The Stoker Award-winning chilling anthology of 18 short stories in tribute to the genius of Shirley Jackson, collecting today’s best horror writers.
Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand and more.
A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by, and in tribute to, Shirley Jackson.
Shirley Jackson is a seminal writer of horror and mystery fiction, whose legacy resonates globally today. Chilling, human, poignant and strange, her stories have inspired a generation of writers and readers.
This anthology, edited by legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow, will bring together today’s leading horror writers to offer their own personal tribute to the work of Shirley Jackson.
Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Carmen Maria Machado, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand, Kelly Link, Cassandra Khaw, Karen Heuler, Benjamin Percy, John Langan, Laird Barron, Jeffrey Ford, M. Rickert, Seanan McGuire, Gemma Files, and Genevieve Valentine.
Winner of Multiple Hugo Awards, Datlow (Final Cuts) brings together 18 outstanding, atmospheric horror shorts from some of the biggest names in the genre including Carmen Maria Machado, Stephen Graham Jones, and Joyce Carol Oates in tribute to the work of Shirley Jackson. A trio of women explore a house with a bizarre secret in Elizabeth Hand's "For Sale by Owner." Cassandra Khaw's "Quiet Dead Things" traces the fall of the sleepy township of Cedarville following a rash of inexplicable deaths. In Karen Heuler's "Money of the Dead," a grief-stricken woman buys back the spirit of her son from the afterlife. Benjamin Percy's "Hag" tells of one woman's reckoning with a cult on an isolated island. Each of Datlow's chilling selections successfully honors the spirit of Jackson's writing, suffused with both the darkest of human emotions and the terror of the supernatural. Any fan of Jackson's oeuvre will delight in this anthology.