Stephen Jones (ed) - Best New Horror 28 (PS, Nov. 2017)
Acknowledgements Stephen Jones - Introduction: Horror in 2016
Angela Slatter - Pale Tree House Maura McHugh - The Light at the Centre J.T. Glover - En Plein Air Glen Hirshberg - India Blue Peter Bell - Walking with the Cross Richard Christian Matheson - Bedtime Story Darren Speegle - The Symphony of the Normal Reggie Oliver - The Ballet of Dr. Caligari Lynda E. Rucker - Who is This Who is Coming? Stephen Volk - The House That Moved Next Door Dennis Etchison - Princess Lisa Tuttle - A Home in the Sky Brian Hodge - On These Blackened Shores of Time Steve Rasnic Tem - The Enemy Within Mark Samuels - The Court of Midnight Caitlín R. Kiernan - Far from Any Shore Mark Valentine - The Fig Garden Alison Littlewood - White Feathers Michael Marshall Smith - Over to You Kristi DeMeester - In the Dark, Quiet Places Richard Gavin - Mare’s Nest Angela Slatter - The Red Forest
Stephen Jones & Kim Newman - Necrology: 2016 Useful Addresses
Lost track of the series when PS took over publishing duties for #26, but I like the look of this line up, and the uniform EC inspired covers are great fun. Out now/ soon in hard and paperback editions.
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.
PS Publishing's most recent newsletter ,from the end of last week, said that they were sending copies to their mailing unit the next day. So presumably copies should start being sent out around now. Assuming they haven't all been accidentally loaded into a photo-booth.
I'm probably going to grab the ebook version via Amazon.