horror legend, Ellen Datlow presents this chilling horror anthology of original short stories exploring the endless terrors of winter solstice traditions across the globe, featuring chillers by Tananarive Due, Stephen Graham Jones, Alma Katsu and many more.

The winter solstice is celebrated as a time of joy around the world—yet the long nights also conjure a darker tradition of ghouls, hauntings, and visitations. This anthology of all-new stories invites you to huddle around the fire and revel in the unholy, the dangerous, the horrific aspects of a time when families and friends come together—for better and for worse.

From the eerie Austrian Schnabelperchten to the skeletal Welsh Mari Lwyd, by way of ravenous golems, uncanny neighbors, and unwelcome visitors, Christmas and Other Horrors captures the heart and horror of the festive season.

Because the weather outside is frightful, but the fire inside is hungry...

Featuring stories from:

Nadia Bulkin

Terry Dowling

Tananarive Due

Jeffrey Ford

Christopher Golden

Stephen Graham Jones

Glen Hirshberg

Richard Kadrey

Alma Katsu

Cassandra Khaw

JohnLangan

Josh Malerman

Nick Mamatas

Garth Nix

Benjamin Percy

M. Rickert

Kaaron Warren

Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781803363264
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


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Praise for When Things Get Dark "This compilation of stories that make the mundane seem terrifying is chilling and uncanny, offering tropes that will be familiar to readers of Jackson's work (witchy women, eerie suburbia) but with unique touches that could come only from these individuals authors." - New York Public Library Best Books Other stories are equally memorable, but for me, the outstanding one is Skinder's Veil, a breathtaking blend of fairytale, dream and reality by the incomparable Kelly Link. - The Guardian A joy for Jackson fans, but no Jackson knowledge is needed to enjoy this anthology. A gem in its own right. - SFX This anthology is the perfect example of how a vision in the right hands can produce amazing results. Every story captures the essence of what it feels like to read Shirley Jackson's work. - LitReactor best of 2021 This is an absolute treat whether you're a Shirley Jackson nut or not. - Den of Geek best of 2021 Perfect to dip in and out of as the nights draw in - Culturefly 18 outstanding, atmospheric horror shorts from some of the biggest names in the genre ... Any fan of Jackson's oeuvre will delight in this anthology. - Publishers Weekly starred review In short, another great anthology assembled by Ellen Datlow. - Horror Tree No one consistently delivers like Datlow does. - Horror DNA This anthology is classic horror in its appearance, but in the inside has modern sensitivities with standout prose. Shirley Jackson would've been proud - Last Sentence Compiling a short story anthology that caters to a wide audience's taste is no small feat. Ellen Datlow has done a brilliant job ... Whether you prefer your creepiness level at one or eleven, with a good dose of blood and gore or just with a hint of psychological suspense, you will find a favourite which appeals to your taste in this collection. - Crime Fiction Lover Unsettling, disquieting, even disorienting... This collection is special. Somewhere, Shirley Jackson is peering over those glasses of hers, one eyebrow raised, a sly smile on her lips - Dave Writes and Draws Even the most voracious of readers is sure to be swept away by the sheer magnitude of talent on display in When Things Get Dark. - Phantastiqa Datlow did it again... every piece was entertaining - Happy Horror Writer If you are looking for an overview of what the current literary horror world looks like, this is a fantastic example - California Reading [A] successful endeavour that shows just how much of an influence Shirley Jackson had with her writing - Zachary Houle A thrilling encounter with the uncanny courtesy of the some of the best contemporary horror writers. - End of the Words From haunting to eerie to downright terrifying, there is something for every reader - Mandy McHugh I thoroughly enjoyed reading this anthology [..] so I have no hesitation in recommending it. - Stephen Bacon These stories really linger in the back of my mind - like they're creating a space of their own in my memory - Girl Who Reads Hands-down, my favorite anthology I've ever read. - Quaint and Curious Volumes

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“My inner bah humbug was satisfied”

I was so keen to read this anthology. I was anticipating demonic Santas, murderous reindeer and a bunch of unfortunates getting impaled on Christmas trees and strung up with lights. Basically, a not so silent night.... More

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