Ellen Datlow




Tehani
1,645 books | 165 friends

Shaun M...
897 books | 1,337 friends

Matthew...
566 books | 601 friends

Michele...
26,085 books | 5,001 friends

Calvin ...
288 books | 601 friends

Daniel
270 books | 76 friends

David A...
1,423 books | 998 friends

Ben Dictus
568 books | 1,299 friends

More friends…



Ellen Datlow

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
As an editor--Maxwell Perkins, Harlan Ellison, and Judith Merril

Member Since
September 2009

URL


Ellen Datlow has been an award-winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years.

She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co-edited a large number of award-winning original anthologies. Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After (the last three with Terri Windling).

She is the winner of multiple awards for her editing, including the World Fantasy Award, Locus Award, Hugo Award, International Horror Guild Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to
...more

To ask Ellen Datlow questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Ellen Datlow Over the years there have been "failed" anthos, that is, ideas that I couldn't sell. Those include an sf/horror antho Jonathan Strahan and I wanted to…moreOver the years there have been "failed" anthos, that is, ideas that I couldn't sell. Those include an sf/horror antho Jonathan Strahan and I wanted to co-edit with the title Fearful Symmetries. He kindly let me use the title for my
recent unthemed horror anthology.

Pat Cadigan & I tried to sell Dangerous Women in the 80s (it was to be about strong women in their many aspects) but had no luck. Gardner Dozois & George R. R. Martin just had an antho come out with that title. Sometimes it's a question of timing.

Terri Windling & I've been trying to sell a follow up to our Victorian fantasy antho, Queen' Victoria's Book of Spells. It would be a fantasy antho about the 1920s but so far, no one's bitten

I've wanted to edit a doll horror antho for ages but I needed the perfect title, which with the help of a friend, that idea became the forthcoming: The Doll Collection.

I always have ideas. Sometimes they fly, sometimes they don't. (less)
Ellen Datlow Hi David. I'm glad you got your book & hope you like it. I'd love to edit another but the reason I went through KS for Fearful Symmetries is that…moreHi David. I'm glad you got your book & hope you like it. I'd love to edit another but the reason I went through KS for Fearful Symmetries is that un-themed ones are hard to sell to publishers. This is because unfortunately, even though some readers ask for them, relatively few buy them compared to how many themed anthos they buy. (less)
Average rating: 3.82 · 41,507 ratings · 3,452 reviews · 114 distinct works · Similar authors
Snow White, Blood Red

by
3.73 avg rating — 5,683 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Naked City: Tales of Urban ...

by
3.71 avg rating — 3,689 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lovecraft Unbound

by
4.25 avg rating — 2,503 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Faery Reel: Tales from ...

by
4.03 avg rating — 2,496 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Black Heart, Ivory Bones

by
4.08 avg rating — 1,496 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Teeth: Vampire Tales

by
3.59 avg rating — 1,686 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
After: Nineteen Stories of ...

by
3.61 avg rating — 1,472 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears

by
3.91 avg rating — 1,343 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Silver Birch, Blood Moon

by
4.05 avg rating — 1,129 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Black Thorn, White Rose

by
3.89 avg rating — 1,329 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Ellen Datlow…
NIGHTCARN SOL CVRHere's the Table of Contents for Nightmare Carnival, forthcoming this fall from Dark Horse. The order below is not absolutely final but it's close

Table of Contents

Preface Ellen Datlow
Introduction Katherine Dunn
Scapegoats N. Lee Wood
The Firebrand Priya Sharma
Work, Hook, Shoot, Rip Nick Mamatas
And the Carnival Leaves Town A.C. Wise
Corpse Rose Terry Dowling
Last of the Fair Joel Lane
A Small Part i... Read more of this blog post »
2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on March 31, 2014 09:27 • 248 views
Snow White, Blood Red Black Thorn, White Rose Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears Black Swan, White Raven Silver Birch, Blood Moon Black Heart, Ivory Bones
The Snow White, Blood Red Anthology Series (6 books)
by
3.86 avg rating — 11,949 ratings

The Faery Reel: Tales from ... The Coyote Road: Trickster ... The Beastly Bride: Tales of...
Mythic Fiction (4 books)
by
3.99 avg rating — 5,781 ratings

The Best Horror of the Year... The Best Horror of the Year... The Best Horror of the Year... The Best Horror of the Year... The Best Horror of the Year... The Best Horror of the Year... The Best Horror of the Year...
The Best Horror of the Year (8 books)
by
3.75 avg rating — 1,836 ratings

A Wolf at the Door: And Oth... Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Re...
Retold Fairy Tales for Younger Readers (3 books)
by
3.65 avg rating — 1,627 ratings

The First Omni Book of Scie... The Second Omni Book of Sci... The Third Omni Book of Scie... The Fourth Omni Book of Sci... The Fifth Omni Book of Scie... Sixth Omni Book of Science ... The Seventh Omni Book of Sc...
Omni Books of Science Fiction (7 books)
by
3.77 avg rating — 122 ratings

More series by Ellen Datlow…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Ellen's Recent Updates

Ellen entered a giveaway
The Fireman by Joe Hill
The Fireman
by Joe Hill
15 copies available, ends on May 08, 2016 Enter to win »
The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn by Usman T. Malik
"A perfect piece of short fiction. Malik's storytelling is tight and focused, while still conveying a story of massive depth, spanning, literally, the entirety of creation. But it's also a tale of family and love, change, and acceptance. Beautifull..." Read more of this review »
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six by Ellen Datlow
"Calling anything the best of the year is a tricky proposition. Taste is subjective; one person's trash is another person's treasure. However, I've never read an Ellen Datlow anthology that I didn't think was top-notch, so I've come to trust her ta..." Read more of this review »
The Doll Collection by Ellen Datlow
"This review was originally published at LitReactor.

****************************************************

Title:

The Doll Collection

Who Wrote It?:

Edited by Ellen Datlow, with fiction by Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen Graham Jones, Tim Lebbon, Gemma Files..." Read more of this review »
Ellen rated a book it was amazing
Sleep Walking Now and Then by Richard Bowes
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ellen made a comment on her review of The Enchanted
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
" The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld (HarperCollins) is a gorgeously written, exceedingly dark heartbreaker of a novel about an old, corrupt prison. A brilli ...more "
Ellen rated a book it was amazing
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
The Enchanted
by Rene Denfeld (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Ellen's books…
“It was Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the television series, 1997-2003, not the lackluster movie that preceded it) that blazed the trail for Twilight and the slew of other paranormal romance novels that followed, while also shaping the broader urban fantasy field from the late 1990s onward.

Many of you reading this book will be too young to remember when Buffy debuted, so you'll have to trust us when we say that nothing quite like it had existed before. It was thrillingly new to see a young, gutsy, kick-ass female hero, for starters, and one who was no Amazonian Wonder Woman but recognizably ordinary, fussing about her nails, her shoes, and whether she'd make it to her high school prom. Buffy's story contained a heady mix of many genres (fantasy, horror, science-fiction, romance, detective fiction, high school drama), all of it leavened with tongue-in-cheek humor yet underpinned by the serious care with which the Buffy universe had been crafted. Back then, Whedon's dizzying genre hopping was a radical departure from the norm-whereas today, post-Buffy, no one blinks an eye as writers of urban fantasy leap across genre boundaries with abandon, penning tender romances featuring werewolves and demons, hard-boiled detective novels with fairies, and vampires-in-modern-life sagas that can crop up darn near anywhere: on the horror shelves, the SF shelves, the mystery shelves, the romance shelves.”
Ellen Datlow, Teeth: Vampire Tales

“People say that life is a party! You arrive after it's started, and you leave before it ends.”
Ellen Datlow

“I hated and loved him in turns, as witches will do, for our hearts are strange and inexplicable.”
Ellen Datlow, Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales

Polls

JANUARY FANTASY: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run off poll for the January 2015 Fantasy BOTM.

 
  22 votes, 27.5%

 
  19 votes, 23.8%

 
  16 votes, 20.0%

 
  9 votes, 11.3%

 
  8 votes, 10.0%

 
  6 votes, 7.5%

comments and details
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
100+ Books in 2016: Laura's 2009 Books 27 912 Aug 15, 2009 02:27AM  
The Next Best Boo...: OFFICIAL SUMMER CHALLENGE 2009 6739 10787 Aug 31, 2009 10:23PM  
Paranormal Romanc...: January 2010 Reading Challenge 1246 1256 Feb 03, 2010 02:53AM  



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 2: by Kevin

Kevin O'Brien Thank you for accepting the Friend request.


Lettie Prell Ellen, thanks for the friendship add.


back to top