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Best New Horror 7

(The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #7)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  11 reviews
As always, Stephen Jones does an excellent job of collecting the year's best horror--1995 in this case. At nearly 600 large-format pages, with 25 stories, one novella, and an overview of the horror field (including magazines, movies, television, etc.), this volume delivers great value for the money.

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Tirkiluk / Ian R. MacLeod --
The most boring woman in the world /
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Paperback, 592 pages
Published September 16th 1996 by Raven Books (first published January 1st 1996)
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Lucian Poll
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
After the rather slim volume 6 comes a significantly chunkier entry in Stephen Jones’s Best New Horror series. While previous entries had been a tad uneven in terms of quality, volume 7 is pretty good throughout, with only a handful of stories I’d skip through on a reread. As you will see below, a number of stories suffer from weak or unsatisfying endings, but these are often due to the ending being overshadowed by an interesting premise or strong opening. So, predictably, this is another 4/5 fr ...more
Missy (myweereads)
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ive just finished this Mammoth Best New Horror Volume 7 edited by Stephen Jones. There are many collections which have been edited by Jones for years now. In this particular volume the focus is on horror of all kinds with monsters, humans, ghosts, demons and anything else you can possibly imagine.

What I love about this book is that you’re given an introduction to horror in the particular decade in which the book was published. Before each story there is also some information about the author and
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Bogdan
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthology, horror
I was so disappointed by this Anthology that you could not believe it.

I enjoyed reading only three writers:

Paul J. McAuley - The true History of Doctor Pretorius, a story similiar in many ways with the one of DR. Moreau.

Norman Partridge - The bars on Satan Jailhouse, a text with some fantasy & thrilling things in the Wild Wild West.

Lisa Tuttle - Food Man - a really creepy story about a girl who doesn`t eats and opens up a relantionship with the creature under her bead...very good ending &
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Sam
Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this collection some of the time, but I was happy to finally finish it. some of the stories were great. Others were painfully slow and purple.


I wish there were fewer “mood” stories. It seemed many of the shorts here relied on ethereal, dream-like, dissociative horror and while that can be interesting once in awhile, it comes across as tired and overdone in this collection.

Too much aimlessness and moody wandering for my tastes.


If you want a bit of a breakdown of the shorts that stood o
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Darren Nelson
Some decent stories in here, but nothing exceptional
Conal Cochran
Read this door-stopper years and years ago; the only ones I remember are Tirkiluk (very good, very atmospheric, could have been a teensy bit shorter here or there), the Ligotti (not one of my favorites, but I was much younger then and didn't get the point) and "More Tomorrow" (one of the greatest horror stories ever written.
Thomas Burchfield
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good collection from a top anthologist in the genre. Highlights include "Tirkiluk" by Ian Macleod; "The Most Boring Woman in the World," Christopher Fowler; "Going Under" by Ramsay Campbell; "Survivor," Dave Smeds (best of the bunch); and Neil Gaiman's narrative poem, "The Queen of Knives." The stories seem to slump off at the end, though.
Gevera Bert
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was fun to read this collection from the mid-90s, before cell phones and the internet were all pervasive in the world. In fact there's one story about how horrible cell phones are and the guy who has one is basically a freak. Other than that one, the stories did not seem dated at all.
Greg Kerestan
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best and strongest volumes, with "The Bonecutter's Tale" and "The Most Boring Woman in the World" bringing thrills, and Thomas Ligotti's "The Bungalow House" lending his unique blend of magic realism and surrealist horror. Plus, a new Pretorius tale is always appreciated.
Kailey Curless
admittedly I have not read this whole anthology, but I have read all the authors in it that I wanted to.
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