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TOC: ‘The Century’s Best Horror Fiction’ Edited by John Pelan


Cemetary Dance has posted the table of contents for the massive 2-volume, 1,574-page anthology The Century’s Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan:

The HUGE table of contents follows…

  1. 1901: Barry Pain — “The Undying Thing”
  2. 1902: W.W. Jacobs — “The Monkey’s Paw”
  3. 1903: H.G. Wells — “The Valley of the Spiders”
  4. 1904: Arthur Machen — “The White People”
  5. 1905: R. Murray Gilchrist — “The Lover’s Ordeal “
  6. 1906: Edward Lucas White — “House of the Nightmare”
  7. 1907: Algernon Blackwood — “The Willows”
  8. 1908: Perceval Landon — “Thurnley Abbey”
  9. 1909: Violet Hunt — “The Coach”
  10. 1910: Wm Hope Hodgson — “The Whistling Room”
  11. 1911: M.R. James — “Casting the Runes”
  12. 1912: E.F. Benson — “Caterpillars”
  13. 1913: Aleister Crowley — “The Testament of Magdelan Blair”
  14. 1914: M.P. Shiel — “The Place of Pain”
  15. 1915: Hanns Heinz Ewers — “The Spider”
  16. 1916: Lord Dunsany — “Thirteen at Table”
  17. 1917: Frederick Stuart Greene — “The Black Pool”
  18. 1918: H. De Vere Stacpoole — “The Middle Bedroom”
  19. 1919: Ulric Daubeny — “The Sumach”
  20. 1920: Maurice Level — “In the Light of the Red Lamp”
  21. 1921: Vincent O’Sullivan — “Master of Fallen Years”
  22. 1922: Walter de la Mare — “Seaton’s Aunt”
  23. 1923: George Allen England — “The Thing From—”Outside” “
  24. 1924: C.M. Eddy, Jr. — “The Loved Dead”
  25. 1925: John Metcalfe — “The Smoking Leg”
  26. 1926: H.P. Lovecraft — “The Outsider”
  27. 1927: Donald Wandrei — “The Red Brain”
  28. 1928: H.R. Wakefield — “The Red Lodge”
  29. 1929: Eleanor Scott — “Celui-La”
  30. 1930: Rosalie Muspratt — “Spirit of Stonhenge”
  31. 1931: Henry S. Whitehead — “Cassius”
  32. 1932: David H. Keller — “The Thing in the Cellar”
  33. 1933: C.L. Moore — “Shambleau”
  34. 1934: L.A. Lewis — “The Tower of Moab”
  35. 1935: Clark Ashton Smith — “The Dark Eidolon”
  36. 1936: Thorp McCluskey — “The Crawling Horror”
  37. 1937: Howard Wandrei — “The Eerie Mr Murphy”
  38. 1938: Robert E. Howard — “Pigeons from Hell”
  39. 1939: Robert Barbour Johnson — “Far Below”
  40. 1940: John Collier — “Evening Primrose”
  41. 1941: C.M. Kornbluth — “The Words of Guru”
  42. 1942: Jane Rice — “The Idol of the Flies”
  43. 1943: Anthony Boucher — “They Bite”
  44. 1944: Ray Bradbury — “The Jar”
  45. 1945: August Derleth — “Carousel”
  46. 1946: Manly Wade Wellman — “Shonokin Town”
  47. 1947: Theodore Sturgeon — “Bianca’s Hands”
  48. 1948: Shirley Jackson — “The Lottery”
  49. 1949: Nigel Kneale — “The Pond”
  50. 1950: Richard Matheson — “Born of Man & Woman”
  51. 1951: Russell Kirk — “Uncle Isiah”
  52. 1952: Eric Frank Russell — “I Am Nothing”
  53. 1953: Robert Sheckley — “The Altar”
  54. 1954: Everil Worrell — “Call Not Their Names”
  55. 1955: Robert Aickman — “Ringing the Changes”
  56. 1956: Richard Wilson — “Lonely Road”
  57. 1957: Clifford Simak — “Founding Father”
  58. 1958: Robert Bloch — “That Hell-Bound Train”
  59. 1959: Charles Beaumont — “The Howling Man”
  60. 1960: Fredric Brown — “The House”
  61. 1961: Ray Russell — “Sardonicus”
  62. 1962: Carl Jacobi — “The Aquarium”
  63. 1963: Robert Arthur — “The Mirror of Cagliostro”
  64. 1964: Charles Birkin — “A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts”
  65. 1965: Jean Ray — “The Shadowy Street”
  66. 1966: Arthur Porges — “The Mirror”
  67. 1967: Norman Spinrad — “Carcinoma Angels”
  68. 1968: Anna Hunger — “Come”
  69. 1969: Steffan Aletti — “The Last Work of Pietro Apono”
  70. 1970: David A. Riley — “The Lurkers in the Abyss”
  71. 1971: Dorothy K. Haynes — “The Derelict Track”
  72. 1972: Gary Brandner — “The Price of a Demon”
  73. 1973: Eddy C. Bertin — “Like Two White Spiders”
  74. 1974: Karl Edward Wagner — “Sticks”
  75. 1975: David Drake — “The Barrow Troll”
  76. 1976: Dennis Etchison — “It Only Comes Out at Night”
  77. 1977: Barry N. Malzberg — “The Man Who Loved the Midnight Lady”
  78. 1978: Michael Bishop — “Within the Walls of Tyre”
  79. 1979: Ramsey Campbell — “Mackintosh Willy”
  80. 1980: Michael Shea — “The Autopsy”
  81. 1981: Stephen King — “The Reach”
  82. 1982: Fritz Leiber — “Horrible Imagings”
  83. 1983: David Schow — “One for the Horrors”
  84. 1984: Bob Leman — “The Unhappy Pilgrimage of Clifford M.”
  85. 1985: Michael Reaves — “The Night People”
  86. 1986: Tim Powers — “Night Moves”
  87. 1987: Ian Watson — “Evil Water”
  88. 1988: Joe R. Lansdale — “The Night They Missed the Horror Show”
  89. 1989: Joel Lane — “The Earth Wire”
  90. 1990: Elizabeth Massie — “Stephen”
  91. 1991: Thomas Ligotti — “The Glamour”
  92. 1992: Poppy Z. Brite — “Calcutta Lord of Nerves”
  93. 1993: Lucy Taylor — “The Family Underwater”
  94. 1994: Jack Ketchum — “The Box”
  95. 1995: Terry Lamsley — “The Toddler”
  96. 1996: Caitlín R. Kiernan — “Tears Seven Times Salt”
  97. 1997: Stephen Laws — “The Crawl”
  98. 1998: Brian Hodge — “As Above, So Below”
  99. 1999: Glen Hirshberg — “Mr. Dark’s Carnival”
  100. 2000: Tim Lebbon — “Reconstructing Amy”
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1 Comment on TOC: ‘The Century’s Best Horror Fiction’ Edited by John Pelan

  1. I found one of these stories in my collection and eagerly read it.
    “1997: Stephen Laws — “The Crawl” And it was God Awful Trash.

    I’m a Big Horror fan and know that most of whats put out is Trash(like SF/F ETC) But this was Pathetically Dumb. If this was the best of the year(I highly doubt that) Then the field should have just closed down for a year.

    This was absolutely one of the worst stories I’ve ever finished. I could not sleep for hours after reading this I was so upset. When you consider this editor left out about 5 Genre changing stories from Barkers Books of Blood. It either means he is really challenged or that he has a lot of friends who’s work is totally blind to his judgement. not good for a editor/especially in whats supposed to represent the very best.

    Their is so much Trash released because editors like Pelan doesn’t have intelligence to be Insulted.

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