Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the MacabrePaula Guran
Edited by Paula Guran.
The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of the past, the more we’ve come to love Halloween — the one time each year when the mundane is overturned in favor of the bizarre, the “other side” is closest, and everyone can become anyone or anything they wish... and sometimes what they don’t. Eighteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrating the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays.
- “Black Dog” by Laird Barron
- “From Dust” by Laura Bickle
- “Angelic” by Jay Caselberg
- “Pumpkin Head Escapes” by Lawrence Connolly
- “All Hallows in the High Hills” by Brenda Cooper
- “We, the Fortunate Bereaved” by Brian Hodge
- “Thirteen” by Stephen Graham Jones
- “Whilst the Night Rejoices Profound and Still” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
- “Trick or Treat” by Nancy Kilpatrick
- “Long Way Home: A Pine Deep Story” by Jonathan Maberry
- “The Mummy’s Kiss” by Norman Partridge
- “All Souls Day” by Barbara Roden
- “And When You Called Us We Came To You” by John Shirley
- “The Halloween Men” by Maria V. Snyder
- “Lesser Fires” by Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem
- “Unternehmen Werwolf” by Carrie Vaughn
- “For the Removal of Unwanted Guests” by A.C. Wise
- “Quadruple Whammy” by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Paula Guran is senior editor for Prime Books. She edited the Juno fantasy imprint from its small press inception through its incarnation as an imprint of Pocket Books. Guran edits the annual Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror series as well as a growing number of other anthologies. In an earlier life she produced weekly email newsletter DarkEcho (winning two Stokers, an IHG award, and a World Fantasy Award nomination), edited Horror Garage (earning another IHG and a second World Fantasy nomination), and has contributed reviews, interviews, and articles to numerous professional publications.