Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman

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HarperCollins, Oct 15, 2012 - Fiction - 425 pages
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A woman rejects her husband’s heart—and gives it back to him, still beating, in a plastic box. A little boy betrays his father to the harsh mercies of Santa Claus. A widower suspects his dead wife’s face is growing over his own. A man goes to Hell, and finds he’s roommate to the ghost of Hitler’s pet dog. Giant spiders, killer angels, ghost cat photography, and the haunted house right at the centre of the Garden of Eden.

Deliciously frightening, darkly satirical, and always unexpected, Robert Shearman has won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Edge Hill Reader’s Prize. Remember Why You Fear Me gathers together his best dark fiction, the most celebrated stories from his acclaimed books, and ten new tales that have never been collected before.

This ebook contains four bonus novelettes drawn from throughout Shearman’s impressive career: “Tiny Deaths,” “Jolly Roger,” “The Big Boy’s Big Book of Tricks,” and the previously unpublished “The Girl from Ipanema.”

  

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Review: Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman

User Review  - Luke Harrington - Goodreads

I genuinely liked about half the stories, and the other half bored me. What was strong was strong enough to suck me in; I just really wanted to be consistently enthralled, and it never really happened ... Read full review

Review: Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

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Contents

An Introduction by Stephen
Good Grief
Custard Cream
Cold Snap
Blue Crayon Yellow Crayon
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Robert Shearman has written four previous collections of short stories, and they have collectively won the World Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and three British Fantasy Awards. He is probably best known as a writer on the BBC TV series Doctor Who, and his work on the show gave him a Hugo Award nomination. His last book, Remember Why You Fear Me, is also published by ChiZine Publications.

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