December 5th, 2008

The 2008 Horror Anthologies

I started wondering today if HWA's Blood Lite (from Pocket Books) was the only original horror anthology published this year by a major publisher. I dug around a little and came up with one other: Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, published by Ace. The theme was werewolves and Christmas.

I'm not kidding.

No Dark Delicacies this year, no Inferno, no new Mammoth book.

Thank goodness for the small press, which I think did produce some excellent original horror anthologies in 2008, but...well...I am starting to wonder if the original horror anthology is rapidly going the way of zombies at a gun show.