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The Darker Side: Generations of Horror

(Darkside #2)

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This all-new collection includes stories by:
* Edo Van Belkom
* Simon Clark
* Seth Lindberg
* Tom Piccirilli
* Brian Hodge
* Jessica Amanda Salmonson
* James Dorr
* Paul Finch
* Mehitobel Wilson
* Michelle Scalise
* David B. Silva
* Joel Lane
* Wilum Pugmire and Chad Hensley
* Charlee Jacob
* John Pelan
* Lucy Taylor
* Brian A. Hopkins and Richard Wright
* Ann Schwader
* Br
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Roc (first published 2002)
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Jan 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
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John Pelan (ed.), The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (Roc, 2002)

Pelan's second collection of "the new breed" of horror writers connects on most levels where the original failed. There's still a smattering of bad mixed in, but this time, most of the results are good.

I should get the bad out of the way first. I haven't yet tired of calling Edo van Belkom this generation's Saul Wernick, and he gives me another opportunity with the anthology's opening story. The usual van Belkom; simple, unscary
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Eric
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Passable quality all around, but only two stories rose above good into very good territory (Lucy Taylor’s and Ann Schwader’s). Took forever to finish because I had to force myself to continue reading.
Christina Strupp
Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Stand-out stories in this anthology for me were "The Mannerly Man" by Mehitobel Wilson, "Unspeakable" by Lucy Taylor, "Asian Gothic" by Shikhar Dixit, and "Hell Came Down" by Tim Lebbon. ...more
Stephanie
Mar 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Since this is an anthology with pieces of varying quality, it's kind of hard to give it a definite rating. Some stories were good, with excellent writing and plot developments... But for some reason just fell short. Some of them had weak endings that didn't really wrap everything up, or just sort of went downhill, or were too predictable. Some started off with interesting ideas that would probably be better suited for their own full-length novels; as short stories, they just weren't totally sati ...more
PSXtreme
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Plenty of good short horror stories, but not every one is of the same quality. If you need a sampler to expand your reading library, there will be more than enough new writers to chose from to do so. My Favorite selection was Mehitobel Wilson who wrote ""The Mannerly Man" to show us a world where political correctness has run amok. In this tale, people can kill anyone who offends them, for any reason, but can only do so once." ...more
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Wow just finished reading the story The Night City by Wilum Pugmire and Chad Hensley and it was so beautiful and sad it made me cry.
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