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Pestilence, floods, war, social upheaval, drug crime, wicked leaders, conspiracies, corruption even visions of death-dealing aliens -- this superb collection of stories takes an unforgettable imaginative journey into terror and transcendence. Each decade of the twentieth century is assigned to one of the top fantasy/horror authors of the modern age who evokes the particula ...more
Paperback, 656 pages
Published October 2nd 2001 by Harper Perennial (first published 1997)
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Jeannie Sloan
I didn't really like this book.Most of the stories were about how evil human beings can be to each other.If I wanted to read about that I would read more nonfiction.
The stories,for the most part,are very well written but again I don't really like the premise of 'lets see how bad psychopathic people can get and what they do to one another.I don't like this kind of horror at all.I don't want to be grossed out either or read about rape or pedophilia.'Yuck.
Angela Alcorn
The most stand-out story of the lot involves the Spanish Flu, and that is seriously revolting. The guy is helping at the hospital, but his wife meanwhile gets sick and dies. He goes a little crazy and keeps looking after her as if she's alive.

There's also a crazy one with a hippie commune, and one where a Jew gets drunk on Absinthe while he's watching Hitler speak.

I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who can stand horror writing.

There are some great reviews of this book on Amazon here.
I hesitate to put this on the apocalyptic shelf. The premise of the book sounds interesting. There was a story for each decade of the twentieth century that was to center on some sort of event that could be seen as related to an apocalypse or a sign of one. I just felt that some of the stories fell short of delivering on that.

At the end of the book the editor stated that the stories were merely to have a revelation of some sort in them. But shouldn't all stories have some sort of revelation in
I was expecting this to be a horror book,the stories while very good, I wouldn't consider horror, I did enjoy the collection very much,though, the Landsdale and Brite stories were the best , however they might be a bit graphic for some, all the stories were well written
Very different stories, definitely not what I was expecting. My particular favorites were the one about the doctor and his wife, and the commune that is secretly run by the government to keep the "hippies" under control.
a mixed bag of writing skills each in their own way leaving this reader with many thought provoking points to ponder one major grip I had was the lack of flow in most of the tales had to keep pushing myself to keep reading
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Amanda Kay
Great compilation!
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Douglas E. Winter is an American writer, critic and lawyer. A life-long interest in horror has led him to develop a parallel career as horror writer and horror critic. Winter edited horror anthologies Prime Evil (1988), and Revelations (1997) as well as the interviews collection Faces of Fear (1985, revised 1990). He has also written biographies of Stephen King and Clive Barker. He is a member of ...more
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