In the first entry of the Dark Descent series, Hugo Award winning editor David G. Hartwell presents The Color of Evil , an anthology of nineteen superb stories of dark fantasy and horror from writing legends such as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Shirley Jackson. From witches to ghosts to incomprehensible cosmic horrors, these authors dare readers to confront dark forces that are out of their control.
Each story includes a insightful introduction explaining the evolution of horror fiction and each author's place within the genre. A collection of spine-tingling stories from masters of the craft, sure to leave you on the edge of your seat for days.
ContentsThe reach / Stephen King
Evening primrose / John Collier
The ash-tree / M.R. James
The new mother / Lucy Clifford
There's a long, long trail a-winding / Russell Kirk
The call of Cthulhu / H.P. Lovecraft
The summer people / Shirley Jackson
The whimper of whipped dogs / Harlan Ellison
Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mr. Justice Harbottle / J. Sheridan Le Fanu
The crowd / Ray Bradbury
The autopsy / Michael Shea
John Charrington's wedding / E. Nesbit
Sticks / Karl Edward Wagner
Larger than oneself / Robert Aickman
Belsen Express / Fritz Leiber
Yours truly, Jack the Ripper / Robert Bloch
If Damon comes / Charles L. Grant
Vandy, Vandy / Manly Wade Wellman.
|Series||The dark descent ; vol. 1|
Horror tales, American.
Horror tales, English.
|Publisher|| New York :2016
Hartwell, David G.,
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"This book first appeared as part of the Tor hardcover The dark descent"--Title page verso.
438 pages ; 17 cm.