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Cat Rambo
Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits
Hansi Singh
Metro 2033
Dmitry Glukhovsky
Southern Gods
John Hornor Jacobs
Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural
Robert Louis Stevenson, Orson Scott Card, Jack London, Tanith Lee, Walt Whitman, Guy de Maupassant, Isaac Asimov, Ivan Turgenev, Johann Ludwig Tieck, Marvin Kaye, John Dickson Carr, Bram Stoker, Tennessee Williams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Matheson, Johann Wolfgang
Howdunit Forensics
Denise Mina
The Autopsy and Other Tales
Michael Shea, Laird Barron
Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies
Victoria Dunn
Blood & Water
Hayden Trenholm, Camille Alexa, Claude Lalumière, Derryl Murphy, M.L.D. Curelas, Kevin Cockle, Douglas Smith, Jean-Louis Trudel, Julie E. Czerneda
The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers - Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan, John Shirley, Richard Matheson, S.T. Joshi, Jason V. Brock, Norman Corwin, Kris Kuksi (Dammit, I didn't make a note of when I started reading this. Probably within the month.)

A solid collection with one weak point and a few very good ones. There was a distinct disunity of style and format (teleplays and scripts) that was actually rather appealing.

The Bradbury story that opened the collection struck me as the weakest of the bunch, and it's pretty hard for me to say that; I love Bradbury. It felt almost absurd, and not much else. Contrast the script/vignette by the Mathesons, "Madri-Gall", which felt absurd in much the same way but that I also found deeply funny.

The other scripts were solid, but I found them less engaging. Nolan's (nearly-)autobiographical piece and Robinson's essay weren't what I'd call horror stories, but I was glad to read them, and glad they were included.

Smith's "Love and Magick" was interesting; while the style initially seemed almost a parody, it settled into itself, and I was getting faint echoes of Piccirilli's Necromancer and Self stories. Smith said he was trying to write a horror story that wasn't simply a morality tale, and I think he managed to avoid both that and the "bad things happen because bad things happen" trope very well.

On particularly good notes, I found Tem's story "Red Light" to be the most affecting of the bunch; it did a beautiful job of painting a protagonist that I didn't particularly like, felt sympathy for despite some of the things that came up, and was horrified for, and with, at the end. The anthology also has Goodfellow's "At the Riding School", which I was glad to see again; it got picked up for [b:The Best Horror of the Year Volume 3|11060998|The Best Horror of the Year Volume 3|Ellen Datlow|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347985372s/11060998.jpg|15982250] and it's a smart, dark, upsetting, sad piece. I was glad to see it again.

(Also: One of the stories made me want to throw the book at the wall, and I don't treat books that way. I wasn't particularly familiar with the writer's work, and while their writing was enjoyable besides that, I won't be going looking for more.)