Stanley Wiater's "Modern Horror Fiction: 113 Best Books"

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From Stanley Wiater’s book Dark Thoughts on Writing (http://www.allconsuming.net/item/view/1227949 ). In the reference section at the back is this list of books by horror, dark fantasy, or dark suspense authors who have "received critical success or awards in his or her career." Wiater’s list includes "styles ranging from the most repulsively explicit to the most maddeningly subtle."

"Modern" here means published after 1960 (but before 1997, when the book was published.)

The list is alphabetical by author.

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  1. 1.
    ?
    Tales of Love and Death
    by Robert Aickman

  2. 2.
    The Vanishment
    by Jonathan Aycliffe

  3. 3.
    Crash: A Novel
    by J. G. Ballard

  4. 4.
    The Wasp Factory
    by Iain Banks

  5. 5.
    ?
    The Books of Blood (vols. 1-6)
    by Clive Barker

  6. 6.

  7. 7.
    ?
    The Smell of Evil
    by Charles Birkin

  8. 8.
    Aliens: Tribes
    by Stephen R. Bissette

  9. 9.
    The Exorcist
    by William Peter Blatty

  10. 10.
    ?
    Selected Short Stories (3 vols.)
    by Robert Bloch

  11. 11.
    The Brains of Rats
    by Michael Blumlein

  12. 12.
    The October Country
    by Ray Bradbury

  13. 13.
    ?
    Howling
    by Gary Brandner

  14. 14.
    Shapes Of Midnight
    by Joseph G. Brennan

  15. 15.
    Swamp Foetus: A Collection of Short Stories
    by Poppy Z. Brite

  16. 16.
    The Face That Must Die
    by Ramsey Campbell

  17. 17.
    The Panic Hand
    by Jonathan Carroll

  18. 18.
    Burning Your Boats
    by Angela Carter

  19. 19.
    Death Stalks the Night
    by Hugh B. Cave

  20. 20.
    ?
    Shudders and Shivers
    by R.Chetwynd- Hayes

  21. 21.
    Deus-X
    by Joseph A. Citro

  22. 22.
    ?
    THE PAIN DOCTORS OF SUTURE SELF GENERAL...
    by Alan M., Randy Fox and K. J. Peterson. Clark

  23. 23.
    The Children's Hour
    by Douglas Clegg

  24. 24.
    ?
    Nameless Sins (Gauntlet)
    by Nancy A. Collins

  25. 25.
    ?
    Homecoming
    by Matthew J. Costello

  26. 26.
    Escardy Gap
    by Peter Crowther

  27. 27.
    Tales of the Unexpected
    by Roald Dahl

  28. 28.
    The Black Castle
    by Les Daniels

  29. 29.
    ?
    From the Heart of Darkness
    by David Drake

  30. 30.
    The Essential Ellison: A 35 Year Retrospective
    by Harlan Ellison

  31. 31.
    Lizard Wine
    by Elizabeth Engstrom

  32. 32.
    The Dark Country
    by Dennis Etchison

  33. 33.
    Scare Tactics
    by John Farris

  34. 34.
    The Sandman (series)
    by Neil Gaiman

  35. 35.
    She Let Him Continue
    by Stephen Geller

  36. 36.
    ?
    Methods of Madness
    by Ray Garton

  37. 37.
    Moonchasers and other stories
    by Ed Gorman

  38. 38.
    ?
    Tales From The Nightside
    by Charles Grant

  39. 39.
    ?
    *OP Cormorant
    by Stephen Gregory

  40. 40.
    12 Stories of Suspense and The Supernatural
    by Davis Grubb

  41. 41.
    Red Dragon
    by Thomas Harris

  42. 42.
    The Mountain King
    by Rick Hautala

  43. 43.
    Portent
    by James Herbert

  44. 44.
    ?
    The Happy Man
    by Eric Higgs

  45. 45.
    Falling Angel
    by William Hjortsberg

  46. 46.
    ?
    The Convulsion Factory
    by Brian Hodge

  47. 47.
    Dead in the Water
    by Nancy Holder

  48. 48.
    The End Of Alice
    by A.M. Homes

  49. 49.
    The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
    by Shirley Jackson

  50. 50.
    Twilight Zone Scripts and Stories
    by George Clayton Johnson

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bah

Tales of the Unexpected — 6 years ago

Changed from this version of Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected to one with a picture.


bah

Anno Dracula — 6 years ago

Just noticed I had the wrong Anno Dracula on here (Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959 is a sequel), so I’ve changed it.




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