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Cutting Edge

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  126 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
This anthology contains: Lacunae by Karl Edward Wagner; Lapses by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; The Bell by Ray Russell; Goodbye Dark Love by Roberta Lannes; Blue Rose by Peter Straub; The Monster by Joe Haldeman; Pale Trembling Youth by W. H. Pugmire and Jessica Amanda Salmonson; Out There by Charles L. Grant; Little Cruelties by Steve Rasnic Tem; The Man with the Hoe by George C ...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published October 1st 1986 by Doubleday Books
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Kevin Lucia
Mar 02, 2015 Kevin Lucia rated it really liked it
For the most part, very strong stories approaching the concept of horror from many different angles. At little dismayed that some of the amazon reviews I saw were apparently disappointed there wasn't actually more "cutting" in a collection titled "Cutting Edge." Probably the only story I didn't finish was - please don't shoot me - William F. Nolan's story. That one felt contrived, and forced.
Mark
Sep 05, 2011 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Thankfully picked up - and devoured - early enough in my horror writing career, this turned me towards a whole slew of writers I'd never read before and contains some terrific, challenging fiction.

Virtually every story is worthy of a read but I do have some standouts:

Lacunae, by Karl Edward Wagner
Goodbye, Dark Love, by Roberta Lannes (still, in 2011, one of my favourite short stories ever)
Vampire, by Richard Christian Matheson
Lost Souls, by Clive Barker

A terrific collection, a milestone of the g
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Olethros
-Aunque representativa a la hora de ofrecer trabajos y autores del subgénero, menos potente en su generalidad que volúmenes anteriores de esta serie de antologías.-

Género. Relatos.

Lo que nos cuenta. Con Dennis Etchinson como responsable de la selección de los trabajos (y de la introducción que mezcla crónica y ensayo), todos escritos para esta antología, 20 relatos que ofrecen distintas aproximaciones al terror y que nos contarán, entre otras cosas, lo que descubre un autor que se infiltra en e
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NumberLord
Mar 17, 2009 NumberLord rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
A collection of horror stories written in the mid eighties. My favorites:

The Monster by Joe Haldeman
A soldier tries to defend himself against accusations of murder, but the accusations are the least of his worries.

Goodbye Dark Love by Roberta Lannes
This is the kind of story that Night Gallery would have shown if it was on Cinemax.

They're Coming For You by Les Daniels
Mr. Bliss' wife is having an affair, so he kills her and her lover. Best unexpected ending in the book.

Lapses by Chelsea Quinn Yar
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Laura
Dec 22, 2013 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una buena recopilación de cuentos... como siempre pasa, algunos me gustaron mucho mas que otros, pero es un libro recomendable, me gustó.
Donald
Mar 20, 2015 Donald rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Great collection of short fiction.
Abraham Martinez
Una recopilación con sus altibajos pero con una muy interesante mezcla de narrativas, recomendable para quienes no hayan salido del horror clásico aun y quieran acercarse a las corrientes mas modernas (aunque no contemporáneas)
Marsten
Aug 15, 2011 Marsten rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: terror
Una buena recopilación de relatos contemporáneos de terror de autores bastantes conocidos.
Noelia
Apr 30, 2015 Noelia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Para los que gustan de cuentos cortos (y buenos) de terror. Recomendable.
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aka Jack Martin.

Dennis Etchison's short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies since 1961, and in his collections The Dark Country, Red Dreams, The Blood Kiss and The Death Artist. He is also an editor (Cutting Edge, MetaHorror, Masters of Darkness, The Museum of Horrors), novelist (Darkside, California Gothic, Double Edge), screenwriter and the winner of five British Fantasy
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