Anthologies H-Z


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Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

About the Book:

Stephen King hates to fly.

Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you.

Welcome to 'Flight or Fright', an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, 'Flight or Fright' is, as King says, "ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight."

Book a flight with Cemetery Dance Publications for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.                    

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Edited by Damon Knight:


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Shining In the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja's Library edited by Hans-Åke Lilja

Hans-Åke Lilja, founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand new anthology of horror stories to celebrate twenty years of running the #1 Stephen King news website on the web!

This anthology includes both original stories like a brand new novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In), very rare reprints like "The Blue Air Compressor" by Stephen King, and at least one classic tale that inspired Lilja's love of the macabre at a very young age!

Now, let's join Lilja... He's already waiting for us, there ahead in the darkness... You see him, don't you? Just keep walking, you'll find him soon enough, we promise... He's there, shining and waiting for you... Take his hand and then you, too, will shine in the dark!

Table of Contents:

"Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Introduction) by Hans-Åke Lilja; "The Blue Air Compressor" by Stephen King; "The Net" by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek; "The Novel of the Holocaust" by Stewart O’Nan; "Aeliana" by Bev Vincent; "Pidgin and Theresa" by Clive Barker; "An End To All Things " by Brian Keene; "Cemetery Dance" by Richard Chizmar; "Drawn to the Flame" by Kevin Quigley; "The Companion" by Ramsey Campbell; "A Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Mother's Love" by Brian James Freeman; "The Keeper's Companion" by John Ajvide Lindqvist; "Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Afterword)" by Hans-Åke Lilja

Published as a Hardcover Limited Edition:

• Limited to just 1,250 copies personally signed by the editor and the cover artist on a unique signature page

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Edited by George R.R. Martin:

 Old Venus - George R.R. Martin (Editor), Gardner Dozois (Editor)

From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs’s 'Carson of Venus' to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury’s “The Long Rain”, the planet Venus has loomed large in the imaginations of science fiction writers. Here, that steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation is explored in sixteen all-new stories collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and editor Gardner Dozois.

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 Old Mars  - George R.R. Martin (Editor), Gardner Dozois (Editor)

Burroughs’s 'A Princess of Mars'. Bradbury’s 'The Martian Chronicles'. Heinlein’s 'Red Planet'. These and so many more inspired generations of readers with a sense that science fiction’s greatest wonders did not necessarily lie far in the future or light-years across the galaxy but were to be found right now on a nearby world tantalizingly similar to our own—a red planet that burned like an ember in our night sky . . . and in our imaginations.

This new anthology of fifteen all-original science fiction stories, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, celebrates the Golden Age of Science Fiction, an era filled with tales of interplanetary colonization and derring-do. Before the advent of powerful telescopes and space probes, our solar system could be imagined as teeming with strange life-forms and ancient civilizations—by no means always friendly to the dominant species of Earth. And of all the planets orbiting that G-class star we call the Sun, none was so steeped in an aura of romantic decadence, thrilling mystery, and gung-ho adventure as Mars.

Join such seminal contributors as Michael Moorcock, Mike Resnick, Joe R. Lansdale, S. M. Stirling, Mary Rosenblum, Ian McDonald, Liz Williams, James S. A. Corey, and others in this brilliant retro anthology that turns its back on the cold, all-but-airless Mars of the Mariner probes and instead embraces an older, more welcoming, more exotic Mars: a planet of ancient canals cutting through red deserts studded with the ruined cities of dying races.  

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Nebula Award Anthologies:

Nebula Award Showcase is a series of annual science fiction and fantasy anthologies collecting the stories that have won or been nominated for the Nebula Award, awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), a nonprofit association of professional science fiction and fantasy writers founded in 1965 by Damon Knight as the Science Fiction Writers of America.

The series has changed titles a number of times over the years, with volumes 1-11 and 16-17 titled Nebula Award Stories, v. 12-15 Nebula Winners, v. 18-23 Nebula Awards (v. 18-19 with the initial article The), and v. 34 onward Nebula Awards Showcase. Individual volumes are usually distinguished from each other by a volume number or year designation; both have sometimes been used for variant editions of the same volume. In general, numerical designations predominated for the first thirty-three volumes, and year designations have predominated since. The series has frequently changed editors and publishers; aside from the period from 1985-1997, when each editor edited three volumes in a row, the customary practice has been for every volume to have a different editor, or occasionally a pair of editors.

The contents of each volume are variable, but usually include an editorial introduction and the stories that won the Nebula Awards for Best Novella, Best Novelette and Best Short Story for the year covered and a selection of stories that were nominated but did not win.


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Subterranean Press Anthologies:

The Best of Subterranean

Dust jacket illustration by Dave McKean.

From its launch in 2005 to its final issue in 2014, Subterranean magazine published stories by the leading lights of science fiction and fantasy literature. From Hugo and Nebula winners to Pulitzer and Booker Prize finalists to New York Times bestsellers, this anthology collects 30 pieces of Subterranean’s best, representing diverse, breathtaking short fiction from today’s modern masters.

In “Last Breath” Joe Hill spins the tale of a man who collects the breaths of the dying for his haunting museum. Catherynne M. Valente’s “White Lines on a Green Field” chronicles what might happen if Coyote became a small town high school quarterback. Karen Joy Fowler’s “Younger Women” finds a woman confronting her daughter’s new boyfriend, who happens to be a vampire. Visit the Twilight Zone via George R.R. Martin in the script “The Toys of Caliban.” In Ted Chiang’s “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” the narratives of a journalist and a young man are told in contrast, both impacted by technology and literacy. And in Kelley Armstrong’s “The Screams of Dragons” a boy is declared a changeling and things only get stranger from there. Other pieces visit far-flung space and intimate sick rooms, the futuristic pyramids of the rich and a jungle where a man-eating tiger stalks a village.

The Best of Subterranean, edited by William Schafer, is a must-have anthology that brings together more than 700 pages of stories as varied and distinguished as their authors, and which are utterly unforgettable.

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Tales of Dark Fantasy 1

by Kage Baker, Poppy Z. Brite, Mike Carey, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Powers, Mike Resnick, Patrick Rothfuss, William Schafer, Darren Speegle, William Browning Spencer and Rachel Swirsky 

Dust jacket by Dave McKean

Fantasy comes in all shades, from gentle tales of elves and fairies, to the blackest of horrors. Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy tends toward the darker edges, where the fantastic mixes with the horrific. With all original tales by a number of SubPress favorites, and writers new to our stable, we’ve aimed to illuminate these shadowed corners, to bring into the light the creatures that venture forth from the sea, those that alter our reality to suit their sinister needs, and others who head into territory so bleak it’s best left undescribed.

Accompanying Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy will be an exclusive chapbook of one of Joe Hill’s signature tales, “Thumbprint,” thus far only available in the excellent UK magazine, Postscripts.

Vincent Chong will be supplying a suitably atmospheric cover for this 10,000 word story.

Trade: Fully cloth bound edition

  Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2

by Kelley Armstrong, Steven R. Boyett, Glen Cook, Joe Hill, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jay Lake, Shannon Page, K. J. Parker, David Prill, William Schafer, William Browning Spencer and Bruce Sterling.

 Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy, published in 2008 to widespread critical and popular acclaim, provided a unique showcase for some of our finest practitioners of dark, disturbing fiction. This much anticipated second volume more than meets the standards set by its predecessor, offering a diverse assortment of stories guaranteed to delight, unsettle, and enthrall. Volume two proper is a full 20,000 words longer than the first installment in the series. This stellar collection leads off with Joe Hill s dazzling Wolverton Station, in which a predatory businessman travels to England, and to a primal confrontation he could never have imagined. Elsewhere, a number of contributors revisit familiar, well-established themes and settings. Glen Cook s Smelling Danger gives us a brand new chapter in the long-running annals of The Black Company. The Passion of Mother Vajpai is a story of exotic and erotic initiation set against the backdrop of Jay Lake s novel, Green. Kelley Armstrong reenters the Otherworld with Chivalrous, the account of a devious and long-delayed act of revenge. And there s more, much more, including a hallucinatory portrait of guilt, angst, and drug-fueled violence by Caitlin R. Kiernan, and an affecting reflection on love, death, and acceptance by Steven R. Boyett. These stories, together with first-rate work by the likes of K. J. Parker and Norman Partridge, offer provocative, sometimes visceral entertainment. As this rich, rewarding volume amply demonstrates, the tale of dark fantasy is alive and thriving, and continues to develop in new and unexpected ways.

The Best of Whispers 

First edition limited to 500 copies in slipcase, SIGNED by 22 contributors, including Ray Bradbury, Fritz Leiber, Hugh B.Cave, William F. Nolan, Ramsey Campbell, Whitley Strieber, Karl Edward Wagner, Russell Kirk, David Drake, Roger Zelazny, Connie Willis, Dennis Etchison, Jerry Sohl, David Campton, S. N. Dryer, Alan Ryan and others. Stunning compilation of the Whispers magazine's best stories.

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Science Fiction Hall of Fame:


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Edited by Robert Silverberg:


Acclaimed writer and editor Robert Silverberg gathered eleven of the finest writers in Fantasy to contribute to this collection of short novels. Each of the writers was asked to write a new story based on one of his or her most famous series: from Stephen King's opening piece set in his popular "Gunslinger" universe to Robert Jordan's early look at his famed "Wheel of Time" saga, these stories are exceptionally well written and universally well told. The authors include King, Jordan, and Silverberg himself, as well as Terry and Lyn Pratchett, Terry Goodkind, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, and Raymond E. Feist., Here they are, the writers and the worlds that have satisfied millions of readers. Each has returned to their compelling special places to tell a new tale that enriches and illuminates their most famous creations, in a big, lavish volume enhanced with color and illustrative materials. Many of the short novels take place at an earlier moment in the history of their worlds, and cast new light on the famous epics. Others fit into the already established patterns of their worlds, but happen offstage from the main action.  The greatest collection of original fantasy short novels ever--11 of the most famous bestselling writers of epic fantasy tell new and original tales set in their bestselling worlds. Our TOR edition is flat-signed by Terry Pratchett, Orson Scott Card, Robert Jordan and Raymond E. Feist, and we have signed loose bookplates for Terry Goodkind, Robert Silverberg, Tad Williams, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R.R. Martin and Anne McCaffrey.The anthology won a Locus Award for Best Anthology in 1999. Its science fiction equivalent, Far Horizons, followed in 1999.


Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with ‘Legends', his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long-awaited second volume is here. 'Legends II' picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in 'Legends II’ return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand-alones or perfect introductions to the work of their authors and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based.



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Encounters with the Beasts Within

by John Skipp (editor),

Werewolves and shapeshifters have morphed into the latest pop culture stars.  This mind-bending collection includes thirty-two new and classic stories from the best writers in the genre

 From John Skipp, the master of horror, comes this definitive collection of thirty-two classic and new stories, written by favorites of the genre including George R.R. Martin, Charlaine Harris, Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft, Joe R. Lansdale, Angela Carter, David J. Schow, Kathe Koja, Bentley Little, and more. Skipp provides fascinating insight and details, through two nonfiction essays, into the history and presence of shape shifting in popular culture.  Resources at the end of the book include lists of the genre's best long-form fiction, as well as movies, websites, and writers.

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Grim Oak Press Anthologies:

You define life or it defines you.

In Shawn Speakman's case, it was both.

Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hogdkin's lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story Shawn could sell toward alleviating those bills—and suggested Shawn ask the same of his other friends.

‘Unfettered' is the result, an anthology built to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

Every story in this volume is new and, like the title suggests, the writers were free to write whatever they wished.


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Like ‘Unfettered' before it, the contributing writers of ‘Unbound' were allowed to submit the tales they wished fans of genre to read—without the constraints of a shackling theme.

The result is magical. Twenty-three all-original stories are sure to captivate you—some will move you to tears while others will keep you turning the pages long into the night. The power of Unbound lies in its variety of tales and the voices behind them. If you are a fan of discovering new writers or reading the works of beloved authors, ‘Unbound' is for you.

You will also notice from the line-up that some of Wyrdbooks favourite authors are amongst the contributors, nice!

Here is the ‘Unbound' line-up: Terry Brooks (intro)| Joe Abercrombie| Kristen Britain | Jim Butcher | Rachel Caine | Harry Connolly | Delilah S. Dawson | David Anthony Durham | Jason M. Hough | Mary Robinette Kowal | Mark Lawrence | John Marco | Tim Marquitz | Seanan McGuire | Peter Orullian | Kat Richardson | Anthony Ryan | Shawn Speakman | Brian Staveley | Michael J. Sullivan | Sam Sykes | Mazarkis Williams

Great dust jacket by Todd Lockwood.

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Swords and Dark Magic

by Joe Abercrombie, Lou Anders, C. J. Cherryh, Glen Cook, James Enge, Steven Erikson, Greg Keyes, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Tim Lebbon, Tanith Lee, Scott Lynch, Michael Moorcock, Garth Nix, K. J. Parker, Michael Shea, Robert Silverberg, Jonathan Strahan, Bill Willingham and Gene Wolfe

Dust jacket by Dominic Harman

Swords & Dark Magic is the most important new fantasy anthology to be published this decade. Featuring new stories from the bestselling and brightest writers working in the genre, including: New York Times bestselling authors Scott Lynch and Garth Nix; genre greats Michael Moorcock (with an all-new Elric novella), Michael Shea (with a fully authorized new Cugel the Clever adventure), Robert Silverberg (with an all-new Majipoor tale), Glen Cook (with an all-new Black Company story), Gene Wolfe, and C. J. Cherryh; and hot new writers who’ve been re-inventing swords and sorcery like Steven Erikson, Joe Abercrombie, Tim Lebbon, and many more.

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Edited by Jeff and Ann Vandermeer:

‘The Weird’  edited by the Vandermeers. This 1000+ page tome won the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. As it turns out this is the true first edition published by Corvus in 2011 with the titles in red, TOR (US) published a hardcover and paperback in 2012 with white titles - we love the red. It’s certainly a book that dominates a bookshelf!  

The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.  


The New Weird: 

This avant-garde anthology that presents and defines the New Weird—a hip, stylistic fiction that evokes the gritty exuberance of pulp novels and dime-store comic books—creates a new literature that is entirely unprecedented and utterly compelling. Assembling an array of talent, this collection includes contributions from visionaries Michael Moorcock and China Miéville, modern icon Clive Barker, and audacious new talents Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, and Sarah Monette. An essential snapshot of a vibrant movement in popular fiction, this anthology also features critical writings from authors, theorists, and international editors as well as witty selections from online debates.

Steampunk and Steampunk Reloaded: Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories. Steampunk originates in the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles.




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An anthology of all original stories written to honour the memory of one of Britain's greatest fantasy authors. Determined warriors, hideous creatures, wicked sorceries, tricksy villains and cunning lovers abound as fantasy's finest imaginations do their best... and their worst. James Barclay reveals the origins of The Raven, Adrian Tchaikovsky unveils new aspects of the realm of the Apt, Tanith Lee, Joe Abercrombie, Storm Constantine, Stan Nicholls, Juliet E McKenna and more weave their magic as only they can. Produced in cooperation with the David Gemmell Awards, Legends will, in part, act as a fund-raiser for the awards. Steel yourself, throw caution to the wind, and dare to enter the realm of Legends..


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