A chilling anthology in tribute to the genius of Shirley Jackson, collecting today’s best horror writers. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand and more.

 

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. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Carmen Maria Machado, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand, Kelly Link, Cassandra Khaw, Karen Heuler, Benjamin Percy, John Langan, Laird Barron, Jeffrey Ford, M. Rickert, Seanan McGuire, Gemma Files, and Genevieve Valentine.

 

"18 outstanding, atmospheric horror shorts from some of the biggest names in the genre ... Any fan of Jackson’s oeuvre will delight in this anthology." – Publishers Weekly starred review
 
"A joy for Jackson fans, but no Jackson knowledge is needed to enjoy this anthology. A gem in its own right." – SFX
 
"In short, another great anthology assembled by Ellen Datlow." – Horror Tree
 
"This anthology is classic horror in its appearance, but in the inside has modern sensitivities with standout prose. Shirley Jackson would’ve been proud" – Last Sentence
 
"Unsettling, disquieting, even disorienting... This collection is special. Somewhere, Shirley Jackson is peering over those glasses of hers, one eyebrow raised, a sly smile on her lips." – Dave Writes and Draws
 
"Even the most voracious of readers is sure to be swept away by the sheer magnitude of talent on display in When Things Get Dark." – Phantastiqa

When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson

$24.95Price
  • Titan Books 2021

    New hardcover

    352 pages