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The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume One
September 16, 2019 Comments.. 338
The Century s Best Horror Fiction Volume One In celebration of the new millennium Cemetery Dance Publications has commissioned a spectacular two volume anthology project under the editorship of noted author and historian of the horror genre Jo

  • Title: The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume One
  • Author: John Pelan
  • ISBN: 9781587670800
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In celebration of the new millennium, Cemetery Dance Publications has commissioned a spectacular two volume anthology project under the editorship of noted author and historian of the horror genre, John Pelan John will be selecting one story published during each year of the 20th Century 1901 2000 as the most notable story of that year all 100 stories will then be cIn celebration of the new millennium, Cemetery Dance Publications has commissioned a spectacular two volume anthology project under the editorship of noted author and historian of the horror genre, John Pelan John will be selecting one story published during each year of the 20th Century 1901 2000 as the most notable story of that year all 100 stories will then be collected in The Century s Best Horror Fiction The ground rules are simple Only one selection per author Only one selection per year Two huge volumes, one hundred authors, one hundred classic stories, over 700,000 words of fiction history in the making

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    1. Zach says:

      100 stories, one from each year of the century, and one per author. This rule means that these volumes contain a truly wide-ranging assortment of stories, but it also means that some odd (and unfortunate) choices had to be made. I’m no expert on the field, and even I was taken aback pretty quickly: in 1906, we get Edward Lucas White’s “The House of the Nightmare.” White’s “Lukundu,” published the following year, is a vastly superior story… and yet 1907 is also the year “The Wil [...]

    2. Canavan says:

      ✭✭✭½“The Undying Thing”, Barry Pain (1901). ✭✭✭“The Monkey's Paw”, W. W. Jacobs (1902). ✭✭✭✭✭“The Valley of Spiders”, H. G. Wells (1903). ✭✭✭½“The White People”, Arthur Machen (1904/1906). ✭✭✭✭½“The Lover's Ordeal”, R. Murray Gilchrist (1905). ✭✭✭“The House of the Nightmare”, Edward Lucas White (1906). ✭✭✭✭½“The Willows”, Algernon Blackwood (1907). ✭✭✭✭½“Thurnley Abbey”, Perceval Landon (1908). ✭✭ [...]

    3. Squire says:

      100 years, 100 stories. 100 authors (volume 1 covers 1901-1950). Established classics like "The Moneky's Paw" by W.W.Jacobs, "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "The Outsider" by H.P.Lovecraft; but also extraordinary gems such as the barely intelligible, but immenently readable pseudoscientific mumbo-jumbo of "The Testament of Magdalen Blair" by Aleister Crowley, this is a bonanza feast of weird fiction through the first half of the 20th century. There are a few clunkers to found within these p [...]

    4. Deren Kellogg says:

      I enjoyed this anthology of horror fiction collecting what the editor considers the best short stories from each year of the twentieth century (defined here as 1901-2000; this volume covers the years through 1950). In order to include a wider variety of authors, a rule was followed that no author could be represented more than once. The most glaring omission of an author was F. Marion Crawford, though his best stories may originally have been published before the turn of the century. However, mo [...]

    5. Mike Schwartz says:

      Pt. I of this review - I've gotten through the first 25 years which produced some of the greatest stories ever written. Here are my favorites: 1901: The Undying Thing by Barry Pain. A true bloodcurdling horror tale, revenge for the sins of the father is meted out four generations later on the descendents of the man who threw away a “wolf baby”. Truly horrifying. 1900: The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs. One of the greatest horror tales of all time (also see the film “Deathdream / Dead of Ni [...]

    6. Patrizia says:

      Sadly, I wasn't able to finish reading all the stories in this book before I had to return it to the library. It's an ambitious approach to short fiction: The editors reviewed an enormous pile of horror stories written throughout the 20th century and chose the "best" written in each year. Of course, their "best" is a subjective standard.My favorite? Seton's Aunt, a delightfully creepy story by the under-rated Walter de la Mare that's not really a supernatural story at all, but rather a meditatio [...]

    7. Michael T says:

      I read the majority of stories in this tome, not all, because I read the stories in random order.With the exception of a couple, the stories in here are excellent.The ones which really stuck out for me are:The Monkey's Paw - often imitated, never duplicated.The Coach - reminded me of Oscar Wilde in its intelligence.The Red Brain - my personal favorite - Written in 1927 this story blew my mind, a true masterpiece.

    8. Brian Sammons says:

      The title sort of says it all. A great collection.

    9. Sheri White says:

      Good collection of horror fiction; I really enjoyed some stories, mostly in the latter years. Earlier stories were kind of dry. Full review to come at The Bag and The Crow.

    10. Thefiendfromdimensionx says:

      A fairly good anthology of horror fiction. I have only managed to find the first volume, but I will attempt to find the other; and the first stands alone fairly well. The best stories include 'Casting the Runes', 'The Willows', 'The White People', 'The Thing From Outside', 'Celui-la' (my favourite new discovery in this volume), 'The Outsider', 'The Tower of Moab', 'The Crawling Horror', 'The Red Lodge', 'Shonokin Town', 'The Sumach', 'The Jar' (my favourite Bradbury story), 'Caterpilars', 'The P [...]

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