Search Results: "Stephen Jones"


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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 7 by Stephen Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"If you think all horror is hackwork, try this."
The best single horror collection of the year features 26 pieces of short fiction by top writers, as well as a superb review of the year's output in horror writing in the English-speaking world by editor Jones. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES BY WOMEN by Stephen Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Fangs for the memories."
Jones, King of the Horror Editors (The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, 2000, etc.), opens the lid on the first-ever collection of vampire stories by women. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 8 by Stephen Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Outstandingly well-told stories, a kind of subterranean mainstream art, that linger on your brain like Government Inspected Meat stamps."
Eighth in the impressive Best New Horror anthologies and again an outstanding collection, not to be missed by connoisseurs of chopped fingers and chilled blood. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 9 by Stephen Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Enough delectable storytelling to raise the dead for a nightcap of print."
Jones again shows that horror can be as richly felt and well-written as mainstream fiction. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR by Stephen Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"As ever, the finest horror collection going, with no leaning on hackwork."
Horrormeister Jones defends his collections against Internet carpings that he favors British writers in his horror annual. While two thirds of the present one is British, that's not the usual balance. And much British material was first published in the US, while other stuff was taken from e-books and small press publications. Read full book review >

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BEST NEW HORROR 2 by Stephen Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1991

"Not quite as wide-ranging as the first volume (with the incomparably fierce Joe R. Lansdale notably missing, for example)- -but, still, a must for any serious horror collection."
First-rate and generous second entry (Best New Horror, 1990) in what is now clearly the finest horror annual available, distinguished by the editors' literate tastes and vast knowledge of the field. Read full book review >

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BEST NEW HORROR 4 by Stephen Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Again, despite the too-vigorous waving of the Union Jack: the most authoritative and representative volume of what's happening in horror today."
``The undeniable strength of horror fiction,'' say editors Jones and Campbell, ``is the very diversity the field has to offer''—a claim borne out in this rewarding fourth entry in their estimable series. Read full book review >

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BEST NEW HORROR 3 by Stephen Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Not to be missed by any serious fan."
Through intelligent selection and commentary, Jones (ed. Read full book review >

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AUGUST SNOW by Stephen Mack  Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"This mostly terrific debut holds out the promise that we are at the beginning of an excellent new series."
An ex-cop comes home to Detroit and finds himself embroiled in the investigation of a local business magnate's death. Read full book review >

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THE STRING DIARIES by Stephen Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"An enjoyable ride, but the book runs out of energy and surprises just when it should be gaining steam."
If there's anything the frightened characters in Jones' first novel learn, it's not to trust anyone unless they can tell you what you got for your last birthday or what size shoes you wear. Read full book review >

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MY HERO by Stephen Graham Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Intriguing ideas, but teasing out meaning from this confusing presentation becomes a challenge."
A superhero comic and what it signifies to a writer who can't draw becomes the meditative center of this graphic novel. Read full book review >