“The Vampire Masquerade”

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Remember ‘The Mammoth Books of Best New Horror, ed. by Stephen Jones’?—Here are the Tables of Contents & Covers from ALL 29 BOOKS!

If you’re like me, you love a good horror series. Hell, series are cool, period, right? I remember my 1970s collection of The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor! I treasured those 19 or 20 comics. Add the amazing artwork and illustrations that a series often comes with, and they’re great! Throw in a great editor and the really good writers, telling their most frightening stories—and series are fantastic!!

I have been collecting Stephen Jones’ The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror since around 2003 and I finally have them all in either hard copy or digital editions. But having more isn’t always easier! I’m always going: Where did I place that oneC089D993-CCD7-414C-8192-28266BBD6C47 book with the killer vampire story in it? Or which book was that crazy story about the “sticks” in? you know by Wagner?

Well, now-a-days it’s very easy to look things up and put a quick name to a book to a page number … and find just what you’re looking for. But back in the day? It was a treasure hunt!

But look no further—because here is the ultimate Master List (thank you ISFDB & StephenJoneseditor.com) of Tables of Contents from all 28 anthologies!—and the covers!*—almost three decades of great short horror fiction! “That’s gotta be like forty-eight hundred teeth!”

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Indeed.

(*If an edition had more than one cover, I’ve included both below.)


The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 1, 1990

 

Table of Contents

xiii • Introduction: Horror in 1989 • [Horror in … Introductions] • (1990) • essay by Stephen Jones and Ramsey Campbell
1 • Pin • (1989) • short story by Robert R. McCammon
8 • The House on Cemetery Street • (1988) • novelette by Cherry Wilder
33 • The Horn • (1989) • novelette by Stephen Gallagher
57 • Breaking Up • (1989) • short story by Alex Quiroba
66 • It Helps If You Sing • (1989) • short story by Ramsey Campbell
75 • Closed Circuit • (1989) • novelette by Laurence Staig
93 • Carnal House • (1989) • short story by Steve Rasnic Tem
104 • Twitch Technicolor • (1989) • short story by Kim Newman
115 • Lizaveta • (1988) • novelette by Gregory Frost
144 • Snow Cancellations • (1989) • short story by Donald R. Burleson
154 • Archway • (1989) • novelette by Nicholas Royle
176 • The Strange Design of Master Rignolo • (1989) • short story by Thomas Ligotti
189 • …To Feel Another’s Woe • (1989) • short story by Chet Williamson
205 • The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneaux • (1989) • novelette by Robert Westall
236 • No Sharks in the Med • (1989) • novelette by Brian Lumley
275 • Mort au Monde • (1989) • short story by D. F. Lewis
279 • Blanca • (1989) • novelette by Thomas Tessier
303 • The Eye of the Ayatollah • (1990) • short story by Ian Watson
312 • At First Just Ghostly • [Kane] • (1989) • novella by Karl Edward Wagner
370 • Bad News • (1989) • short story by Richard Laymon
383 • Necrology: 1989 (Best New Horror) • [Necrology (Jones & Newman)] • (1990) • essay by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman


The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 2, 1991

 

Table of Contents

xvii • Introduction: Horror in 1990 • [Horror in … Introductions] • essay by Stephen Jones and Ramsey Campbell
1 • The First Time • (1990) • short story by K. W. Jeter
14 • A Short Guide to the City • (1990) • short story by Peter Straub
25 • Stephen • (1990) • novelette by Elizabeth Massie
47 • The Dead Love You • (1989) • short story by Jonathan Carroll
60 • Jane Doe #112 • (1990) • short story by Harlan Ellison
70 • Shock Radio • (1990) • short story by Ray Garton
89 • The Man Who Drew Cats • (1990) • short story by Michael Marshall Smith
105 • The Co-Op • (1990) • short story by Melanie Tem
115 • Negatives • (1990) • short story by Nicholas Royle
126 • The Last Feast of Harlequin • [Cthulhu Mythos] • (1990) • novelette by Thomas Ligotti
159 • 1/72nd Scale • (1990) • novelette by Ian R. MacLeod
185 • Cedar Lane • (1990) • short story by Karl Edward Wagner
194 • At a Window Facing West • (1990) • short story by Kim Antieau
205 • Inside the Walled City • (1990) • novelette by Garry Kilworth
222 • On the Wing • (1990) • short story by Jean-Daniel Brèque
230 • Firebird • (1990) • novelette by J. L. Comeau
252 • Incident on a Rainy Night in Beverly Hills • (1990) • novelette by David J. Schow
272 • His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood • [Cthulhu Mythos] • (1990) • short story by Poppy Z. Brite

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Current Read: 20th-Century Ghosts—A Collection of Award-Winning Ghost Stories by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King!) …

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Stephen King had a son?

Yes. In fact, King had two sons; and a daughter. Both sons, Joe (see below) and Owen (see: https://owen-king.com/ ) are writers. This post is about Joe Hillstrom King (aka. Joe Hill).2F079018-D3A8-4B46-818E-28CAAEAD7174

You’ll recognize the family resemblance in the photo below. But, damn, can Joe Hill write a mean ghost story!

The story goes he published this on his own without any influence from Stephen King which is commendable. So for, what, a decade? Joe Hill wrote on faith that his own talent would garner a name for himself.

And you know what? It did.

Hill is the very successful author of the novels The Heart-Shaped Box (scared the @%#* outta me); Horns (made into a great film starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe); a hauntingly clever take on the vampire novel, N0S4A2 (“Nosferatu”); and The Fireman (also made into a feature film).

I’m starting out with this story: “You Will Hear the Locusts Sing” (above photo), partly because I hate locusts. Then, there’s the Bible plague (yuk); and the Exorcist II where James Earl Jones plays that African prince who commands the dreaded things and the camera is on the little locust back of one of them in some ingenious new film technique as it flies across the continent and oceans as the demon Pazuzu!).

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I’ve also heard a lot of good things about the story out on the grapevine. I’ll circle back and do a review of the collection! Hope you’ll pick up a copy and join me!

To read is to be.

Namaste.

Links

Joe’s Website

https://www.joehillfiction.com/#intro

Reviews

http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/reviews/20th-century-ghosts-by-joe-hill/

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Vampyres, Lord Byron to Count Dracula, ed. by Christopher Frayling, TOC

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Table of Contents

3 • Introduction (The Vampyre: Lord Ruthven to Count Dracula) • (1978) • essay by Christopher Frayling
87 • A Voyage to the Levant (excerpt) • (1702) • short fiction by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
92 • The Vampires of Hungry and Surrounding Regions • (1978) • essay by Augustin Calmet (trans. of Vampires de la Hongrie et de ses alentours 1749)
105 • The Vampyre • (1810) • poem by John Stagg
107 • The Vampyre • [Lord Ruthven] • (1936) • novelette by Dr. John William Polidori (variant of The Vampyre: A Tale 1819)
126 • Fragment of a Story • (1819) • short fiction by Lord George Gordon Byron (variant of Fragment of a Novel)
131 • A Visit to the Theatre (excerpt) • (1978) • short fiction by Alexandre Dumas
145 • Varney the Vampire (excerpt) • [Varney the Vampyre (excerpts)] • (1847) • short fiction by James Malcolm Rymer
165 • Wake Not the Dead • (1823) • novelette by Ernst Raupach (trans. of Laßt die Todten ruhen 1822) [as by Johann Ludwig Tieck]
190 • Aurelia • (1978) • short story by E. T. A. Hoffmann (trans. of Vampirismus 1821)
208 • What Was It? • (1859) • short story by Fitz-James O’Brien
221 • A Kiss of Judas • (1893) • novelette by Julian Osgood Field [as by X. L.]
253 • The Family of the Vourdalak • (1978) • novelette by Алексей Константинович Толстой? (trans. of La famille du vourdalak 1838) [as by Alexis Tolstoy]
280 • The Fate of Madame Cabanel • (1880) • short story by Eliza Lynn Linton [as by Elizabeth Lynn Linton]
297 • The Genesis of Dracula • (1991) • essay by Christopher Frayling
303 • The Working Papers for Dracula • (1991) • essay by Bram Stoker and Christopher Frayling
317 • Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia (excerpt) • (1820) • short fiction by William Wilkinson
317 • The Bram Stoker’s Research Papers for Dracula • (1991) • essay by Christopher Frayling
319 • Transylvanian Superstitions • (1885) • essay by Emily Gerard [as by Emily de Laszowska Gerard]
327 • The Land Beyond the Forest (excerpt) • (1865) • short fiction by Charles Boner
331 • Round About the Carpathians (excerpt) • (1878) • short fiction by Andrew F. Crosse
335 • On the Track of the Crescent (excerpt) • (1885) • short fiction by Major E. C. Johnson
342 • Book of Were-Wolves (excerpt) • (1865) • short fiction by Sabine Baring-Gould [as by S. Baring-Gould]
351 • Dracula’s Guest • [Dracula] • (1914) • short story by Bram Stoker
364 • Dracula (excerpt) • [Dracula Excerpts] • (1897) • short fiction by Bram Stoker
390 • Psychopathis Sexualis (excerpt) • (1886) • short fiction by Richard von Krafft-Ebing
398 • On the Vampire (excerpt) • (1978) • short fiction by Ernest Jones
424 • Bibliography (The Vampyre: Lord Ruthven to Count Dracula) • (1978) • essay by uncredited

In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914, ed. by Leslie Klinger, TOC w/ Artwork Credits

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Table of Contents

iv •  In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914 (frontispiece) • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
xiii • Introduction (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger
1 • John Polidori (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
4 •  John Polidori • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
5 • The Vampyre • [Lord Ruthven] • (1970) • novelette by Dr. John William Polidori (variant of The Vampyre: A Tale 1819) [as by John Polidori]
21 • Johann Ludwig Tieck (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
23 • Wake Not the Dead • (1823) • novelette by Ernst Raupach (trans. of Laßt die Todten ruhen 1822) [as by Johann Ludwig Tieck]
41 • Aleksei Tolstoy (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
42 •  The Family of the Vourdalak • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
43 • The Family of the Vourdalak • (2010) • novella by Алексей Константинович Толстой? (trans. of La famille du vourdalak 1838) [as by Aleksei Tolstoy]
63 • Théophile Gautier (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
65 • The Deathly Lover • (1843) • novelette by Théophile Gautier (trans. of La morte amoureuse 1836)
85 • James Malcolm Rymer (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
86 •  Varney the Vampire or The Feast of Blood • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
87 • Varney the Vampire or The Feast of Blood (excerpt) • [Varney the Vampyre (excerpts)] • (1845) • short fiction by James Malcolm Rymer
103 • Anonymous (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
104 •  The Mysterious Stranger • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
105 • The Mysterious Stranger • (1854) • novelette by Karl von Wachsmann (trans. of Der Fremde 1844) [as by Anonymous]
133 • J. Sherican Le Fanu (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
134 •  Carmilla • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
135 • Carmilla • [Martin Hesselius] • (1872) • novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [as by J. Sheridan Le Fanu]
185 • Anne Crawford (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
187 • A Mystery of the Campagna • (1886) • novelette by Anne Crawford
211 • Mary Cholmondeley (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • (2011) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
212 •  Let Loose • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
213 • Let Loose • (1890) • short story by Mary Cholmondeley
225 • Mary Elizabeth Braddon (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
227 • Good Lady Ducayne • (1896) • novelette by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
247 • H. B. Marriott Watson (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
248 •  The Stone Chamber • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
249 • The Stone Chamber • (1898) • novelette by H. B. Marriott Watson
271 • Dick Donovan (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
273 • The Woman with the “Oily Eyes” • (1899) • short story by Dick Donovan
297 • Hume Nisbet (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
299 • The Vampire Maid • (1890) • short story by Hume Nisbet
305 • F. G. Loring (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
306 •  The Tomb of Sarah • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
307 • The Tomb of Sarah • (1900) • short story by F. G. Loring
317 • Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
318 • Luella Miller • (1902) • short story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman [as by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman]
329 • M. R. James (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
330 •  Count Magnus • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
331 • Count Magnus • (1904) • short story by M. R. James
341 • F. Marion Crawford (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
342 •  For the Blood is the Life • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
343 • For the Blood Is the Life • (1905) • short story by F. Marion Crawford
355 • Algernon Blackwood (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
357 • The Singular Death of Morton • (1910) • short story by Algernon Blackwood
365 • E. F. Benson (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
366 •  The Room in the Tower • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
367 • The Room in the Tower • (1912) • short story by E. F. Benson
377 • Bram Stoker (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
378 •  Dracula’s Guest • interior artwork by Michael Manomivibul
379 • Dracula’s Guest • [Dracula] • (1914) • short story by Bram Stoker
389 • Alice and Claude Askew (In the Shadow of Dracula: Classic Vampire Fiction 1816-1914) • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
391 • Aylmer Vance and the Vampire • [Aylmer Vance] • (1914) • short story by Alice Askew and Claude Askew (variant of The Vampire)
405 • Lord Byron • essay by Leslie S. Klinger and Jeff Conner
407 • Fragment of a Novel • (1819) • short story by Lord George Gordon Byron [as by Lord Byron]
412 • About the Editors (Leslie S. Klinger & Jeff Conner: In the Shadow of Dracula) • essay by uncredited