New Release Books by Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow is the author of Screams From the Dark (2022), Echoes (2019), The Devil and the Deep (2020), The Best of the Best Horror of the Year (2018) and other 20 books.

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Screams From the Dark

release date: Jun 07, 2022
Screams From the Dark
Screams From the Dark is a chilling anthology featuring 29 all-original tales of monsters from bestselling and award-winning authors, edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the top editors in horror. From werewolves and vampires, to demons and aliens, the monster is one of the most recognizable figures in horror. But what makes something, or someone, monstrous? In Screams From the Dark, award-winning and up-and-coming authors like Stephen Graham Jones, Richard Kadrey, Cassandra Khaw, and Gemma Files attempt to answer this question. These stories run the gamut from traditional to modern, from mainstream to literary, from familiar monsters to the unknown and unimaginable. This bone-chilling collection has something to please—and spook—everyone, so lock your doors, turn off your lights, and try not to scream.

Echoes

release date: Aug 20, 2019
Echoes
The essential collection of beloved ghost stories, compiled by the editor who helped define the genre—including stories from award-winning, bestselling authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay. Everyone loves a good ghost story, especially Ellen Datlow—the most lauded editor in short works of supernatural suspense and dark fantasy. The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories is her definitive collection of ghost stories. These twenty-nine stories, including all new works from New York Times bestselling authors Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay, span from the traditional to the eclectic, from the mainstream to the literary, from pure fantasy to the bizarrely supernatural. Whether you’re reading alone under the covers with a flashlight, or around a campfire with a circle of friends, there’s something here to please—and spook—everyone. Contributors include: Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Vincent J. Masterson, A.C. Wise, M. Rickert, Seanan McGuire, Lee Thomas, Alison Littlewood, M.L. Siemienowicz, Richard Kadrey, Indrapramit Das, Richard Bowes, Nick Mamatas, Terry Dowling, Aliette de Bodard, Carole Johnstone, Dale Bailey, Stephen Graham Jones, Bracken MacLeod, Garth Nix, Brian Evenson, Jeffrey Ford, Gemma Files, Paul Tremblay, Nathan Ballingrud, Pat Cadigan, John Langan.

The Devil and the Deep

release date: Aug 27, 2020
The Devil and the Deep
WINNER OF THE 2018 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR BEST ANTHOLOGY It's only water, so why should we fear large bodies of it, such as the sea or the ocean? However, when you're all alone, you realize how scary a place it can be. Stranded on a desert island, a young man yearns for objects from his past. A local from a small coastal town in England is found dead as the tide goes out. A Norwegian whaling ship is stranded in the Arctic, its crew threatened by mysterious forces. In the nineteenth century, a ship drifts in becalmed waters in the Indian Ocean, those on it haunted by their evil deeds. A surfer turned diver discovers there are things worse than drowning under the sea. Something from the sea is creating monsters on land. In Devil and the Deep, award-winning editor Ellen Datlow shares an original anthology of horror that covers the depths of the deep blue sea. Whether its tales of murderous pirates who stalk the waters in search of treasure and blood, creatures that haunt the depths below?ones we've only seen in our nightmares, or storms that can swallow you whole, the open water can be a dangerous and terrifying place. With stories from New York Times-bestsellers and award-winning authors such as Seanan McGuire, Christopher Golden, Stephen Graham Jones, and more, Devil and the Deep guarantees you'll think twice before going back into the water.

The Best of the Best Horror of the Year

release date: Oct 02, 2018
The Best of the Best Horror of the Year
***One of Publishers Weekly's ""Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018""*** A group of mountain climbers, caught in the dark, fight to survive their descent; in the British countryside, hundreds of magpies ascend into the sky, higher and higher, until they seem to vanish into the heavens; a professor and his student track a zombie horde in order to research zombie behavior; an all-girl riding school has sinister secrets; a town rails in vain against a curse inflicted upon it by its founders. For more than three decades, editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, has had her finger on the pulse of the horror genre, introducing readers to writers whose tales can unnerve, frighten, and terrify. This anniversary volume, which collects the best stories from the first ten years of her annual The Best Horror of the Year anthology series, includes fiction from award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman, Livia Llewellyn, Laird Barron, Gemma Files, Stephen Graham Jones, and many more. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction―Ellen Datlow Lowland Sea―Suzy McKee Charnas Wingless Beasts―Lucy Taylor The Nimble Men―Glen Hirshberg Little America―Dan Chaon Black and White Sky―Tanith Lee The Monster Makers―Steve Rasnic Tem Chapter Six―Stephen Graham Jones In a Cavern, in a Canyon―Laird Barron Allochthon―Livia Llewellyn Shepherds’ Business―Stephen Gallagher Down to a Sunless Sea―Neil Gaiman The Man from the Peak―Adam Golaski In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos―John Langan The Moraine―Simon Bestwick At the Riding School―Cody Goodfellow Cargo―E.Michael Lewis Tender as Teeth―Stephanie Crawford & Duane Swierczynski Wild Acre―Nathan Ballingrud The Callers―Ramsey Campbell This Stagnant Breath of Change―Brian Hodge Grave Goods―Gemma Files The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine―Peter Straub Majorlena―Jane Jakeman The Days of Our Lives―Adam L. G. Nevill You Can Stay All Day―Mira Grant No Matter Which Way We Turned―Brian Evenson Nesters―Siobhan Carroll Better You Believe―Carole Johnstone About the Authors Acknowledgment of Copyright About the Editor

Mad Hatters and March Hares

release date: Dec 12, 2017
Mad Hatters and March Hares
From master anthologist Ellen Datlow comes an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland. Featuring stories and poems from Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M. Valente, Delia Sherman, Genevieve Valentine, Priya Sharma, Stephen Graham Jones, Richard Bowes, Jeffrey Ford, Angela Slatter, Andy Duncan, C.S.E. Cooney, Matthew Kressel, Kris Dikeman, Jane Yolen, Kaaron Warren, Ysbeau Wilce, and Katherine Vaz.

Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology

release date: Feb 07, 2017
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology
A dazzling anthology of avian-themed fiction guaranteed to frighten and delight, edited by one of the most acclaimed horror anthologists in the genre. Birds are usually loved for their beauty and their song. They symbolize freedom, eternal life, the soul. There’s definitely a dark side to the avian. Birds of prey sometimes kill other birds (the shrike), destroy other birds’ eggs (blue jays), and even have been known to kill small animals (the kea sometimes eats live lambs). And who isn’t disgusted by birds that eat the dead—vultures awaiting their next meal as the life blood flows from the dying. One of our greatest fears is of being eaten by vultures before we’re quite dead. Is it any wonder that with so many interpretations of the avian, that the contributors herein are eager to be transformed or influenced by them? Included in Black Feathers are those obsessed by birds of one type or another. Do they want to become birds or just take on some of the “power” of birds? The presence or absence of birds portends the future. A grieving widow takes comfort in her majestic winged neighbors, who enable her to cope with a predatory relative. An isolated society of women relies on a bird to tell their fortunes. A silent young girl and her pet bird might be the only hope a detective has of tracking down a serial killer in a tourist town. A chatty parrot makes illegal deals with the dying. A troubled man lives in isolation with only one friend for company—a jackdaw. In each of these fictions, you will encounter the dark resonance between the human and avian. You see in yourself the savagery of a predator, the shrewd stalking of a hunter, and you are lured by birds that speak human language, that make beautiful music, that cypher numbers, and seem to have a moral center. You wade into this feathered nightmare, and brave the horror of death, trading your safety and sanity for that which we all seek—the promise of flight.

The Doll Collection

release date: Mar 10, 2015
The Doll Collection
The Doll Collection is exactly what it sounds like: a treasured toy box of all-original dark stories about dolls of all types, including everything from puppets and poppets to mannequins and baby dolls. Featuring everything from life-sized clockwork dolls to all-too-human Betsy Wetsy-type baby dolls, these stories play into the true creepiness of the doll trope, but avoid the clichés that often show up in stories of this type. Master anthologist Ellen Datlow has assembled a list of beautiful and terrifying stories from bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Pat Cadigan, Tim Lebbon, Richard Kadrey, Genevieve Valentine, and Jeffrey Ford. The collection is illustrated with photographs of dolls taken by Datlow and other devoted doll collectors from the science fiction and fantasy field. The result is a star-studded collection exploring one of the most primal fears of readers of dark fiction everywhere, and one that every reader will want to add to their own collection. Stories in this anthology by: Stephen Gallagher, Joyce Carol Oates, Gemma Files, Pat Cadigan, Lucy Sussex, Tim Lebbon, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Stephen Graham Jones, Miranda Siemienowicz, Mary Robinette Kowal, Richard Bowes, Genevieve Valentine, Richard Kadrey, Veronica Schanoes, John Langan, Jeffrey Ford At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

After

release date: Oct 09, 2012
After
Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature explore the lives of teen protagonists raised in catastrophe''s wake—whether set soon after disaster or decades later. New York Times bestselling authors Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Carrie Ryan, Beth Revis, and Jane Yolen are among the many popular and award-winning storytellers lending their talents to this original and spellbinding anthology.

Teeth

release date: Apr 05, 2011
Teeth
The first bite is only the beginning. Twenty of today's favorite writers explore the intersections between the living, dead, and undead. Their vampire tales range from romantic to chilling to gleeful—and touch on nearly every emotion in between. Neil Gaiman's vampire-poet in "Bloody Sunrise" is brooding, remorseful, and lonely. Melissa Marr's vampires make a high-stakes game of possession and seduction in "Transition." And in "Why Light?" Tanith Lee's lovelorn vampires yearn most of all for the one thing they cannot have—daylight. Drawn from folk traditions around the world, popular culture, and original interpretations, the vampires in this collection are enticingly diverse. But reader beware: The one thing they have in common is their desire for blood. . . .

Haunted Legends

release date: Sep 14, 2010
Haunted Legends
Winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology! Darkly thrilling, these twenty new ghost stories have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories, but each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from the world over. Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Jeffrey Ford, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin Kiernan, Catherynne M. Valente, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, and thirteen other fine writers to create stories unlike any they've written before. Tales to make readers shiver with fear, jump at noises in the night, keep the lights on. These twenty nightmares, brought together by two renowned editors of the dark fantastic, are delightful visions sure to send shivers down the spines of horror readers.

A Wolf at the Door

release date: Jun 24, 2013
A Wolf at the Door
Did you ever wonder what happened to the seven dwarfs after Snow White ditched them, or what life was like for the giant in "Jack and the Beanstalk?" Can you imagine a wicked stepsister who really gets what she deserves, and a Cinderella who isn't dainty, but actually rather plump? Then this is the book for you. All the fairy tales you've heard over and over again are revisted here, made new by award-winning fantasy and science fiction authors: Garth Nix tells a twisted new version of "Hansel and Gretel," Nancy Farmer shows us what life was like for the princess's magical horse, Gregory Maguire provides a side of the seven dwarfs you've never seen, and Neil Gaiman lays out the "Instructions" that fairy tales should have taught you. In all, thirteen new stories are born from old fairy tales, some disturbing and dark, others strange and funny, but each offering something original and unexpected -- and as surprising as a wolf at the door.

Inferno

release date: Mar 31, 2009
Inferno
As stated in her introduction to Inferno, Ellen Datlow asked her favorite authors for stories that would "provide the reader with a frisson of shock, or a moment of dread so powerful it might cause the reader outright physical discomfort; or a sensation of fear so palpable that the reader feels compelled to turn on the bright lights and play music or seek the company of others to dispel the fear." Mission accomplished. Datlow has produced a collection filled with some of the most powerful voices in the field: Pat Cadigan, Terry Dowling, Jeffrey Ford, Christopher Fowler, Glen Hirshberg, K. W. Jeter, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lucius Shepard, to name a few. Each author approaches fear in a different way, but all of the stories' characters toil within their own hell. An aptly titled anthology, Inferno will scare the pants off readers and further secure Ellen Datlow's standing as a preeminent editor of modern horror. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Twists of the Tale

release date: Feb 02, 2009
Twists of the Tale
In ancient Egypt they were worshiped. In the Middle Ages they were crucified. From a gentle purr to a sudden scratch, enter the dark, secret world of the creature who is definitely not man's best friend - and who likes it just fine that way. In this extraordinary collection, twenty-four master storytellers look into the inscrutable eyes of felis catus, and see a reflection of the frightening, the fantastic, and the bizarre. From birds' feet left at your door to a howl in the night, from a preen to a pounce, find out who they really are... if you dare.

The Coyote Road

release date: Jan 08, 2009
The Coyote Road
Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature. Twenty-six authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages, (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world—each surprising, engrossing, and thought provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road, like its companions The Green Man (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Faery Reel (a World Fantasy Award Finalist), is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantasy fiction.

Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 88

release date: Dec 31, 1998
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 88
Here is a splendid selection of horror and fantasy stories by Ramsey Campbell, Jane Yolen, Nancy Kress, Thomas Disch, Gene Wolfe and many more writers. Recommended reading lists and selected poetry complete the volume.

A Whisper of Blood

release date: Oct 01, 1995
A Whisper of Blood
A collection of eighteen vampire tales includes the works of such popular authors as Robert Silverberg, Suzy McKee Charnas, Jonathan Carroll, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, David J. Schow, and Pat Cadigan. Reissue. K.

The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction

release date: Jan 01, 1989
The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction
Culled from the pages of "Omni" magazine, these seventeen science fiction short stories include masterworks by such noted authors as John Crowley, Robert Zelazny, and Alfred Bester

Faery Reel

release date: Feb 01, 2006
Faery Reel
Some of today's best fantasists draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature in this companion anthology to the World Fantasy Finalist The Green Man. Authors include Tanith Lee, Holly Black, and Neil Gaiman.

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers

release date: Sep 23, 1998
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers
A stunning anthology of sensuous short fiction and magical erotica explores the seductive world of mysterious, mythic sirens-- men and women--who draw us into a forbidden zone of fantasy and desire, in works by Jane Yolen, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Swanwick, Tanith Lee, and other outstanding writers. Original.

The Beastly Bride

The Beastly Bride
What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in common? They are all shapechangers. In The Beastly Bride, acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring together original stories and poems from a stellar lineup of authors including Peter S. Beagle, Ellen Kushner, Jane Yolen, Lucius Shepard, and Tanith Lee, as well as many new, diverse voices. Terri Windling provides a scholarly, yet accessible introduction, and Charles Vess's decorations open each story. From Finland to India, the Pacific Northwest to the Hamptons, shapechangers are part of our magical landscapeùand The Beastly Bride is sure to be one of the most acclaimed anthologies of the year.

Fearful Symmetries

Fearful Symmetries
From Ellen Datlow, award-winning and genre-shaping editor of more than fifty anthologies, and twenty of horror's established masters and rising stars, comes an all-original look into the beautiful, terrible, tragic, and terrifying. Wander through visions of the most terrible of angels, the Seven who would undo the world. Venture through Hell and back, and lands more terrestrial and darker still. Linger a while in childhoods, and seasons of change by turns tragic and monstrously transformative. Lose yourself amongst the haunted and those who can't let go, in relationships that might have been and never were. Witness in dreams and reflections, hungers and horrors, the shadows cast upon the wall, and linger in forests deep. Come see what burns so bright. . . .

The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction

release date: Feb 01, 1989
The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction
Welcome to the future! From the pages of Omni magazine comes another blockbusting collection of science fiction wonders. Enter the realm of the remarkable and the unpredictablesula K. Le Guinn, Nebula Award-winner Gardner Dozois, William Kotzwinkle and more.

The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction

release date: Jan 01, 1984
The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction
Stories tell of mysterious giants, undersea exploration, precognition, a programmed house, a lunar picnic, visual prosthetics, reincarnation, and an immortality elixir

Black Heart, Ivory Bones

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Black Heart, Ivory Bones
Twenty stories inspired by classic fairy tales.
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