See the Table of Contents for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2015 Edition, edited by Paula Guran

See the Table of Contents for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2015 Edition, edited by Paula Guran

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015-smallPaula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror is one of the better Years’ Best anthologies on the market. It’s been published since 2010, and each and every volume somehow manages to introduce me to terrific new voices in dark fantasy.

This year looks no different. Paula Guran recently announced the table of contents for the 2015 volume on her website, including fiction from Laird Barron, Dale Bailey, Gemma Files, John Langan, Helen Marshall, Brandon Sanderson, Simon Strantzas, Jeff VanderMeer, and Ken Liu. Plus plenty of names I don’t recognize…. yet. I’m looking forward to another great collection.

Here’s the complete TOC (alphabetical by author).

Kelley Armstrong, “The Screams of Dragons” (Subterranean Press Magazine, Spring 2014)
Dale Bailey, “The End of the End of Everything” (, 23 Apr 2014)
Laird Barron, “(Little Miss) Queen of Darkness” (Dark Discoveries #29)
Elizabeth Bear “Madam Damnable’s Sewing Circle” (Dead Man’s Hand)
Richard Bowes, “Sleep Walking Now and Then” (, 9 July 2014)
Nadia Bulkin, “Only Unity Saves the Damned” (Letters to Lovecraft)

Gemma Files, “A Wish From a Bone” (Fearful Symmetries)
S. L. Gilbow, “Mr Hill’s Death” (The Dark #4)
Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter, “The Female Factory” (The Female Factory)
Maria Dahvana Headley “Who Is Your Executioner?” (Nightmare Magazine, Nov 2014)
Stephen Graham Jones, “The Elvis Room” (The Elvis Room)
Caitlín R. Kiernan, “The Cats of River Street (1925)” (Sirenia Digest #102)
Alice Sola Kim, “Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying” (Monstrous Affections/Tin House #61)
John Langan, “Children of the Fang” (Lovecraft’s Monsters)
Yoon Ha Lee, “Combustion Hour” (, 10 Apr 2014)
V. H. Leslie, “The Quiet Room” (Shadows & Tall Trees: 2014)
Ken Liu, “Running Shoes” (SQ Mag, Issue 16, Sept 2014)
Usman T. Malik, “Resurrection Points” (Strange Horizons, 4 August 2014)
Helen Marshall, “Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta” (Lackington’s, Issue 1, Winter 2014)
Brandon Sanderson, “Dreamer” (Games Creatures Play)
Simon Strantzas, “Emotional Dues” (Burnt Black Suns)
Steve Rasnic Tem, “The Still, Cold Air” (Here with the Shadows)
Lavie Tidhar, “Kur-A-Len” (Black Gods Kiss)
Jeff VanderMeer, “Fragments from the Notes of a Dead Mycologist” (Shimmer #18)
Kali Wallace, “Water in Springtime” (Clarkesworld, Issue 91, Apr 2014)
Damien Angelica Walters, “The Floating Girls: A Documentary” (Jamais Vu Issue Three, Sept 2014)
Kaaron Warren, “The Nursery Corner” (Fearsome Magics)
A. C. Wise, “And the Carnival Leaves Town” (Nightmare Carnival)

Our most recent coverage of Paula Guran’s anthologies includes:

Time Travel: Recent Trips and Magic City: Recent Spells
Blood Sisters
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013
New Cthulhu 2
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird
Weird Detectives
Season of Wonder

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2015 Edition was edited by Paula Guran and will be published by Prime Books on June 24, 2015. It is 576 pages, priced at $19.95 in paperback, and $6.99 for the digital edition. Note this is not the final cover.

See all of our recent reports on upcoming books here.

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