999

999

New Stories of Horror and Suspense

Book - 1999
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The weaving of fictional suspense and terror is as ancient as humankind itself. But where does this age-old tradition stand at the cusp of a new decade, a new century, a new millennium? This mammoth volume seeks to answer that question. Your hold in your hands the state of the art -- of fear.

To prepare this groundbreaking anthology, writer and editor Al Sarrantonio challenged a distinguished roster of authors to demonstrate with all-new stories the shape of horror/suspense literature as we enter the twenty-first century. As you will read the twenty-nine contributors responded by displaying the infinite variety which is the very hallmark of this field. Some of these stories will startle you or fill you with terror. Some will haunt you long after you finish reading them. There is even an eerily echoing chuckle or two found inside. But together, these weirdest of tales join to form a great literary mosaic, a vivid contemporary portrait of a genre which is proud, potent, and irresistible.

Not only is this the largest anthology of original horror/suspense fiction of all time -- not one story in 999 has ever been published before -- but it is also the finest. Here is a major publishing event with an attitude: to shake you up and scare you silly.

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780380977406
0380977400
Characteristics: xviii, 666 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Sarrantonio, Al.
Alternative Title: Nine hundred ninety-nine

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ashleywalter
Aug 17, 2014

Was not too bad. The stories all had a creep factor that you just couldn't shake after you read them.

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davidx2718
Oct 05, 2009

I read this book nearly 10 years ago and recently read it again with just as much creepy pleasure. Sarrantonio's anthology brings together high-quality horror stories of diverse styles. Many images from the book stuck in my head and won't go away. This is the kind of book you can chew on slowly. Highly recommended.

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