When Things Get Dark: Collection Edited by Ellen Datlow [Online meeting]
N.B. this meeting is held online via Zoom. If you want to join us for the in-person discussion, it is held the day before (on Wednesday) in a central London pub.
We do love Shirley Jackson at Horror Book Club, and got very excited when we heard about this collection of short stories inspired by her writing.
This is a 380 pages short story collection with 18 stories in it; it will be difficult to discuss all of these in one session so we'd ask people to prioritise the following stories so we all have a common reference for at least part of the discussion:
- Funeral Birds by M. Rickert
- For Sale By Owner by Elizabeth Hand
- In the Deep Woods, the Light is Different There by Seanan McGuire
- A Hundred Miles and a Mile by Carmen Maria Machado
- The Party by Paul Tremblay
- Refinery Road by Stephen Graham Jones
- Tiptoe by Laird Barron
Meeting starts at 7pm with drink breaks at 8 and 9. The discussion will end around 10pm but leave whenever you need to.
Here's the blurb from goodreads.com:
A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by, and in tribute to, Shirley Jackson.
Shirley Jackson is a seminal writer of horror and mystery fiction, whose legacy resonates globally today. Chilling, human, poignant and strange, her stories have inspired a generation of writers and readers.
This anthology, edited by legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow, will bring together today’s leading horror writers to offer their own personal tribute to the work of Shirley Jackson.