Since aught nine is almost done, it's time to spotlight our forthcoming 2010 titles through next summer:
In The Best of Joe R. Lansdale
, Godzilla's in a twelve-step program. A soul-sucking Mummy stalks Elvis and John F. Kennedy. Joe Bob Briggs has a moral dilemma: If your girlfriend turns zombie on you, what do you do? And that's the tame stuff. The high priest of Texan weirdness will shock, amuse, and offend you as only he can.
A perfect gift book, The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals
is a sumptuously illustrated and whimsically bite-sized bestiary. This is the definitive – in fact only - guide to the kosherness (kashrut) of imaginary animals. It is an undomesticated romp from A to Z, including E. T., Mongolian Death Worms, the Ziz, and the elusive chupacabra.
A sophisticated, scary anthology, Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror
collects the best horror fiction published during one of horror’s most prolific eras. These exceptionally diverse stories, hand-picked by expert horror editor Ellen Datlow, are tales of the subtly psychological, the unpredictably mischievous, and the disturbingly visceral.
In The Very Best of Charles de Lint
, the popular pioneer of urban fantasy and creator of the mythical city of Newford, has chosen — along his fans — many of his finest stories, gathered in this must-have career retrospective. These are retold fairy tales and new modern myths that redefine the boundaries of magic whether in a heroic, selfless act or sitting two tables away at your local café.
Compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, a startlingly inventive contemporary fantasist amazes with The Third Bear
, a surreal, innovative, and absurdist gathering of award-winning short fiction. Exotic beasts and improbable travelers restlessly roam through Jeff VanderMeer's darkly diverting and finely-honed tales, which include two previously unpublished stories.
In this exciting, groundbreaking volume, anthologist Peter S. Beagle takes you on a journey though The Secret History of Fantasy
. Gifted writers have rediscovered older fantasy classics and moved past them to redefine fantasy in their own unique voices. Contributors include Francesca Lia Block, Gregory Maguire, Patricia McKillip, and many more.