British Fantasy Award 2018.
Edited by Mark Morris.
Fear comes in many forms, and in this anthology some of the genre’s greatest living practitioners drag those fears kicking and screaming into the light. In ‘The Boggle Hole’ by Alison Littlewood an ancient folk tale leads to irrevocable loss. In Josh Malerman’s ‘The House of the Head’ a dollhouse becomes the focus for an incident both violent and inexplicable. In ‘The Abduction Door’ by Christopher Golden a doting father is forced to confront his – and every parent’s – worst nightmare. And in ‘Speaking Still’ Ramsey Campbell suggests that beyond death there may be far worse things waiting than we can ever imagine...
Featuring additional stories by Nina Allan, A.K. Benedict, Chaz Brenchley, Stephen Gallagher, Brady Golden, Muriel Gray, Carole Johnstone, Brian Keene, Stephen Laws, Brian Lillie, Sarah Lotz, Adam Nevill, Kathryn Ptacek, Angela Slatter and Conrad Williams, New Fears is a showcase of the very best fiction that the modern horror genre has to offer. By turns numinous, surreal and gut wrenching, there is something for every reader in this vibrant collection.
The Boggle Hole – Alison Littlewood
Sherpherd's Business – Stephen Gallagher
No Good Deed – Angela Slatter
The Family Car – Brady Golden
Four Abstracts – Nina Allan
Sheltered in Place – Brian Keene
The Fold in the Heart – Chaz Brenchley
Departures – AK Benedict
The Salter Collection – Brian Lillie
Speaking Still – Ramsey Campbell
The Eyes Are White and Quiet – Carole Johnstone
The Embarrassment of Dead Grandmothers – Sarah Lotz
Eumenides (The Benevolent Ladies) – Adam Nevill
Roundabout – Muriel Gray
The House of the Head – Josh Malerman
Succulents – Conrad Williams
Dollies – Kathryn Ptacek
The Abduction Door – Christopher Golden
The Swan Dive – Stephen Laws
Mark Morris (born 1963) is an author most well known for his series of horror novels, although he has also written novels based on the BBC Television series Doctor Who. He currently lives in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, with his wife (the artist Nel Whatmore) and their children, David and Polly. He has used the pseudonym J. M. Morris for the novel Fiddleback.