"Fine speculative fiction collection"
This twenty-two collection anthology focuses on the
OUTSIDERS of society; those individuals who seem either
beneath the food chain or scarred as if they were flushed
down the toilet of life. These are pariahs and loners who
survive on the edge or beyond the boundary of the so called
acceptable norm. These freaks brood and some seem suicidal
as only the maladjusted can but make readers ponder what
does adjusted truly mean beyond relativity theory.
Though there are some name contributors like Gaiman,
Little, Tanith Lee, Lansdale, and Brite, many of the
authors are just as good but not as widely known writers.
The tales run the speculative fiction gamut from fantasy,
science fiction, horror, suspense, and even poetry. Overall
the fine compilation is funky, way out and different due to
the wacko cast, who make the abnormal seem like the normal.
The Nancys have provides a fun compilation.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted September 11, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007
22 All New Stories from the Edge
In this knockout anthology, today's most important writers of speculative fiction cruise the abnormal elements of society and find a new wave of underground disorder, poignant horror, dirty kisses, and necessary anarchy. Including never-before published stories by: Neil Gaiman, Steve Rasnic Tem, Kathe Koja, David J. Schow, Bentley Little, Poppy Z. Brite, Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, Melanie Tem, Tanith Lee, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Lea Silhol, Freda Warrington, Elizabeth Massie, Brett Alexander Savory, Katherine Ramsland, Yvonne Navarro, Thomas S. Roche, Michael Marano, John Shirley, Brian Hodge, and Elizabeth Engstrom ...all at their most brilliant and most outrageous. Here are dangerous games between lovers, howls from the dark, voyeurs and their victims, disturbed wishes and bitter dreams. Unflinching, uncommon, and underground, these tales vibrate with new life.