Last Wednesday waterstones gower street had a launch evening to coincide with the release of The mammoth Book of New Horror from 6:30PM - 8:00PM and it was Free.
This is the eighteenth volume (i think) and has a huge colection of fiction and articles on occurances of horror significance in 2006.
There were a real host of authors present and I was struck by the cross genre nature of Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith and Geoff Ryman who were joined by Mark Samuels and Don Tumasonis. MC for the evening was editor Stephen Jones.
Sanuels kicked off the evening with a wonderful Tube based horror story, I was impressed with the accuracy which added integrity to this piece. He read the beginning and immediately I thought of underground goth. He knows his underground.
Another story worthy of mention in the collection would be Kim Newmans The Man Who Got Off The Ghost Train, which is just an amazing piece of brilliant fiction, and despite my personal bias is a great addition.
There was considerable demand and the editor, Steve Jones ended the evening signing a last minute sale in the doorway of the shop as it closed, as the photo shows my mate getting his sig from Steve.