Best of
Dark-Fantasy

2001

Weaveworld


Clive Barker - 2001
    With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror -- a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.Barker turns from his usual horror to epic-length fantasy for this account of the Fugue, a magical land inhabited by descendants of supernatural beings who once shared the earth with humans. The Fugue has been woven into a carpet for protection against those who would destroy it; the death of its guardian occasions a battle between good and particularly repulsive evil forces for control of the Fugue. Weaveworld is rich with memorable characters, exciting situations, and pockets of Barker's trademark horror.

Elric


Michael Moorcock - 2001
    An introspective weakling in thrall to his black-bladed, soul-eating sword, Stormbringer, he is yet a hero whose bloody adventures and wanderings through brooding, desolate lands leads inexorably to his decisive intervention in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos. This volume brings together The Stealer of Souls and Stormbringer, the first two published books of Elric's adventures, and confirms Michael Moorcock's place as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.Omnibus of Stealer of Souls (collection, 1963) and Stormbringer (novel, 1977 revised version)Contents:•1 • The Dreaming City • [The Elric Saga] • (1961) • novelette by Michael Moorcock •35 • While the Gods Laugh • [The Elric Saga] • (1961) • novelette by Michael Moorcock •73 • The Stealer of Souls • [The Elric Saga] • (1962) • novelette by Michael Moorcock •119 • Kings in Darkness • [The Elric Saga] • (1962) • novelette by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn [as by Michael Moorcock ] •155 • The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams • [The Elric Saga] • (1962) • novelette by Michael Moorcock (aka The Flame Bringers) •191 • Stormbringer • [The Elric Saga • 6] • (1965) • novel by Michael Moorcock

Requiem Vampire Knight Vol. 2: Dracula and The Vampires Ball


Pat Mills - 2001
    Heinrich Augsburg, a German soldier who died on the Eastern Front and awoke to find himself a Vampire Knight on Resurrection (Hell), now discovers that Rebecca, who was his Jewish lover on Earth, is on also on Resurrection - but as a victim who haunts and seeks to kill those who tormented her in her Earthly life.Battling the ghoul pirates and the abomination Anthrax, he also faces more sinister forces within his own kind: powerful Vampires who plan his destruction.

Missing in Action


Dan Abnett - 2001
    Investigating a series of murders leads Inquisitor Eisenhorn into the clutches of a Chaos cult in this short story set between Xenos and Malleus which was previously available in the Eisenhorn Omnibus.

Wrong Things


Poppy Z. Brite - 2001
    Brite, "Onion," an original novella by Caitlín R. Kiernan, and "The Rest of the Wrong Things," a brand-new collaborative story by Caitlín and Poppy set in Poppy's fictional stomping grounds of Missing Mile, North Carolina. Wrong Things also features an exclusive afterword by Caitlín and ten full-page interior illustrations by Richard Kirk.

The Selected Stories, Vol. 4: Sin's Doorway and Other Ominous Entrances


Manly Wade Wellman - 2001
    Sin's Doorway and Other Ominous Entrances is the 4th volume of Night Shade Books' five volume "Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman."Contents:• Introduction by David Drake• The Undead Soldier• Larroes Catch Meddlers• Up Under the Roof• Among Those Present• The Terrible Parchment• Sin's Doorway• The Golgotha Dancers• Changeling• For Fear of Little Men• Where Angels Fear• The Witch's Cat• School for the Unspeakable• Voice in a Veteran's Ear• These Doth the Lord Hate• The Liers in Wait• The Hairy Thunderer• The Song of the Slaves• It All Came True in the Woods• When it Was Moonlight• His Name on a Bullet• The Valley Was Still• Back to the Beast• Finger of Halugra• Arimetta• Half Bull

The Dollmage


Martine Leavitt - 2001
    As her powers weaken and age comes upon her, she knows she must chose a successor. On the day she predicts to be the birthday of her chosen one, two girls are born: Annakey and Renoa. One must learn the Dollmage's magic, but which one? She chooses Renoa, but as Annakey grows, she discovers that she, too, has magic. When Seekvalley is threatened by outside forces, Annakey is the only one with a plan to save her people. But how can she ever persuade the Dollmage that she has the power to help? Who will believe her?