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Tachyon has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen edited by Ellen Datlow, now available for pre-order.

Here’s the book description:

What happens after the closing credits and before the lights go out? When you turn off your TV, but still aren’t able to sleep? Sometimes only the written word will do. These twenty-two classic tales are a chilling homage to the silver screen. Discover that James Dean’s death was not an accident, a trip to Oz is a one-way ticket, and zombies were behind the corporate greed of the 1980s. Learn how reality is edited (and found overly long) and how the final girl, the film’s sole survivor, emerges with a captive audience. Join award-winning and bestselling authors from Neil Gaiman to Peter Straub in a journey to the darkest depths of the theater.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “The Cutter” by Edward Bryant
  2. “The Hanged Man of Oz” by Steve Nagy
  3. “Deadspace” by Dennis Etchison
  4. “Cuts” by F. Paul Wilson
  5. “Final Girl Theory” by A. C. Wise
  6. “Lapland, or Film Noir” by Peter Straub
  7. “The Thousand Cuts” by Ian Watson
  8. “Occam’s Ducks” by Howard Waldrop
  9. “Dead Image” by David Morrell
  10. “The Constantinople Archives” by Robert Shearman
  11. “each thing I show you is a piece of my death” by Gemma Files & Stephen J. Barringer
  12. “Cinder Images” by Gary McMahon
  13. “The Pied Piper of Hammersmith” by Nicholas Royle
  14. “Filming the Making of the Film of the Making of Fitzcarraldo” by Garry Kilworth
  15. “Onlookers” by Gary A. Braunbeck
  16. “Recreation” by Lucy Snyder
  17. “Bright Lights, Big Zombie” by Douglas E. Winter
  18. “She Drives the Men to Crimes of Passion!” by Genevieve Valentine
  19. “Even the Pawn” by Joel Lane
  20. “Tenderizer” by Stephen Graham Jones
  21. “Ardor” by Laird Barron
  22. “Final Girl II: the Frame” by Daphne Gottlieb
  23. “Illimitable Dominion” by Kim Newman

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications (October 14, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1616961678
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616961671
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