These most caught my eye amongst the forthcoming batch. Judging from the amount of hits it receives on WordPress, several people found The Mammoth Book of Werewolves difficult to get hold of so full marks to the team for commissioning what looks like a revamped version. Wolf Men is due for publication in November.
Memo to Robinsons: The Mammoth Book Of Horror has won the BFS award more recently than 2002. How about last year, when it narrowly triumphed over the mighty Black Book Of Horror?!!!
Stephen Jones (ed.) - The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men (Robinsons, November 2009)
Find the beast that lurks within, in these 23 tales of terror and transformation
Publication to coincide with release of the big-budget film of The Wolf Man (Universal's classic monster revamped), starring Benito Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.
From an award-winning anthologist – Stephen Jones' The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror won the 2002 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology He is also a winner of the World Fantasy Award and the International Horror Guild Award.
This is the ultimate werewolf anthology, with terrifying tales from classic pulp novellas like Manly Wade Wellman's The Hairy Ones Shall Dance and The Whisperers by Hugh B. Cave, to modern masterpieces such as David Case's The Cell, Clive Barker's Twilight At The Towers and the award-winning Boobs by Suzy McKee Charnas. Also collected are memorable stories by contemporary masters Ramsey Campbell, Les Daniels, Stephen Laws, Scott Bradfield, Dennis Echison, Karl E. Wagner and many, many more.
Praise for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, also edited by Stephen Jones 'The one essential collection people should be forced to read at gun point.' - Time Out 'Horror's last maverick.' - Christopher Fowler.
The annual fright-fest. You already guessed the name contributors, but you may not have seen the cover..
Stephen Jones (ed.) - The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Robinsons, October 2009)
Special 20th-anniversary edition of the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction
The series has won the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award
From the world's most acclaimed horror anthologist
Anticipated annual event for horror fans, young and old - perfect for Halloween.
Here are the year's darkest tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by contemporary masters of the macabre including Ramsey Campbell, Michael Bishop, Christopher Fowler, Tim Lebbon, Brian Lumlley, Ian R. MacLeod, Gary McMahon and Sarah Pinborough. Featuring the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror around the world, an impressively researched necrology and a lot of indispensible contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and aspiring writer alike, this is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction.
Praise for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror series:
'The must-have annual anthology for horror fans.' - Time Out 'One of horror's best.' - Publisher's Weekly 'If you only buy one horror collection, make sure It's this one" - Morpheus Tales.
One for all you Paranormal Romance fans (You can't fool me: i've seen you in Waterstones, shuffling furtively in your improbably voluminous plus fours).
Trisha Telep (ed.) - Love Bites (Robinsons, August 2009)
From the biggest names in vampire romance, 24 tales of titillating bloodlust
One of the fastest-growing genres in fiction
Top names include Jennifer Ashley, Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kittredge, Diane Whiteside and Eileen Wilks.
Compiled by an expert in the genre, a follow-up to The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance and The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance.
This bloodthirsty new selection of vampire short stories — compellingly original, wholly unexpected, from award-winning New York Times bestselling authors — features the specialist skills of Jennifer Ashley, Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kittredge, Diane Whiteside, Eileen Wilks and many others. Within these pages you'll encounter vampires who'd feel right at home in a horror story or gothic romance; historical vampires and contemporary, gritty, urban vampires; fang-in-cheek comedy, boy-meets-girl sweetheart stories (if a little bloodier!) and erotic tales of inhuman passions and midnight pleasures. Look out too for short stories based on existing, familiar series; fantasy that develops more fully those characters whom you've only met before in walk-on parts.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.