I’m very much looking forward to Paula Guran’s annual Best of the Year collections — The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2016, coming in June, and especially The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016, shipping in August.
While we wait we have her latest anthology to tide us over, and it looks like a lot of fun. The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu is a thick collection of all-new Mythos fiction by Michael Shea, Laird Barron, John Langan, Usman T. Malik, Helen Marshall, Silvia Moreno, John Shirley, Simon Strantzas, and many others (plus reprints from Caitlín R. Kiernan, Veronica Schanoes, and Damien Angelica Walters).
An outstanding anthology of original stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew his concepts in ways relevant to today’s readers. Fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares. From the depths of R’lyeh to the heights of the Mountains of Madness, some of today’s best weird fiction writers—both established award-winning authors and exciting new voices — The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu collects tales of cosmic horror that traverse terrain created by Lovecraft and create new eldritch geographies to explore…
With stories by: Laird Barron, Nadia Bulkin, Amanda Downum, Ruthanna Emrys, Richard Gavin, Lois H. Gresh, Lisa L. Hannett, Brian Hodge, Caitlín R. Kiernan, John Langan, Yoon Ha Lee, Usman T. Malik, Helen Marshall, Silvia Moreno, Norman Partridge, W. H. Pugmire, Veronica Schanoes, Michael Shea, John Shirley, Simon Strantzas, Sandra McDonald, Damien Angelica Walters, Don Webb, Michael Wehunt, and A.C. Wise.
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu will be published by Robinson/Running Press on May 24, 2016. It is 476 pages, priced at $14.95 in trade paperback. The cover is by Tim McDonagh. No word yet on the digital edition.