Posts Tagged ‘What the #@&% Is That’

NEWS: Two Stories from WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? Make the Preliminary Stoker Awards Ballot

Two stories from my anthology What the #@&% is That? (co-edited with Douglas Cohen)—“Only Unclench Your Hand” by Isabel Yap and “The Bad Hour” by Christopher Golden—made the Preliminary Stoker Awards ballot for best Short Fiction. A huge congrats to them both for the honor! You can find the full slate of what made the preliminary ballot at horror.org. The final ballot will be announced February 23, and the the Stoker Awards themselves will be presented at StokerCon 2017, which is being held in Long Beach, CA, April 27-30.

To celebrate this fact, we’ve made both of the stories available for free to read online. Visit the anthology’s FREE READS page to see all of the material from the anthology we have available for free to read online.

REVIEW: “Anthologies of such high quality are rare gems.” —New York Journal of Books, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?

“The wide range of styles, genres, and themes in What the #@&% Is That? make it perfect for finding a new favorite author or discovering upcoming voices in fiction. The three stories mentioned [in our review] are from three newer writers, yet they are some of the strongest and most original in the collection. Anthologies of such high quality are rare gems.” —New York Journal of Books, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? [review]

REVIEW: “Old and new favorites trying to break new and bizarre ground here, making it an incredibly enjoyable read from the dedication page (“For Cthulhu…”) on.” —Barnes & Noble, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT; Editor’s Pick as one of The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections and Anthologies of 2016

“Old and new favorites trying to break new and bizarre ground here, making it an incredibly enjoyable read from the dedication page (“For Cthulhu…”) on.” —Barnes & Noble, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT; Editor’s Pick as one of The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections and Anthologies of 2016 [review]

REVIEW: “If you derive any sort of pleasure from the grotesque, the fanciful, the freakish and unnatural, buy this book.” —IGMS on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?

“If you derive any sort of pleasure from the grotesque, the fanciful, the freakish and unnatural, buy this book.” —IGMS on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? [review]

NEWS: WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? Featured on Wired.com’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast

Me and my co-editor Douglas Cohen appeared in The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy to talk about our new anthology, WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?, and to discuss other “nameless horrors.” [link]

NEWS: WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? is Now Available Wherever Fine Books Are Sold!

WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? is now available!

COVER COPY

Fear of the unknown—it is the essence of the best horror stories, the need to know what monstrous vision you’re beholding and the underlying terror that you just might find out. Now, twenty authors have gathered to ask—and maybe answer—a question worthy of almost any horror tale: “What the #@&% is that?” Join these masters of suspense as they take you to where the shadows grow long, and that which lurks at the corner of your vision is all too real.

COVER

What the #@&% Is That?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction by Douglas Cohen
  • MOBILITY by Laird Barron
  • FOSSIL HEART by Amanda Downum
  • THOSE GADDAM COOKIES by Scott Sigler
  • THE SOUND OF HER LAUGHTER by Simon R. Green
  • DOWN IN THE DEEP AND THE DARK by Desirina Boskovich
  • ONLY UNCLENCH YOUR HAND by Isabel Yap
  • LITTLE WIDOW by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • THE BAD HOUR by Christopher Golden
  • WHAT IS LOST, WHAT IS GIVEN AWAY by John Langan
  • NOW AND FOREVER by D. Thomas Minton
  • #CONNOLLYHOUSE #WESHOULDNTBEHERE by Seanan McGuire
  • THE HOUSE THAT LOVE BUILT by Grady Hendrix
  • WE ALL MAKE SACRIFICES by Jonathan Maberry
  • GHOST PRESSURE by Gemma Files
  • THE DAUGHTER OUT OF DARKNESS by Nancy Holder
  • FRAMING MORTENSEN by Adam-Troy Castro
  • THE CATCH by Terence Taylor
  • HUNTERS IN THE WOOD by Tim Pratt
  • WHOSE DROWNED FACE SLEEPS by An Owomoyela & Rachel Swirsky
  • CASTLEWEEP by Alan Dean Foster
  • Cover Art by Mike Mignola
  • Cover Design by Michael McCartney

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REVIEW: “This anthology’s fusion of literary horror and emotional/psychological depth will appeal to readers tired of formulaic genre fiction.” —Library Journal (Starred Review), on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?

“This anthology’s fusion of literary horror and emotional/psychological depth will appeal to readers tired of formulaic genre fiction. (Starred Review)” —Library Journal, on WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? [review]

NEWS: New Anthology of “The Monstrous and the Macabre,” WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? Announced (Saga, August 2016)

Over on io9, we just announced one of my 2016 anthologies: What the #@&% Is That: The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and Macabre (which I co-edited with Douglas Cohen). It will be published Sept. 20, 2016 by Simon & Schuster’s Saga Press imprint.

COVER (art by Mike Mignola)

WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction by Douglas Cohen
  • Mobility by Laird Barron
  • Fossil Heart by Amanda Downum
  • Those Gaddam Cookies by Scott Sigler
  • The Sound of Her Laughter by Simon R. Green
  • Down in the Deep and the Dark by Desirina Boskovich
  • Only Unclench Your Hand by Isabel Yap
  • Little Widow by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • The Bad Hour by Christopher Golden
  • What is Lost, What is Given Away by John Langan
  • Now and Forever by D. Thomas Minton
  • #connollyhouse #weshouldntbehere by Seanan McGuire
  • The House That Love Built by Grady Hendrix
  • We All Make Sacrifices by Jonathan Maberry
  • Ghost Pressure by Gemma Files
  • The Daughter out of Darkness by Nancy Holder
  • Framing Mortensen by Adam-Troy Castro
  • The Catch by Terence Taylor
  • Hunters in the Wood by Tim Pratt
  • Whose Drowned Face Sleeps by An Owomoyela & Rachel Swirsky
  • Castleweep by Alan Dean Foster

COVER COPY

Fear of the unknown—it is the essence of the best horror stories, the need to know what monstrous vision you’re beholding and the underlying terror that you just might find out. Now, twenty authors have gathered to ask—and maybe answer—a question worthy of almost any horror tale: “What the #@&% is that?” Join these masters of suspense as they take you to where the shadows grow long, and that which lurks at the corner of your vision is all too real.

BUY THE BOOK