Modern authors carry on the disquieting traditions of the past while inventing imaginative new ways to unsettle us. The best dark fantasy and horror of 2015: more than 500 pages of tales from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique—sure to delight as well as disturb.
Rich Horton returns with the eighth annual edition of outstanding science fiction and fantasy by some of the genre’s greatest authors: your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow…
Defiant, destructive, terrifying, and harrowing, Cthulhu’s daughters are monsters and mothers, heroes and devourers. Observe them in all their glory. Iä! Iä!
Cobblestone or concrete, state of mind or situation, with magic in the equation these street stories from the minds of some of fantasy’s finest writers and myriad sources will take you for a walk through wild realms of imagination.
“Epic anthology of stories about those forced to fight, those who chose to fight regardless of odds, those who ran from their destiny as warriors, and those who will end war at any cost… This is a truly impressive accomplishment for Guran and her contributors.”
“Kowal’s short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written…[with this collection she] sends readers off on a breathless trip to the stars.”
Yamada is back, sober, and tasked with keeping a young warlord alive long enough to put down an uprising. Yamada can deal with demons, monsters, and angry ghosts, but the greatest threat of all is one final assassin, hidden in a place where no one—especially Lord Yamada—would ever think to look.
“In these extraordinary tales, American Book Award-winner Due uses a clear-eyed view of history to explain (but never excuse) the present . . . Even facing the end of the world and what comes after it, Due remains in control, carefully unveiling characters’ thoughts and feelings to her enthralled readers.”
inaugurates a new annual series of anthologies featuring some of the year’s best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of “short novels” showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers . . .
This sixth annual volume is full of a variety of eccentric, extensive, and exceptional dark fiction. Master writers, award winners, new discoveries to delight (and occasionally) disturb . . .
Rich Horton returns with the seventh yearly edition of great science fiction and fantasy by some of the genre’s greatest authors: your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow . . .
A wet, refreshing summer read! Immerse yourself in a watery sf/f world of mermaids, sirens, rusalki, nymphs, selkies, and humans modified to survive underwater . . .
A few years ago, New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presented some of the best Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft…
Yamada no Goji is a minor nobleman of ancient Japan who has lost everything—except a single purpose: keep a promise to the woman he loved. In order to fulfill his vow, all he has to do is fight a horde of demons and monsters, bargain with a few ghosts, and change the course of history…
State-of-the-art speculative stories collected from those written in the twenty-first century. Forward to the past, back to the future—get ready for some fascinating trips!