Annal: 2000 Bram Stoker Award for Fiction Collection

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2000.

Book:Magic Terror

Magic Terror: Seven Tales

Peter Straub

No one tells a story like Peter Straub. He dazzles with the complexity of his plots. He delights with the sophistication and eloquence of his prose. He startles you into laughter in the face of events so dark you begin to question your own moral compass. Then he reduces you to jelly by spinning a tale so terrifying-and surprising-you wind up sleeping with the lights on.

With Magic Terror, the bestselling author of Ghost Story and The Talisman (with Stephen King) has given us one of the most imaginatively unsettling collections in years. The terrain of these extraordinary stories is marked by brutality, heart-break, despair, wonder, and an unexpected humor that allows empathy to blossom within the most unlikely contexts.

“Bunny Is Good Bread” takes us into the mind of a small boy trapped in grotesque circumstances to portray the creation of a serial killer in a manner that compels pity, sorrow, comprehension, and grief-as well as judgment. “Hunger, an Introduction,”…[more]

Book:City Fishing

City Fishing

Steve Rasnic Tem

This mammoth retrospective of Mr. Tem’s horror fiction covers two decades of writing and features over three dozen stories! Ranging from early classics such as “The Painters are Coming Today” to several pieces appearing for the first time anywhere, City Fishing is a cornerstone volume for any serious collection of modern horror.

In the last twenty years, Steve Rasnic Tem’s stories have been consistently featured in various “Year’s Best” collections and nearly every major anthology. This collection gathers together a huge selection of his best supernatural and dark suspense stories. Readers have been clamoring for just such a collection for years.

Book:Up, Out of Cities That Blow Hot and Cold

Up, Out of Cities That Blow Hot and Cold

Charlee Jacob

Charlee Jacob’s a name to watch and this Stoker nominated collection is bound to be the gateway to bigger things. This collection features 15 tales and more than 70,000 words of fiction from one of today’s premier horror writers. 204 pgs. Introduction by Tom Piccirilli. Interior artwork by GAK. Cover design by Colleen Crary. Limited to 300 signed and numbered hardcovers. There is plenty of original work in this collection including the title novella.

Book:Wind Over Heaven and Other Dark Tales

Wind Over Heaven: and Other Dark Tales

Bruce Holland Rogers

From dark fairy tales to creepy science fiction to a theological mystery set in the Old West, the mind of Bruce Holland Rogers takes you to territories of the bizarre: Wall Street, Suburbia, and Mexico. In the Nebula Award-nominated story “These Shoes Strangers Have Died Of,” a World War II veteran confronts the perpetrators and victims of genocide, and the would-be perpetrators, through his art. The title story, “Wind Over Heaven,” exposes the weird underside of the upscale restaurant business. And the 1998 Bram Stoker Award-winner “The Dead Boy at Your Window” (which also won a Pushcart Prize for literary fiction) takes readers on a journey to the land of the dead like no other.

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