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    [INDEXED]The Century's Best Horror Fiction

    Editor: John Pelan
    Artist: Alan M. Clark
    Page Count: 706 (Volume One) and 868 (Volume Two)
    Pub. Date: 2011
    ISBN: 1-58767-080-1
    Status: Forthcoming


    Featuring Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Shirley Jackson, Robert Bloch, Charles Beaumont, Jack Ketchum, Gary Brandner, Dennis Etchison, Michael Bishop, Ramsey Campbell, David Schow, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Thomas Ligotti, Robert Aickman, Poppy Z. Brite, Lucy Taylor, Stephen Laws, Brian Hodge, Glen Hirshberg, Tim Lebbon, W.W. Jacobs, H.G. Wells, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, Manly Wade Wellman, Theodore Sturgeon, and nearly six dozen others!

    The Century's Best Horror Fiction
    edited by John Pelan

    Cemetery Dance Publications commissioned a spectacular two-volume anthology project under the editorship of noted author and historian of the horror genre, John Pelan.

    John selected one story published during each year of the 20th Century (1901-2000) as the most notable story of that year — all 100 stories were then collected in this amazing two volume set to be published as The Century's Best Horror Fiction.

    The ground rules were simple: Only one selection per author. Only one selection per year.

    Two huge volumes, one hundred authors, one hundred classic stories, over 700,000 words of fiction -- history in the making!

    Table of Contents:
    1901: Barry Pain -- The Undying Thing
    1902: W.W. Jacobs -- The Monkey's Paw
    1903: H.G.Wells -- The Valley of the Spiders
    1904: Arthur Machen -- The White People
    1905: R. Murray Gilchrist -- The Lover's Ordeal
    1906: Edward Lucas White -- House of the Nightmare
    1907: Algernon Blackwood -- The Willows
    1908: Perceval Landon -- Thurnley Abbey
    1909: Violet Hunt -- The Coach
    1910: Wm Hope Hodgson -- The Whistling Room
    1911: M.R. James -- Casting the Runes
    1912: E.F. Benson -- Caterpillars
    1913: Aleister Crowley -- The Testament of Magdelan Blair
    1914: M. P. Shiel -- The Place of Pain
    1915: Hanns Heinz Ewers -- The Spider
    1916: Lord Dunsany -- Thirteen at Table
    1917: Frederick Stuart Greene -- The Black Pool
    1918: H. De Vere Stacpoole -- The Middle Bedroom
    1919: Ulric Daubeny -- The Sumach
    1920: Maurice Level -- In the Light of the Red Lamp
    1921: Vincent O'Sullivan -- Master of Fallen Years
    1922: Walter de la Mare -- Seaton's Aunt
    1923: George Allen England -- The Thing From--"Outside"
    1924: C.M. Eddy, Jr. -- The Loved Dead
    1925: John Metcalfe -- The Smoking Leg
    1926: H.P. Lovecraft -- The Outsider
    1927: Donald Wandrei -- The Red Brain
    1928: H.R. Wakefield -- The Red Lodge
    1929: Eleanor Scott -- Celui-La
    1930: Rosalie Muspratt -- Spirit of Stonhenge
    1931: Henry S. Whitehead -- Cassius
    1932: David H. Keller -- The Thing in the Cellar
    1933: C.L. Moore -- Shambleau
    1934: L.A. Lewis -- The Tower of Moab
    1935: Clark Ashton Smith -- The Dark Eidolon
    1936: Thorp McCluskey -- The Crawling Horror
    1937: Howard Wandrei -- The Eerie Mr Murphy
    1938: Robert E. Howard -- Pigeons from Hell
    1939: Robert Barbour Johnson -- Far Below
    1940: John Collier -- Evening Primrose
    1941: C.M. Kornbluth -- The Words of Guru
    1942: Jane Rice -- The Idol of the Flies
    1943: Anthony Boucher -- They Bite
    1944: Ray Bradbury -- The Jar
    1945: August Derleth -- Carousel
    1946: Manly Wade Wellman -- Shonokin Town
    1947: Theodore Sturgeon -- Bianca's Hands
    1948: Shirley Jackson -- The Lottery
    1949: Nigel Kneale -- The Pond
    1950: Richard Matheson -- Born of Man & Woman
    1951: Russell Kirk -- Uncle Isiah
    1952: Eric Frank Russell -- I Am Nothing
    1953: Robert Sheckley -- The Altar
    1954: Everil Worrell -- Call Not Their Names
    1955: Robert Aickman -- Ringing the Changes
    1956: Richard Wilson -- Lonely Road
    1957: Clifford Simak -- Founding Father
    1958: Robert Bloch -- That Hell-Bound Train
    1959: Charles Beaumont -- The Howling Man
    1960: Fredric Brown -- The House
    1961: Ray Russell -- Sardonicus
    1962: Carl Jacobi -- The Aquarium
    1963: Robert Arthur -- The Mirror of Cagliostro
    1964: Charles Birkin -- A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
    1965: Jean Ray -- The Shadowy Street
    1966: Arthur Porges -- The Mirror
    1967: Norman Spinrad -- Carcinoma Angels
    1968: Anna Hunger -- Come
    1969: Steffan Aletti -- The Last Work of Pietro Apono
    1970: David A. Riley -- The Lurkers in the Abyss
    1971: Dorothy K. Haynes -- The Derelict Track
    1972: Gary Brandner -- The Price of a Demon
    1973: Eddy C. Bertin -- Like Two White Spiders
    1974: Karl Edward Wagner -- Sticks
    1975: David Drake -- The Barrow Troll
    1976: Dennis Etchison -- It Only Comes Out at Night
    1977: Barry N. Malzberg -- The Man Who Loved the Midnight Lady
    1978: Michael Bishop -- Within the Walls of Tyre
    1979: Ramsey Campbell -- Mackintosh Willy
    1980: Michael Shea -- The Autopsy
    1981: Stephen King -- The Reach
    1982: Fritz Leiber -- Horrible Imagings
    1983: David Schow -- One for the Horrors
    1984: Bob Leman -- The Unhappy Pilgrimage of Clifford M.
    1985: Michael Reaves -- The Night People
    1986: Tim Powers -- Night Moves
    1987: Ian Watson -- Evil Water
    1988: Joe R. Lansdale -- The Night They Missed the Horror Show
    1989: Joel Lane -- The Earth Wire
    1990: Elizabeth Massie -- Stephen
    1991: Thomas Ligotti -- The Glamour
    1992: Poppy Z. Brite -- Calcutta Lord of Nerves
    1993: Lucy Taylor -- The Family Underwater
    1994: Jack Ketchum -- The Box
    1995: Terry Lamsley -- The Toddler
    1996: Caitlín R. Kiernan -- Tears Seven Times Salt
    1997: Stephen Laws -- The Crawl
    1998: Brian Hodge -- As Above, So Below
    1999: Glen Hirshberg -- Mr. Dark's Carnival
    2000: Tim Lebbon -- Reconstructing Amy

    Published in two states:
    Trade Edition hardcovers bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn with a full color dust jacket -- two deluxe volumes ($150)
    Deluxe Traycased Lettered Edition is limited to just 52 copies that will feature a different binding and signatures from as many of the living authors as possible ($1000)

    Production Status:
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    #2
    I can't tell you how excited I am about this book....... What a great idea!

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      #3
      When i look at the list of authors, i am deeply humbled by how much i dont know about early 20th century horror. and i considered myself a fan. this has to be a MUST HAVE ITEM!! ( any chance of a cheep paperback version? )

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        #4
        Originally posted by maxwallnut View Post
        When i look at the list of authors, i am deeply humbled by how much i dont know about early 20th century horror. and i considered myself a fan. this has to be a MUST HAVE ITEM!! ( any chance of a cheep paperback version? )
        Right now, I just want to get the expensive hardcover versions done... But I agree that some kind of paperback editions down the road would be really nice for the general reader and it is something that's on my "let's discuss after 2011 is done" list!

        Brian
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          #5
          Sounds like a perfect ebook title. Of course, I expect you'd have to re-secure the permissions for that???

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            #6
            Originally posted by bsaenz24 View Post
            Sounds like a perfect ebook title. Of course, I expect you'd have to re-secure the permissions for that???
            That we would
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              #7
              This book really seems like it is a must for every Horror fan everywhere!

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                #8
                I am mega excited by this project. Would there ever be a chance a CD slipcase could be made fro both books (together or separate, I'm not sure which would be preferred)? I hope more "classic" anthologies are in store for CD. Can't wait for this one....

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                  #9
                  I've read 43 of these stories already, but to have them in a single collection is...exciting to say the least; I was disappointed when it was pushed back from last year's publishing schedule, but I know it will be worth the wait.
                  "I'm a vegan. "

                  ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                    #10
                    I think they need to do The Century's Second Best Horror Fiction!!! Seriously, out of an entire year, how bad could the second place story be!!! LOL!!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by bsaenz24 View Post
                      I think they need to do The Century's Second Best Horror Fiction!!! Seriously, out of an entire year, how bad could the second place story be!!! LOL!!
                      Not really an endearing title if you're one of the author's of those stories.....
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Dan Hocker View Post
                        Not really an endearing title if you're one of the author's of those stories.....
                        Maybe they could get a little "Runner Up" trophy as their payment?

                        Brian
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                          #13
                          If it became a series, I think it would have to be called "More of the Century's Best Fiction"... Then "Even More" ... "More of Even More"... Etc...
                          OR
                          "The Century's Best Fiction vol. 3," "...4," etc... Two volumes at a time...

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                            #14
                            That's not a bad idea at all.
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                              #15
                              Son of The Century's Best Horror Fiction!

                              Bride of The Century's Best Horror Fiction!

                              Revenge of The Century's Best Horror Fiction!

                              Return to The Planet of The Century's Best Horror Fiction!



                              ...Plenty of titles you guys can use.

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