The Doll assortment is precisely what it feels like: a precious toy field of all-original darkish tales approximately dolls of every kind, together with every little thing from puppets and poppets to mannequins and child dolls.
Featuring every thing from life-sized clockwork dolls to all-too-human Betsy Wetsy-type child dolls, those tales play into the real creepiness of the doll trope, yet steer clear of the clichés that regularly appear in tales of this type.Master anthologist Ellen Datlow has assembled an inventory of gorgeous and terrifying tales from bestselling and significantly acclaimed authors corresponding to Joyce Carol Oates, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Pat Cadigan, Tim Lebbon, Richard Kadrey, Genevieve Valentine, and Jeffrey Ford. the gathering is illustrated with photos of dolls taken through Datlow and different committed doll creditors from the technology fiction and myth box. the result's a star-studded assortment exploring some of the most primal fears of readers of darkish fiction in every single place, and one who each reader should want to upload to their very own assortment. tales during this anthology via: Stephen Gallagher, Joyce Carol Oates,
Gemma records, Pat Cadigan, Lucy Sussex, Tim Lebbon, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Stephen Graham Jones, Miranda Siemienowicz, Mary Robinette Kowal, Richard Bowes, Genevieve Valentine, Richard Kadrey, Veronica Schanoes, John Langan, Jeffrey Ford