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By Joe R. Lansdale, Tanith Lee

This incomparable annual compilation of the simplest brief fiction and novellas positive aspects an unequalled number of the quietly bizarre, the in basic terms eerie, excessive myth, glossy Lovecraftian horror, nightmarish near-future eventualities, the darkly funny, the supernatural, and the monstrously mundane from the brightest new expertise, mythical authors like Joe R. Lansdale, Tanith Lee, and Gene Wolfe, and bestsellers equivalent to Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, and Sarah Langan. features a 36,000 be aware novella via George R.R. Martin set in his A music of fireplace and Ice universe.

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