I know we’re still a week away from Easter so it’s early to be thinking about Christmas, BUT…

…look what Ellen Datlow will be publishing in October:

Even though many celebrate the winter solstice as a time of joy, a darker tradition of ghost tales and horror stories resides in the long winter nights. This anthology of all new stories will scour the world for the unholy, the dark, the dangerous, the horrific aspects of a time when families and friends come together—for better and worse.

Alongside Christmas celebrations, around the world are Makara Sankranti in the Hindu calendar in India, Yalda Night in Iran, Chanukah, the Roman Saturnalia, the Krampus, Dongzhi (solar term) in East Asia where sunlight passes through the 17 arches of Seventeen Arch Bridge, Summer Palace, Beijing, the pagan festival of Yule, St. Lucia’s Day in Scandinavia, the Druidic tradition of Alban Arthan, Soyal for Hopi Indians, Peruvian solstice festivals, and even Christmas in Antarctica at the research stations.

Because the weather outside is frightful, but the fire inside is hungry…

Featuring stories from:

Nadia Bulkin, Terry Dowling, Tananarive Due, Jeffrey Ford, Christopher Golden, Stephen Graham Jones, Glen Hirshberg, Richard Kadrey, Alma Katsu, Cassandra Khaw, Josh Malerman, Nick Mamatas, Garth Nix, Benjamin Percy, M. Rickert Kaaron Warren

3 thoughts on “I know we’re still a week away from Easter so it’s early to be thinking about Christmas, BUT…

  1. Ooooh! I didn’t know about this one! I had the pleasure of finally meeting Ellen Datlow last October. I’m afraid I may have put her off by gushing about how I’ve been reading her antholgies since I was about 12 years old. lol


    • I first became awarer of her when I bought her “Alien Sex” anthology back in 1990. It still stands up as a great anthology. I think she’s a very influential editor – good at spotting talent and providing interesting platforms. I have high hopes of this collection.

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