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The Best Horror Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Volume 1

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Fiction and Essays
ix • Introduction (The Best Horror Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Vol. I) • (1989) essay by Anne Devereaux Jordan
1 • Window • (1980) shortstory by Bob Leman
23 • Insects in Amber • (1978) novella by Tom Reamy
82 • Free Dirt • (1955) shortstory by Charles Beaumont
94 • Rising Waters • (1987) shortstory by Patricia Ferrara
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Published March 15th 1989 by St Martins Press (first published 1988)
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David Pollison
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I can not think of another horror anthology that has more great stories by multiple authors than this one. I guess it helps when you have 35+ years of monthly issues from the top genre magazine to choose from. For me it was the stories Window by Bob Leman, Insects in Amber by Tom Reamy, Poor Little Warrior by Brian W. Aldiss, Nina by Robert Bloch, Werewind by J. Michael Reaves and Pride by Charles L. Grant were my favorites. The rest are amazing as well. This anthology blows away all of the stor ...more
Marcus
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Contains "Nina" by Robert Bloch, and "Window" by Bob Leman to examples of short fiction at its best
Jen
Jun 20, 2009 rated it liked it
This collection started out with a bang, with the first story being pretty terrifying by the conclusion. Unfortunately, while the remaining stories were well-written, they weren't really that scary (even the Stephen King entry). They seemed more like supernatural thrillers with some gross-out moments. Maybe it's a sign of being too jaded with "horror" movies now really being just slasher flicks. I like more old-fashioned horror, but to me all the stories aside from the first were more suspensefu ...more
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Edward Ferman (born 1937) was an American science fiction and fantasy fiction editor and magazine publisher.

Ferman is the son of Joseph W. Ferman, and took over as editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1964 when Avram Davidson, due to his residence in various Latin American locales with unreliable postal delivery, could no longer practically continue editing; on the masthead, Jo
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