Review: Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six


By Alison J. McKenzie


Datlow, Ellen, ed. The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 6. Night Shade Books (June 3, 2014). Paperback: 448 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1597805032.


I have a love-hate relationship with anthologies. Going in, I can typically expect the following: a couple of outstanding stories, some pretty good ones, some “blah” ones, and one or two that make me want to chuck my Kindle at a wall. The gamble is really in the balance of quality versus dreck. …

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Review: The Best Horror of the Year Volume One

by Orrin Grey

Datlow, Ellen. The Best Horror of the Year Volume One. Night Shade Books, 2009. US $14.95/ CA$17.55 . ISBN 978-1597801614.

There’s been a volume of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror edited (or co-edited) by Ellen Datlow every year for literally as long as I’ve been writing. In fact, there’s been one every year for most of my life. Until this year.

This year, in place of that venerable series (which marked its 21st anniversary last …

IFPReview: The Best Horror of the Year Volume One