To sleep and perchance to dream . . . of the horrors within these thirty stories!
Be warned: do not read this book after dark. Here lie the stories that gave their own authors nightmares—things that go bump at night, hauntings that lurk in the back of the mind. This mammoth-sized anthology of superior horror stories—both in the supernatural and psychological realm—will leave a lasting chill down your spine long after you have closed the book, shut off the lights, and ducked under the covers. And as you try to get yourself off to sleep, who knows what dreams may come . . .?
In this somnambulistic collection, award-winning editor Stephen Jones asks the biggest names in horror fiction to choose their own favorite stories and novellas that, for one reason or another, they feel have been unjustly overlooked or ignored.
Featuring such legendary authors of the night as Neil Gaiman, Brian Lumley, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Michael Marshall Smith, Hugh B. Cave, Dennis Etchison, and more, The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories catches those skin-crawling moments between the realms of wakefulness and sleep, opening the door to the darkest places in your mind.
SubtitleTwisted Tales Not to Be Read at Night!
AuthorEdited by Stephen Jones
Published5 February 2019
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
Stephen Jones is a Hugo Award nominee, and the winner of four World Fantasy Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, five Bram Stoker Awards, twenty-one British Fantasy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. One of Britain’s most acclaimed horror and dark fantasy writers and editors, he has more than 145 books to his credit, including The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History, The Lovecraft Squad and Zombie Apocalypse! series, and twenty-eight volumes of Best New Horror anthologies. You can visit his web site at www.stephenjoneseditor.com or follow him on Facebook at stephenjones-editor.
“Edited by the prolific and reliable Stephen Jones . . . strong stuff by modern horror stars like Poppy Z. Brite, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, and Michael Marshall Smith.”
“A solid collection with a fine and varied assortment of themes and eras . . . I recommend this collection highly.”
—Cemetery Dance Magazine
“Jones really manages to pull it off in high style . . . No small achievement.”
—Realms of Fantasy
“Even before opening the book, there is one guarantee—all the stories will be extremely well written.”