Just to say that I’m delighted to announce that I’ve got a new story in Christopher Golden’s HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAM, due out in October from Knopf Doubelday. “Honor Thy Mother” is a tale of unappreciated mothers and disappointing sons at Christmas.
Eighteen stories of Christmas horror from bestselling, acclaimed authors including Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Michael Koryta, Sarah Pinborough, and many more.
That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children–Want and Ignorance–beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains. In the finest versions of this story, the best parts are the terrifying parts.
Bestselling author and editor Christopher Golden shares his love for Christmas horror stories with this anthology of all-new short fiction from some of the most talented and original writers of horror today.
Absinthe & Angels – Kelley Armstrong
Christmas in Barcelona – Scott Smith
Fresh as the New-Fallen Snow – Seanan McGuire
Love Me – Thomas E. Sniegoski
Not Just for Christmas – Sarah Lotz
Tenets – Josh Malerman
Good Deeds – Jeff Strand
It’s a Wonderful Knife – Christopher Golden
Mistletoe and Holly – James A. Moore
Snake’s Tail – Sarah Langan
The Second Floor of the Christmas Hotel – Joe R. Lansdale
Farrow Street – Elizabeth Hand
Doctor Velocity: A Story of the Fire Zone – Jonathan Maberry
Yankee Swap – John M. McIlveen
Honor Thy Mother – Angela Slatter
Home – Tim Lebbon
Hiking Through – Michael Koryta
The Hangman’s Bride – Sarah Pinborough