By Ellen Datlow
To coincide with the two hundredth anniversary of the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe, this anthology celebrates the intensity and variety of 1 of an important figures in literature. Compiled by means of multi-award profitable editor, Ellen Datlow, it offers a number of the leading skills of the style, who've come jointly to reimagine stories encouraged through Poe.Sharyn McCrumb, Lucius Shepard, Pat Cadigan, M. Rickert, and extra, have lent their craft to this anthology, retelling such classics as "The Fall of the home of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Masque of the purple Death," exploring the very fringes of the style.
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She must have been remembering his face, sweat-covered, eyes too bright--avid--his mouth somewhat open, sending onion breath throughout her epidermis. He used to be strong--too strong--and in any case, blackness dotting her imaginative and prescient, her chest burning for air, her neck hurting so badly that she puzzled if he'd damaged it, in that final second of realization, she learned she'd been doing it improper. She must have kneed him within the balls, shoved her palms into his belly, gouged his eyes. as a substitute, she held his wrist as he killed her, and she or he knew if she survived, she may have nightmares approximately this second endlessly.
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