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When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson by [Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Carmen Maria Machado, Paul Tremblay, Ellen Datlow]
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"18 outstanding, atmospheric horror shorts from some of the biggest names in the genre ... Any fan of Jackson’s oeuvre will delight in this anthology." – Publishers Weekly starred review

"Other stories are equally memorable, but for me, the outstanding one is Skinder's Veil, a breathtaking blend of fairytale, dream and reality by the incomparable Kelly Link." – The Guardian

"A joy for Jackson fans, but no Jackson knowledge is needed to enjoy this anthology. A gem in its own right." – SFX

"If you're a fan of Shirley Jackson, you're bound to find something here that moves you the way her stories did." – LitReactor

"Perfect to dip in and out of as the nights draw in" – Culturefly

"In short, another great anthology assembled by Ellen Datlow." – Horror Tree

"No one consistently delivers like Datlow does." – Horror DNA

"This anthology is classic horror in its appearance, but in the inside has modern sensitivities with standout prose. Shirley Jackson would’ve been proud" – Last Sentence

"Compiling a short story anthology that caters to a wide audience’s taste is no small feat. Ellen Datlow has done a brilliant job of curating a selection of stories which are not only varied in style and topic, but of high quality. Whether you prefer your creepiness level at one or eleven, with a good dose of blood and gore or just with a hint of psychological suspense, you will find a favourite which appeals to your taste in this collection." – Crime Fiction Lover

"Unsettling, disquieting, even disorienting... This collection is special. Somewhere, Shirley Jackson is peering over those glasses of hers, one eyebrow raised, a sly smile on her lips" – Dave Writes and Draws

"Even the most voracious of readers is sure to be swept away by the sheer magnitude of talent on display in When Things Get Dark." – Phantastiqa

"Datlow did it again... every piece was entertaining" – Happy Horror Writer

"If you are looking for an overview of what the current literary horror world looks like, this is a fantastic example" – California Reading

"[A] successful endeavour that shows just how much of an influence Shirley Jackson had with her writing" – Zachary Houle

"A thrilling encounter with the uncanny courtesy of the some of the best contemporary horror writers." – End of the Words

"From haunting to eerie to downright terrifying, there is something for every reader" – Mandy McHugh

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this anthology [..] so I have no hesitation in recommending it." – Stephen Bacon

"These stories really linger in the back of my mind - like they're creating a space of their own in my memory" – Girl Who Reads

"Hands-down, my favorite anthology I’ve ever read." – Quaint and Curious Volumes

About the Author

Ellen Datlow is a multi-award winning editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for forty years, initially as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short stories and novellas for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited about one hundred science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year series, The Doll Collection, Mad Hatters and March Hares, Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, and Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles.s, and Body Shocks. She lives in New York. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08SW4P3YD
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Titan Books (September 28, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 28, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2270 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 382 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

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Paul Tremblay is the author of the Bram Stoker Award and Locus Award winning THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, winner of the British Fantasy Award DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL'S ROCK, and Bram Stoker Award/Massachusetts Book Award winning A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS. A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS is in development with Focus Features. He's also the author of the novels The Little Sleep, No Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey's Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones).

His newest book is the short story collection GROWING THINGS AND OTHER STORIES.

His essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and numerous &quot;year's best&quot; anthologies. He is the co-editor of four anthologies including Creatures: Thirty Years of Monster Stories (with John Langan). Paul is on the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts, has a master's degree in Mathematics, and has no uvula. You can find him online at www.paultremblay.net. twitter: @paulgtremblay

He is represented by Stephen Barbara, InkWell Management.

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