TOC: ‘Ghosts: Recent Hauntings’ Edited by Paula Guran


Prime Books has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Ghosts: Recent Hauntings edited by Paula Guran, available this coming September:

The spirits of the dead have walked among our legends, myths, and stories since before recorded history. Ghostly visitations, hauntings, unquiet souls seeking the living, vengeful wraiths, the possibility of life beyond the grave that can somehow reach out and touch us…these are some of literature’s most enduring icons. Now, in the twenty-first century, we are no less fascinated with phantoms than our cave-dwelling ancestors or our Victorian-age forebears. Thirty modern masters of fright and fantasy fill this anthology with shivers, chills, and spooky explorations of both sides of the veil. Be prepared to keep a light on all night!

  1. Peter Atkins: “Between the Cold Moon and the Earth”
  2. Rick Bowes: “There’s a Hole in the City”
  3. Laird Barron: “The Lagerstatte”
  4. Steve Duffy: “The Rag-and-Bone Men”
  5. Jeffrey Ford: “The Trentino Kid”
  6. Karen Joy Fowler: “Booth’s Ghost”
  7. Neil Gaiman: “October in the Chair”
  8. Stephen Gallagher: “The Box”
  9. Elizabeth Hand: “Wonderwall”
  10. Glen Hirshberg: “The Muldoon”
  11. Alaya Dawn Johnson: “The Score”
  12. Stephen Graham Jones: “Uncle” (original)
  13. Caitlin R. Kiernan: “Apokatastasis”
  14. Marc Laidlaw: “Cell Call”
  15. Margo Lanagan: “The Proving of Smollett Standforth”
  16. John Langan: “The Third Always Beside You”
  17. Joe R. Lansdale: “The Case of the Lighthouse Shambler”
  18. Maureen F. McHugh: “Ancestor Money”
  19. Sarah Monette: “The Watcher in the Corners”
  20. Reggie Oliver: “Mrs Midnight”
  21. Richard Parks: “The Plum Blossom Lantern”
  22. James van Pelt: “Savannah is Six”
  23. Tim Powers: “A Soul in a Bottle”
  24. Barbara Roden: “The Palace”
  25. Ekaterina Sedia: “Tin Cans”
  26. Nisi Shawl: “Cruel Sistah”
  27. John Shirley: “Faces in Walls”
  28. Peter Straub: “Mr Aikman’s Air Rifle”
  29. Melanie Tem: “Dhost”
  30. Steve Rasnic Tem: “The Ex”