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999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense

by Al Sarrantonio (Editor)

Other authors: Ramsey Campbell (Contributor), Neil Gaiman (Contributor), Rick Hautala (Contributor), Stephen King (Contributor), T. E. D. Klein (Contributor)6 more, Edward Lee (Contributor), Bentley Little (Author), David Morrell (Contributor), Tim Powers (Contributor), Al Sarrantonio (Author), F. Paul Wilson (Contributor)

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EXCELLENT collection. There were a few 'meh' stories and a few poorly written stories but overall this is one of the most excellent collections of short horror and suspense that I've come across.

I tried to say something about each story, but I lost the thread towards the end (studying for the bar exam, what can you do?)

The last story by William Peter Blatty is quite good. I also thoroughly enjoyed 'The Theater' so much that I picked up a novel by that author.

Definitely worth keeping around.

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  steadfastreader | Mar 18, 2014 |
Copy of my Launchpad review from 2001:
This anthology aims to demonstrate that horror and suspense are legitimate forms of literature. As an avid supporter of this concept I am not really qualified to judge this objectively, so I will leave the artistic debate to others.
As to the short stories (an occasional novella) contained within, I would suggest everyone open the book at random; the tale you find will certainly make you feel the touch of the unknown.
Alternatively, if someone recommended an author to you, then (if they are active) they are probably in here. Some of the greatest names in modern chillers show their mastery of the snapshot: brief, sharp, and permanent. ( )
  Tyrshundr | Feb 6, 2014 |
Has SK's "The Road Virus Heads North"
  PBlock | Jun 2, 2013 |
One of the best short story anthologies I've come across so far. Yes I am a fan of the horror genre but that doesn't even come into play here. These are well crafted, original stories that can amuse (Chet Williamson's Excerpts from the Records of the New Zodiac and the Diaries of Henry Watson Fairfax), disturb (Edward Lee's ICU), enthrall (Joe R. Landsdale's Mad Dog Summer) and fascinate (Neil Gaiman's Keepsakes and Treasures: A Love Story). And that's just to name a few, there isn't a disappointing story in here.
  patrickmalka | Nov 11, 2011 |
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Sarrantonio, AlEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, RamseyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaiman, NeilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hautala, RickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, T. E. D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Little, BentleyAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morrell, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powers, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sarrantonio, AlAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, F. PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blatty, William PeterAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bryant, EdwardAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cacek, P. D.Authorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Collins, Nancy A.Authorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Disch, Thomas M.Authorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gorman, EdAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lansdale, Joe R.Authorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ligotti, ThomasAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKiernan, Dennis L.Authorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Monteleone, Thomas F.Authorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Newman, KimAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oates, Joyce CarolAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schneider, PeterAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Michael MarshallAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spruill, StevenAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Lustbader, EricAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williamson, ChetAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wolfe, GeneAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For The Editors: Harlan Ellison, Kirby McCauley: Lewis and Clark of no less daunting territories
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Neither Harlan Ellison or Kirby McCauley was an editor on this book. They were thanked for their pioneering work on the earlier landmark anthologies Dangerous Visions and Dark Forces.
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A ward-winning writer and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers together twenty-nine original stories from masters of the macabre. From dark fantasy and pure suspense to classic horror tales of vampires and zombies, 999 showcases the extraordinary scope of fantastical fright fiction. The stories in this anthology are a relentless tour de force of fear, which will haunt you, terrify you, and keep the adrenaline rushing all through the night.

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A collection of stories on the supernatural. They range from Thomas Disch's story, The Owl and the Pussycat, which is on the marriage of an owl and a cat, to Kim Newman's Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue, which is about American zombies in Russia.… (more)

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