I thought I was pretty well-read in the horror genre until I dove into Darkness, a horror anthology edited by Ellen Datlow.

This book has been something of a revelation. Datlow's tastes in fiction--her diversity of story types and authors--is keen and instructive. I've encountered a number of really fine tales for the first time.

When I'm all finished, I'll give it a closer look. But, in the meantime, if you're looking for fiction of the type that insinuates itself into the back of your mind and stays with you for a time, then this is the book for you...

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Uncovering Original Ideas

There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope....