The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight

by Ellen Datlow
Release date: June 2016
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, anthology

Edited by Ellen Datlow.

For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the eighth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night.

Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as:

Neil Gaiman
Kim Stanley Robinson
Stephen King
Linda Nagata
Laird Barron
Margo Lanagan
And many others

With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.


  • “We Are All Monsters Here” by Kelley Armstrong
  • “Universal Horror” by Stephen Graham Jones
  • “Slaughtered Lamb” by Tom Johnstone
  • “In a Cavern, In a Canyon” by Laird Barron
  • “Between the Pilings” by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • “Snow” by Dale Bailey
  • “Indian Giver” by Ray Cluley
  • “My Boy Builds Coffins” by Gary McMahon
  • “The Woman in the Hill” by Tamsyn Muir
  • “Underground Economy” by John Langan
  • “The Rooms Are High” by Reggie Oliver
  • “All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck” by Kate Jonez
  • “Lord of the Sand” by Stephen Bacon
  • “Wilderness” by Letitia Trent
  • “Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma
  • “Descent” by Carmen Maria Machado
  • “Hippocampus” by Adam Nevill
  • “Black Dog” by Neil Gaiman
  • “The 21st Century Shadow” by Stephanie M. Wytovich
  • “This Stagnant Breath of Change” by Brian Hodge
updated 2017-01-21

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