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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Mammoth Books) Paperback – 24 Sep 2009

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (24 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845299329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845299323
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 530,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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You need it in your collection like a shotgun during a zombie apocalypse. There are some amazing stories here ... An incredible book. (SFX Magazine)

The must-have annual anthology for horror fans. (Time Out)

Buy it or you are missing out. (Morpheus Tales)

Definitely a worthwhile purchase for the shelf of any horror fan. (SFRevu.com)

Every single tale had me gripped and slightly shaken ... I'll be making very
sure that I'm around for 'The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21'.

(Graemesfantasybookreview.com)

The stories in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Twenty are proof that horror is still a healthy and viable genre yielding up its share of gems every year. .. it makes the best snapshot we have for horror in any given year. (Stefan Dziemianowicz Locus)

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The 20th-anniversary edition of the world’s premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction.

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It's tempting to say, with this being the 20th Anniversary Edition, that Best New Horror has reached a new watershed in the quality of its selections -

- but in reality that happened last year, with the arrival of newcomers Gary McMahon, Simon Strantzas and Simon Kurt Unsworth (two of whom make a reappearance this year). Mark Samuels, too, is a relative newcomer although, remarkably, he actually made his debut in this annual showcase series 5 years ago.

If you're scratching your head and saying, "I've never came across any of these names in my local bookshop" then you can be forgiven, for so far these gentleman have only been able to learn their craft within the independent small press publishers (alas, few new women writers in recent years are making a name for themselves in modern horror fiction, although one - Allyson Bird - recently won Best Short Fiction Collection for "Bull Running for Girls" from the British Fantasy Society). Other names in this year's edition, such as Tim lebbon and Sarah Pinborough, will be familiar to readers of Leisure Books' long running horror fiction line. It may, however, come as a surprise to many to know that, despite Leisure's consistent publication schedule and wide distribution, they are in fact an independent publisher...

... meaning that, currently, none of the major league London or New York publishers (those part of international conglomerates) has a horror fiction imprint.

This, then, is why Stephen Jones's "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror" series is so vital (even more so given the abrupt cancellation, after 21 years, by St.
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I found the stories in this anthology to be distinctly average, with the exception of the Tanith Lee and Stephen King submissions.

What really annoyed me is, the huge amount of space given over to lengthy sections summarizing the events of the year (film, TV and written) in the world of horror / fantasy and an obituaries section, which, if you are reading the item on a Kindle, are highly annoying to wade through.

All in all, average stories and far too much padding.
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I bought one of these books a while ago,and as I said above they have a very long introduction,just telling you about what it to come on in other words its just padding,so I wont be buying an other one,until they stop doing this............
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A good read.
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right went back to this book to take another look, you still have to trawl through 16% of the book before you get to the first story, began reading it again, but still maintain it does not hold my interest and i am thinking of discarding it again.so my conclusion is some good tales and some are quite baffling.not for me i am afraid.
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