The darkness creeps upon us and we shudder, or it suddenly startles and we
scream. There need be no monsters for us to be terrified in the dark, but if
there are, they are just as often human and as supernatural. Join us in this
outstanding annual exploration of the year's best dark fiction that
includes stories of quiet fear, the utterly fantastic, the weirdly surreal,
atmospheric noir, mysterious hauntings, seductive nightmares, and frighteningly
plausible futures. Featuring tales from masterful authors and talented new
writers sure to make you reconsider walking in the shadows alone...