Annal: 2002 International Horror Guild Award for Collection

Results of the International Horror Guild Award in the year 2002.

Book:Figures in Rain

Figures in Rain: Weird and Ghostly Tales

Chet Williamson

Figures in Rain is the first collection of Chet Williamson’s tales of the uneasy, the macabre, and the horrific. In these twenty-seven stories—two of which have been specially written for this volume—Williamson explores the sometimes tragic, sometimes horrifying, always fascinating world of dark terrors that exists alongside our own, more mundane, world. When the two worlds overlap, the result can be terror, pain, confusion, and heartache; but it can also be forgiveness, understanding, hope, and even love. No two Chet Williamson stories are alike; and the characters who inhabit them are all too recognisable as living, breathing people who sometimes stumble across the boundary between our existence and that of something darker, and who do not always have the tools to cope with what they find there.

Book:Everything's Eventual

Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

Stephen King

The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything’s Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and “Riding the Bullet,” King’s original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade.

Notable stories include “Lunch at the Gotham Café, 1408”, and “That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French”.

Whether writing about encounters with the dead, the near dead, or about the mundane dreads of life, from quitting smoking to yard sales, Stephen King is at the top of his form in the fourteen dark tales assembled in Everything’s Eventual. Intense, eerie, and instantly com-pelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

Work:Imagination Box

Imagination Box

Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem

A Multi-Media Adventure in Video, Audio, Fiction, Poetry and Much More from Steve & Melanie Tem.

Book:Knuckles and Tales

Knuckles and Tales

Nancy A. Collins

Knuckles and Tales is a collection of atmospheric, disturbing, spooky, and downright weird stories by award-winning author Nancy A. Collins. Best known for her edgy novels featuring the hip punk vampire/vampire slayer, Sonja Blue, Nancy has also written numerous short stories over the past ten years. This is her second short story collection, and the first to focus exclusively on her widely-acclaimed Southern Gothic stories. The stories on display in Knuckles and Tales range from suspense and psychological horror to dark fantasy and black comedy, with the occasional weird love story thrown in for good measure. Along with original J.K. Potter cover artwork, Knuckles and Tales features two never-before-published novelettes in the Seven Devils Cycle: “Junior Teeter and the Bad Shine” and “The Pumpkin Child.”

Book:Lies & Ugliness

Lies & Ugliness

Brian Hodge

“Brian Hodge has long been a favorite of horror insiders, both for his audacious themes and his impressive facility with language. In such Hodge novels as Deathgrip, Nightlife, The Darker Saints, and Prototype, and in his widely-anthologized short stories, you can hear the music in Hodge’s prose, a kind of euphony that, at its best, is reminiscent of Brite, Koja, Gaiman, or even Roger Zelazny—while remaining, ultimately, unique.” —Thomas Roche

Book:My Work Is Not Yet Done

My Work Is Not Yet Done: Three Tales of Corporate Horror

Thomas Ligotti

Contains the stories “I Have A Special Plan For This World” and “The Nightmare Network” and the unpublished novella “My Work Is Not Yet Done”.

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