By Ellen Datlow
To coincide with the two hundredth anniversary of the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe, this anthology celebrates the intensity and variety of 1 of an important figures in literature. Compiled by means of multi-award profitable editor, Ellen Datlow, it provides a few of the top-rated skills of the style, who've come jointly to reimagine stories encouraged through Poe.Sharyn McCrumb, Lucius Shepard, Pat Cadigan, M. Rickert, and extra, have lent their craft to this anthology, retelling such classics as "The Fall of the home of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Masque of the pink Death," exploring the very fringes of the style.
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