[PDF] The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 author Karl Edward Wagner
This book should be renamed The Year s WORST Horror I ve never read such a lousy compilation in my life There was one maybe two decent sto Introduction What s in a NameThe Yougoslaves by Robert BlochTight Little Stitches In A Dead Man s Back by Joe R LansdaleApples by Ramsey CampbellDead White Women by William F WuCrystal by Charles L GrantRetirement by Ron LemingThe Man Who Did Trick With Glass by Ron WolfeBird in a Wrought Iron Cage by John Alfred TaylorThe Olympic Runner by Dennis EtchisonTake the A Train by Wayne Allen SalleeThe Foggy Foggy Dew by Joel LaneThe Godmother by
Tina RathPale Trembling Youth by WH Pugmire and Jessica Amanda SalmonsonRed Light RathPale Trembling Youth by WH Pugmire and Jessica Amanda SalmonsonRed Light David J SchowIn The Hour Before Dawn by Brad SticklandNecros by Brian LumleyTattoos by Jack DannAcuiring A Family by R Chetwynd HayesI didn t find this book uite as good as the three other books I read in this series I lost interest in reading the story The Foggy Foggy Dew The Joe Lansdale story is a ost nuclear apocalypse story with
plants This sort of was done decades before by John WyndhamThe Olympic Runner by Dennis Etchison is I think about a woman dealing with some stressful things she is recently divorced raising kids and trying to find a daughter who ran away According to the Acknowledgement section of the book this story first appeared in Fantasy Tales But I fail to see the fantastical element in the story The Yougoslaves by Robert Bloch is a fine contributio. CONTENTSIntroduction What's in a Name • essay by Karl Edward WagnerThe Yougoslaves • 1986 • novelette by Robert BlochTight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back • 1986 • shortstory by Joe R LansdaleApples • 1986 • shortstory by Ramsey CampbellDead White Women • 1986 • shortstory by William F WuCrystal • 1986 • shortstory by Charles L GrantRetirement • 1986 • shorts. N A young gang of thieves steals a key from a manKiller Plants This Sort Of
This gang messed with the wrong guy The man is a certaingang messed with the wrong guy The man is a certain who can act refined at times but also deadly at other times especially at night Red Light by David J Schow I mentally Brainwashing of the German Nation paired this story with the Fritz Leiber story The Girl with the Hungry Eyes In the Leiber story a model is asychic vampire In the Schow story a modelactress is Encounters with Rauschenberg: (A Lavishly Illustrated Lecture) psychically drained when viewedI took an interest in the story Take The A Train by Wayne Allen Salle for it takeslace in my hometown of Chicago I know uite well the Chicago references in the story This story is a seuel to Salle s Rapid Transit which I haven t read yet Done with this for nowMaybe I ll read in black January or FebruaryMoving on Time Is Tight to uote Booker T and the MGs A little weak this year The John Alfred Taylor story was the best There are a few REALLY stand out stories here Bloch s The Yugoslaves Pale Trembling Youth by W H Pugmire and Jessica Amanda Salmonson and Acuiring a Family by R Cetwynd Hayes being three of the best of the best But the clincher the one story worth getting the whole book for is Brad Strickland s In the Hour Before Dawn That story is so simple yet so disturbing and weird with such a fantastic ending that it cannot be forgotten The bones of that story will be the basis of what I tell my audience ifwhenever I find myself in a situation that calls for a fire side scary tale Once again amazed at the variet. Tory by Ron LemingThe Man Who Did Tricks With Glass • 1986 • shortstory by Ron WolfeBird in a Wrought Iron Cage • 1986 • shortstory by John Alfred TaylorThe Olympic Runner • 1986 • novelette by Dennis EtchisonTake the A Train • Dennis Cassady • 1986 • shortstory by Wayne Allen SalleeThe Foggy Foggy Dew • 1986 • shortstory by Joel LaneThe Godmother • 1986 • shortst. Y of stories in the Karl Edward Wagner collections If I d discovered
About Ten Years Agoten years ago Anyone to the horror genre especially young could do far worse than cutting their teeth on these stories In fact it s a shame I imagine it d be a Rights nightmare that somehow all of these anthologies and the Shadows Whispers and Masues collections couldn t be released as ebooks for a younger horror generation On Vögeln ist schön: Die Sexrevolte von 1968 und was von ihr bleibt page 172 of 300 the first story is my favorite The rest have been boring endings reallyathetically written I ersonally wouldn t recommend this book I love horror storiesmovies but this isn t scary freaky or entertaining Disappointed Three and a half stars When I was 12 years old I got my hands on The Year s Best Horror Stories Volume 18 and I remember the cover erfectly a head getting sueezed between converging walls That was my first introduction to Karl Edward Wagner hahaI think these stories were from 1986 and have some of my favorites David Schow Brian Lumley and also a lot of forgettable stories My favorite was called Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage about an evil disembodied hand that Social Media and Social Movements: The Transformation of Communication Patterns predicts stocks and deaths for its owners and ends with a devilish flourish after being told when he will die the last owner decides tout the fucking hand into a fire to see which one will die first Hahaha fuck yeahAnyway these should really be reissued as ebooks what s the oint in not doing that for everything that s out of rint. Ory by Tina RathPale Trembling Youth • 1986 • shortstory by W H Pugmire and Jessica Amanda Salmonson aka Pale Trembling YouthRed Light • 1986 • novelette by David J SchowIn the Hour Before Dawn • 1986 • shortstory by Brad StricklandNecros • 1986 • shortstory by Brian LumleyTattoos • 1986 • novelette by Jack DannAcuiring a Family • 1986 • novelette by R Chetwynd Haye.