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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 11 For Than Three Decades, Ellen Datlow Has Been At The Center Of Horror Bringing You The Most Frightening And Terrifying Stories, Datlow Always Has Her Finger On The Pulse Of What Horror Readers Crave Now, With The Tenth Volume Of The Series, Datlow Is Back Again To Bring You The Stories That Will Keep You Up At NightEncompassed In The Pages Of The Best Horror Of The Year Have Been Such Illustrious Writers As Neil GaimanKim Stanley RobinsonStephen KingLinda NagataLaird BarronMargo LanaganAnd Many OthersWith Each Passing Year, Science, Technology, And The March Of Time Shine Light Into The Craggy Corners Of The Universe, Making The Fears Of An Earlier Generation Seem Quaint But This Light Creates Its Own Shadows The Best Horror Of The Year Chronicles These Shifting Shadows It Is A Catalog Of Terror, Fear, And Unpleasantness As Articulated By Today S Most Challenging And Exciting Writers


10 thoughts on “The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 11

  1. says:

    My thanks to Skyhorse publishing and Netgalley.Truth is, Ellen Datlow almost always does a great job of picking stories and author s Now, if that s not what she does, then I take it back Somebody does a great job I liked a good 70% of these stories Not bad Was it the bes...


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    3.5 stars somewhere between liked and really liked However, I m bumping this up to 4 stars due to the strength of the historical shipwreck story Haunt This story, about the slave trade, guilt, and personal responsibility, blew me away And so timely It echoed a lot of Coleridge s Rime of the Ancient Mariner and was absolutely stunning it made me tear up.Another standout for me was The Donner Party Yes, it s about eating people, but not how you think this is an English Regency romance really with added cannibalism The slow creeping dread was really well done.The remaining two stories I especially enjoyed were No Exit, about cults and cosmic horror, and Back Along the Old Track, which reminded me of the notorious X Files episode called Home Following are very short reviews for each story.I Remember Nothing Anne Billson 3 stars Some trippy imagery and good descriptions of violence.Monkeys on the Beach Ralph Robert Moore 2 stars Meh Depressing Not really horror, but about the awful things that happen in life and a sort of nihilism about them At least, that was my readi...


  3. says:

    I love short horror stories and although I have not read all 11 volumes of The Best Horror Of The Year, Volume 11 stands out as my favorite among the few that I have read There are stories that are quite disturbing Thumbsucker by Robert Shearman and The Donner Party by Dale Bailey for example and stories that are frightening Milkteeth by Kristi DeMeester But my absolute favorites were those that featured people away from their homes facing strange customs such as in White Mare by Thana Niveau When a father...


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    The thing I like about these anthologies of short stories is it get me out of my comfort zone and introduces me to a lot different authors and types of stories be it horror, fantasy, sci fi, thriller or as is shown here horror in one of the above categories This was a good selection and there was a couple of disturbing stories one I will touch on briefly in style because that is what it is the ending part Painted Wolves was meant to be as nightmarey ambiguous but definite as possible, of course everyone knows what happened by the wording and it elicits terror over it If someone is expected to appear with done animals that is it Want to add asa prime example good old weirdo terrorizer extreme Alfred Hitchcock, how many people have actually sworn off of showers because of him Not once did anyone see that woman get stabbed in the film but they knew it happened I am not going to go through detail and titles because they don t m...


  5. says:

    The Best Horror of the Year, Vol 11 is definitely an interesting read It has everything one can want in horror from the monstrous villains to psychological mind twisting I actually really enjoyed reading this book, and look forward to the next volume in this series I read a previous volume which had Kelley Arm...


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    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this collection of stories A lot of my favorite authors Some that are included that the stories stood out for me were.Joe Hill, Kristi DeMeester, John Langan, Gemma Files, and Siobhan Carroll Defin...


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    I received an ARC of this book thanks to Net Galley and publisher Skyhorse Publishing in exchange for an honest review.An anthology calling itself The Best Horror of the Year certainly has a lot to live up to How did it fare Total number of stories 22 my Kindle ARC missed two for some reason Great stories 7Good Okay stories 4I Remember Nothing by Anne Billson A woman wakes up next to a strange man in a creepy room and neither of them remember what has happened This started well and did some cool stuff but it quickly went downhill It s not a bad concept for a story but as is my usual complaint with horror short stories, it could have done what it did a lot simpler and it would have been stronger for it.Monkeys on the Beach by Ralph Robert Moore A family goes on holiday and terrible things happen I don t get the point of this story The events didn t seem linked to me and it feels like I missed something important Very lackluster.Painted Wolves by Ray Cluley A crew of people are filming a nature documentary about painted dogs This was great right until the very last section when it became weirdly vague I m pretty sure I know what happened and I liked it but it was executed so well until that point that it left a bad taste.Shit Happens by Michael Marshall Smith I have read and reviewed this story previously so here is my original review This story has the weirdest premise ...


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    I wonder if I have the audacity to review a volume edited by Ellen Datlow Apparently I do.I have been reading Datlow s anthologies since the first volume of Year s Best Fantasy and Horror co edited with Terri Windling Was it really THAT long ago She, along with Charles L Grant, contributed to my first understanding of just what a good editor can do for a book, and is still one of the few editorial names I will look for on a book, when the author names are usually enough to draw me in.I open each Datlow anthology with the same feeling of anticipation that is always richly rewarded, and this latest volume is no exception I m not going to go through each selection individually, but just rest assured that when an editor who s had her finger on the pulse of the genre for as long as Datlow says that this is the best of the year, you can be damn sure she knows what she s talking about Not that I agree with every choice There s some stories in here that I would not have chosen, and some stories left out that I would have liked to see included Yet, I say that with some understanding of the practical realities of compiling an anthology like this, and with the knowledge that when it comes to horror, Datlow is a...


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    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.Not only does this volume contain 26 horror stories that do a great job of covering various aspects of the genre and a list of honorable mentions, a look at the year in horror and dark fiction is included The winners of the Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy awards are listed Also included are lists of notable novels, novellas, chapbooks, magazines, webzines, anthologies, collections, nonfiction, and odd and ends This includes mixed genre and poetry magazines webzines, anthologies, and collections and a shout out to artists.My favorite stories in the collection include the following In I Remember Nothing by Anne Billson, which kicked off the collection, the narrator wakes up in a strange place and must piece together a series of grisly clues in order to escape from her living nightmare.Michael Marshall Smith adds a stinky twist to a familiar trope in his contribution.Bill Davidson s A Brief Moment of Rage forces a woman to commit unthinkable acts of violence Golden Sun tells of a missing girl from the points of view of her father, mother, b...


  10. says:

    Ellen Datlow has been at the forefront of selecting the finest short stories in horror for decades now and her name alone sells these Best Horror books You know that only quality short stories are going to be included in the volume, regardless of if the author is a big ticket writer like Joe Hill, Stephen King or a relative newbie in the industry.The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eleven contains 26 top notch pieces of speculative fiction and vivid horror that will keep you awake at night As usual with Datlow s collections, there is mention of other author s stories that just didn t make the cut but are worth the read Which is great if you finish the book and are left wanting because of the quality of the writing.There are quick reads starting at a short 1,700 words to decent novelettes at 10,300 words An interesting piece was written by four authors, each with a different character s perspective The writers hail from all across the world with ten stories by women and sixteen by men Half of the authors have never appeared in a Datlow collection before, so it s great to see fresh faces amongst those we already know.Themes range from two strangers waking up in an unfamiliar room, naked and covered with blood with shredded clothes and body parts around the room, to the unsettling story of everyone in the world suf...


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