POE'S CHILDREN: The New Horror.

Anthology, signed] Straub, Peter, editor. Ellen Klages and David J. Schow, signed.

ISBN 10: 0385522835 / ISBN 13: 9780385522830
Published by New York: Doubleday, (2008) dj, 2008
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. An anthology of horror and suspense tales selected by Straub to represent what he thinks are the best of the genre over the last two decades. Contributors include Elizabeth Hand, Ramsey Campbell, Jonathan Carroll, Thomas Tessier, David J. Schow, Thomas Ligotti, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, John Crowley, Peter Straub, Joe Hill and more. SIGNED by TWO authors: by Ellen Klages at her story 'The Green Glass Sea' and twice by David Schow on the table of contents and at his story 'Plot Twist.' Notes on the authors. x, 534 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot). Bookseller Inventory # 66945

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Title: POE'S CHILDREN: The New Horror.

Publisher: New York: Doubleday, (2008) dj

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the incomparable master of horror and suspense comes an electrifying collection of contemporary literary horror, with stories from twenty-five writers representing today’s most talented voices in the genre.

Horror writing is usually associated with formulaic gore, but New Wave horror writers have more in common with the wildly inventive, evocative spookiness of Edgar Allan Poe than with the sometimes-predictable hallmarks of their peers. Showcasing this cutting-edge talent, Poe’s Children now brings the best of the genre’s stories to a wider audience. Featuring tales from such writers as Neil Gaiman and Jonathan Carroll, Poe’s Children is Peter Straub’s tribute to the imaginative power of storytelling. Each previously published story has been selected by Straub to represent what he thinks is the most interesting development in our literature during the last two decades.

Selections range from the early Stephen King psychological thriller “The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet,” in which an editor confronts an author’s belief that his typewriter is inhabited by supernatural creatures, to “The Man on the Ceiling,” Melanie and Steve Rasnic Tem’s award-winning surreal tale of night terrors, woven with daylight fears that haunt a family. Other selections include National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon’s “The Bees”; Peter Straub’s “Little Red’s Tango,” the legend of a music aficionado whose past is as mysterious as the ghostly visitors to his Manhattan apartment; Elizabeth Hand’s visionary and shocking “Cleopatra Brimstone”; Thomas Ligotti’s brilliant, mind-stretching “Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story”; and “Body,” Brian Evenson’s disturbing twist on correctional facilities.

Crossing boundaries and packed with imaginative chills, Poe’s Children bears all the telltale signs of fearless, addictive fiction.

About the Author:

PETER STRAUB is the author of seventeen novels, including Ghost Story and Koko, as well as two collaborations with Stephen King. Winner of eight Bram Stoker Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, two World Fantasy Awards, and both a Lifetime Achievement Award and election as a Grand Master from the Horror Writers Association, he lives in New York City.

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